Brian Wilson will be honored as the BMI Icon during the rights group's 52nd annual Pop Awards dinner May 11 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Brian Wilson will be honored as the BMI Icon during the rights group's 52nd annual Pop Awards dinner May 11 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Wilson joins past BMI Icons Isaac Hayes, Bill Anderson, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Bo Diddley, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, Dolly Parton and Little Richard.

Wilson picked up BMI's President's Award in 1995; with the Icon award, he will become the first songwriter to receive both special honors from the rights group.

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