Bruce Springsteen To Become Ivors Academy Fellow

The Ivors Academy has revealed Bruce Springsteen as the latest songwriter to become an Academy Fellow, the highest honor the organization bestows.

With this, the iconic U.S. musician will become the first-ever international songwriter that the Academy has inducted into Fellowship in its 80-year history.

One of the most influential and important songwriters of all time, Springsteen’s music has sound tracked the lives of millions across the globe. Often described as “the embodiment of rock & roll,” Springsteen’s recording career spans fifty years, beginning with 1973’s Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ, and most recently in 2022 with Only the Strong Survive, his twenty-first studio album.

He has sold more than 140 million records worldwide, with his countless accolades including 20 Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony Award, induction into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award.

Springsteen said he is proud to be the first international songwriter to be recognized by The Ivors Academy.

“In addition to recognizing my songwriting, the award stands as a tribute to the fans and friends who have supported me and my work for the last fifty years,” he said. “This entire country has made me feel welcome every step of the way, and for this, I will always remain deeply appreciative.”

The Ivors Academy said Springsteen’s induction as its twenty-seventh Fellow recognizes his outstanding contribution to the craft of songwriting and acknowledges his impact on the U.K.’s cultural landscape.

To commemorate Springsteen being named an Academy Fellow, a limited edition vinyl of The Best of Bruce Springsteen in Jersey Devil Red can be purchased from Amazon at

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