LONDON, June 10, 2016 – Lucian Grainge CBE, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, was today honoured with a knighthood conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list.

The knighthood was bestowed upon Grainge for his accomplishments in the music industry and his leadership through its challenging times. The honour also acknowledges Grainge’s contribution to British business and inward investment and his development of innovative business models, technology and media partnerships which have led to an expansion of UMG’s global presence.

“It is with enormous pride that I receive this honour from Her Majesty the Queen,” Grainge said. “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.”

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