Review: CEO of Universal Music Group honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame Special

Posted Jun 17, 2018 by Markos Papadatos
On June 14, 2018, Sir Lucian Grainge was honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame award ceremony, which took place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Sir Lucian Grainge
Sir Lucian Grainge
Photo by Larry Busacca, Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Sir Lucian Grainge was the recipient of the coveted "Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award," which was one of the three special awards of the evening. The "Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award" is tailored for entertainers or "star makers" in the music business who have been responsible for a substantial number of hit songs for a lengthy period of time, and who recognize the importance of songs and the songwriters.
The other two recipients of special events included Sara Bareilles ("Hal David Starlight Award") and Neil Diamond, who received the biggest honor bestowed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the "Johnny Mercer Award."
A veteran music executive and native of London, England, Grainge is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Universal Music Group, which is the world leader in music entertainment.
In 2010, Grainge was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and in 2016, Grainge was knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, for his accomplishments in the music industry and his leadership through its challenging times.
Canadian singer-songwriter and producer The Weeknd presented Sir Lucian Grainge with the prestigious "Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award," after Ariana Grande's surprise performance.
To learn more about Sir Lucian Grainge, check out the official website of the Universal Music Group.