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Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song celebrates the work of an artist whose career reflects the influence, impact and achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding.

Watch the 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Special Honoring Lionel Richie on PBS May 17th 9PM EST or check your local listings


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The styles in which these works are composed reflect myriad contemporary traditions like rock, jazz, country, pop, blues, folk, and gospel. The recipient-whether composer, singer/songwriter, or interpreter-is recognized for entertaining and informing audiences, for drawing upon the acknowledged foundations of popular song, and for inspiring new generations of performers on their own professional journeys.


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