Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 53rd annual Pop Awards on May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 53rd annual Pop Awards on May 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

The awards honor the songwriters and publishers of the past year's most-performed pop songs on U.S. radio and television, while the BMI Icon is a designation reserved for those with "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."

Previous BMI Icons include James Brown, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Van Morrison.

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