Lionel Richie to receive O2 Silver Clef Award

Lionel Richie to receive O2 Silver Clef Award

Lionel Richie is to be presented with the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award.

Olly Murs and André Rieu will pick up the AEG Live Best Male Artist Award, and PPL Classical Award, respectively, at the ceremony, which takes place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on July 1.

“I am so proud to be one of the few Americans to receive the O2 Silver Clef Award which supports such a wonderful charity. Nordoff Robbins dedicate themselves to changing lives through music, and to me that is something truly special,” said Richie.

It was recently announced that Glynne will receive the Jack Daniel’s Best Newcomer Award and Florence Welch, of Florence and The Machine, will be presented with the Best Female Artist Award, previously won in its inaugural year by Rita Ora.

Since launching in 1976 the O2 Silver Clef Awards have raised more than £9 million to fund Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy work. 

Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan said: “The O2 Silver Clef Awards are one of the reasons why Nordoff Robbins is able to continue delivering life-changing music therapy to so many vulnerable and isolated people. For 41 years the event has celebrated the brightest stars in the music industry, whilst raising over £9 million for our charity to date. We are delighted to announce the latest 2016 winners, all of whom are incredibly deserving of their awards.” 

The awards have honoured some of the biggest names in the music industry in its 41-year history including Iron Maiden, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, The Bee Gees, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue and Pharrell Williams.

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