Person of the Year is MusiCares’ annual GRAMMY Week event that celebrates our honoree’s creative accomplishments and philanthropic work. This star-studded dinner and concert experience raises funds for MusiCares’ vital programs and relief efforts.  

While our Person of the Year tribute will have to wait until 2022, MusiCares’ mission to help music people in times of need continues:  

On Friday, March 12th 2021 at 5pm PST, MusiCares will present MUSIC ON A MISSION, a virtual broadcast and fundraising event featuring some of the biggest moments in MusiCares history, including new music from today’s biggest stars, past Person of the Year treasures from the MusiCares’ vault, and impassioned testimonials from members of the music community who MusiCares has helped.  

As we kick off GRAMMY Weekend, your favorite artists will celebrate the unsung heroes behind the scenes of their music and give the whole world the opportunity to show their support.  

Past Honorees

Aerosmith: 2020

Dolly Parton: 2019

Fleetwood Mac: 2018

Tom Petty: 2017

Lionel Richie: 2016

Bob Dylan: 2015

Carole King: 2014

Bruce Springsteen: 2013

Paul McCartney: 2012

Barbra Streisand: 2011

Neil Young: 2010

Neil Diamond: 2009

Aretha Franklin: 2008

Don Henley: 2007

James Taylor: 2006

Brian Wilson: 2005

Sting: 2004

Bono: 2003

Billy Joel: 2002

Paul Simon: 2001

Elton John: 2000

Stevie Wonder: 1999

Luciano Pavarotti: 1998

Phil Collins: 1997

Quincy Jones: 1996

Tony Bennett: 1995

Gloria Estefan: 1994

Natalie Cole: 1993

Bonnie Raitt: 1992

David Crosby: 1991