Bruce Springsteen will be honored with a Fellow of The Ivors Academy.

The award is the highest honor that the British organization, which recognizes songwriting and composing, bestows. And making it that much more special, Springsteen is the first-ever international songwriter that the Academy has inducted into its Fellowship in its 80-year history.

Springsteen says, “I’m 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 50 years. This entire country has made me feel welcome every step of the way, and for this, I will always remain deeply appreciative.”

His induction into Fellowship of The Ivors Academy recognizes his contribution to the craft of songwriting and acknowledges his impact on the U.K.’s cultural landscape. He will become the 27th Fellow, joining the likes of Paul McCartneyStingElton JohnThe Bee Gees and Peter Gabriel.

Springsteen will receive his honor on May 23rd in London, the day after his U.K. tour ends in Sunderland, England.

And to commemorate the honor, a limited edition vinyl of The Best of Bruce Springsteen in Jersey Devil Red is available on Amazon.

Springsteen's tour moves to San Francisco for two shows on Thursday and Sunday.

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