Tom Jones honoured with the 2010 Industry Trusts’ Award
aaamusic | On 01, Jun 2010
Sir Tom Jones, legend, national treasure, international superstar is to be honoured with the prestigious Music Industry Trusts’ Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music. Sir Tom, knighted by the Queen in 2006 and celebrating his 70th Birthday this year, has notched up a stellar career over five decades and continues to scale the very highest peaks of the music business, both in the UK and around the world. The Award will be presented to Tom Jones on 1 November at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Over 1000 guests attend this celebrated charity award event in aid of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust.
David Munns, Chairman of the Award committee said: “Tom Jones is one of those rare beings, a timeless entertainer, a great guy, who clearly loves what he does, and whose talent appeals to successive generations. Tom is Mr Cool, one of the world’s greatest singers and performers and we are extremely proud and honoured that he is the 2010 recipient of the Music Industry Trusts’ Award.”
With his 70th birthday approaching and with over 100 million record sales, Tom remains indefatigable, with both recording and touring his live show around the globe. His next highly anticipated project is due from Island Records/Universal in July, where he once again excels himself with stirring performances that surprise and inspire. As the man said himself: “The fire is still in me. I am still, and I want to be, a contender.”
The Music Industry Trusts’ Award, now in its 19th year, has earned its respected place in the entertainment industry due to the great names that have held this honour: Sir George Martin, Ahmet Ertegun, Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, John Barry, Michael Parkinson, Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber and Kylie Minogue. The Award was founded to recognise outstanding achievement in the UK music industry as well as benefiting Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust.
Tom Jones commented:
“2010 is shaping up to be a very memorable year for me, I’m delighted to be honoured with the Music Industry Trusts’ Award and to join the roll-call of some great past honourees, such as George and Ahmet. I’ve visited the Brit Performing Arts & Technology School, supported by the BRIT TRUST, one of the Award’s charities, and was blown away by the incredible talent there and I’m looking forward to finding out more about Nordoff Robbins’ great work.”