Diane Warren Has to Wait Until 2022 to Collect Her Polar Music Prize Due to Delay Amid Pandemic
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The Songwriters Hall of Famer will be honored at the prestigious Polar Music Prize ceremony along with the 2022 laureates as the event is postponed for the second consecutive year.

AceShowbiz - Diane Warren will have to wait another year to pick up the prestigious Polar Music Prize as the ceremony has been postponed for the second year in a row.

The songwriter and Anna Netrebko were named the 2020 laureates, but last year's event was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now the rescheduled prizegiving has been bumped to May, 2022, when the two musicians will be honoured alongside the to-be-announced 2022 laureates.

"Next year is special to us as it will be 30 years since the first presentation of the Polar Music Prize to Sir Paul McCartney and the Baltic States in 1992," Alfons Karabuda, the chairman of the Polar Music Prize committee says. "We will continue in the very special tradition initiated by the founder of the Prize, the late Stikkan Anderson, but there is no such thing as business as usual with the Polar Music Prize."

"No year bears resemblance with the previous ones and 2022 will be no exception. So what can we say about the laureates of 2022? Well, nothing until February 8th, when the announcement will take place in Stockholm."

The Polar Music Prize, founded in Sweden by ABBA manager Stig Anderson, is dispersed each year to one artist from the realm of pop and one from the world of classical or jazz music.

Past recipients included Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Bjork, Sting' Metallica, Grandmaster Flash, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, and Yo-Yo Ma.

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