Usher to receive a honorary degree from Berklee College of Music

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Usher is set to receive an honorary degree at Berklee College of Music’s 2023 commencement ceremony. He’ll receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree at Boston University’s Agganis Arena, where he’ll address the graduating class. He’ll be honored alongside fellow recipients Roberta Flack and kora player Sona Jorbarteh for their contributions to music and philanthropy.

This year’s honorees join a class of past recipients, including Duke EllingtonAretha FranklinQuincy Jones, Chaka KhanMissy Elliott and John Legend.

Berklee College of Music’s commencement ceremony is on May 13 at 10 a.m. ET.

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