Paul Simon’s distinguished music career spans six decades and includes twelve Grammy Awards. Three of these award-winning albums – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland” were also albums of the year. He has been inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist.
In 2002, he received the Kennedy Center Honors and in 2006 Time magazine named him one of the “100 People Who Shape Our World.” In 2007, the Library of Congress chose to award its inaugural Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Paul Simon. The aim of the award, as stated by the Library of Congress, “celebrates the work of an artist whose career reflects lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding.” more