Cyndi Lauper Will Receive First-Ever "Nobel Prize In Music"
The award will be given out annually to an artist who has promoted social justice for over a decade and is in collaboration with High Note Global Initiative, created by producer and entrepreneur David Clark. The initiative celebrates music artists who promote social justice through their music. The award has been referred to as the "Nobel Prize In Music," according to the High Note Global Initiative.
GRAMMY-nominated pop singer Kesha will present Lauper with the award during the Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit concert, taking place at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day.
UN Human Rights Chief External Outreach Laurent Sauver said the award is an effort to inspire more awareness of human rights around the world.
"Musicians hold a special place in society, as they have the ability to inspire people to action. We are proud to support The High Note Global Initiative and The High Note Global Prize in an effort to galvanize global awareness of the importance of human rights, and at the same time honor artists who passionately use their work to promote and protect the rights of others," Sauveur said in a statement on the High Note Global Initiative website.
Lauper, whose songs like "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and "Time After Time" have become classics in American culture, won her first GRAMMY in 1985 in the Best New Artist Category.