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Anne Murray set to get UPEI degree

Canadian singer will receive award in May, address graduating class

Canadian singer Anne Murray is being given an honorary degree from the University of Prince Edward Island.

The Canadian icon will be among four people to receive a degree at this spring’s convocation in May. Murray is expected to address graduates at the event on May 9.

The Nova Scotia-born singer is known internationally for multiple hits that have spanned her 40-year career.

She has sold more than 50 million recordings, that have brought in Grammy Awards, Juno Awards, American Music Awards and Canadian Country Music Awards.

Three Islanders, including a businessman and foster parent, will also be honoured.

– The Canadian Press