Bono Named MusiCares Person Of The Year

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10.9.02 - MTV UK

Rock uber-star and humanitarian action-man Bono has been named 2003 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science's, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of African and worldwide charities as well as his work in the music industry.

The U2 frontman will be officially bestowed his MusiCare honours at a ceremony in New York on February 21. Bono, who has also just been named Most Powerful Person In Music in a poll by Q Magazine, will be presented the title by 2002 MusiCare Person Of The Year, Billy Joel. The MusiCares initiative was started by the Recording Academy back in 1989.

Over the past 12 months, Bono has focussed his fundraising efforts on poverty and HIV/AIDS in the Third World, campaigning strongly for greater efforts in eradicating both. As part of his campaign, the U2 frontman has toured Africa with US Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neill. Bono has also continued to support Jubilee 2000 Drop The Debt; a campaign for the clearing of outstanding international debts currently owed by the world's 57 poorest countries.

In between Bono's global efforts, U2 still find time to record cracking tunes and make great videos. Testament to this, is the 'Electrical Storm' video, currently available to enjoy in full on

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