Lucian Grainge Knighted for Contributions to Music, British Business

Lucian Grainge photographed in 2016
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Lucian Grainge arrives at Universal Music Group's 2016 Grammy After Party at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on Friday (June 10), conferred by the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours list. 

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Grainge joined the Order of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor for his accomplishments and leadership in the music industry, as well as his for services to British business and inward investment.

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"It is with enormous pride that I receive this honour from Her Majesty the Queen," Grainge said in a statement. "It is a recognition of British music's significance to the UK’s culture and economy, its role in inspiring investment, and the contribution of incredible creative talent from around the world.”

Rod Stewart was also knighted for his services to music and charity, as well was Simon Robey, chair of the Royal Opera House and Aldeburgh.


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