(NEW YORK) -- If there was ever any doubt that Bruce Springsteen is a swell guy in addition to being a boss rocker, the Recording Academy has just put it to rest, announcing that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has been selected as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year.
Springsteen will be presented with the honor on Friday, Feb. 8, two days before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be handed out at the STAPLES center in Los Angeles.
In a statement Thursday morning, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow called Springsteen, "a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian. His career is a testament to the power of creative excellence, and his contributions as a philanthropist speak to the tenacity of the human spirit. We are privileged and honored to pay tribute to Bruce this year as our MusiCares Person of the Year."
Springsteen is being honored for his charitable work, as well as for his social activism and storied musical career.
The MusiCares Foundation provides financial and other assistance for musicians in need.
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