Bob Dylan Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Bob Dylan Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Bob Dylan Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom
President Barack Obama named GRAMMY winner Bob Dylan one of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor. The medal is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions "to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." Dylan is the lone music recipient; other recipients include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, author Toni Morrison and NCAA women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. The awards will be presented at the White House in late spring. (4/27)

Don Omar, Prince Royce Are Top Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards
Don Omar
and Prince Royce won eight awards each at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 26 in Miami. Omar's awards included 2012 song of the year for "Danza Kuduro," Latin rhythm songs artist and Latin rhythm albums artist while Prince Royce's awards included artist of the year and a songwriter award for "Corazón Sin Cara." Other artists picking up awards included Maná and Shakira with five and four awards, respectively. (4/27)