Fleetwood Mac has been announced as the latest recipient of the “MusiCares Person of the Year” honor. The band will accept the honor at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, to be held on January 26, two night prior to the 60th annual Grammy Awards. The honor comes “in recognition of [Fleetwood Mac’s] significant creative accomplishments and their longtime support of a number of charitable causes.” Among those causes is MusiCares, which offers health and human services to the music industry.

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and the Recording Academy, made the announcement in a prepared statement: “Our 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is a celebration of firsts — the first time our annual signature gala will be held in New York City in 15 years, and the first time in the benefit's history that we will honor a band. This excitement is only matched by the genuine thrill and privilege of paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a legendary and influential group of artists whose music has provided the soundtrack for music lovers around the world.”

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