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Julio Iglesias to receive honorary degree from Berklee College of Music

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 04:  Julio Iglesias performs "Julio Iglesias In Concert At Gran Teatre del Liceu" on July 4, 2012. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 04: Julio Iglesias performs "Julio Iglesias In Concert At Gran Teatre del Liceu" on July 4, 2012. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month.

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris, drummer Harvey Mason and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Dee Dee Bridgewater will also receive honorary doctorates at the May 9 ceremony.

Berklee says Iglesias and the others are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture.

Past recipients include Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Page, Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Loretta Lynn, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, George Clinton and Placido Domingo.

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