Joni Mitchell is to be honored at the Recording Academy’s 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year Award.
A Career of a Lifetime
Ever since her game changing album “Song to a Seagull,” released in 1968, Joni Mitchell has been a staple in the music industry. Nearly 6 decades later and Mitchell is still one of the most influential artists of all time.
Her passion for music has also paved the way for women in the music industry all over the world. Upon her arrival in The States in 1967, the only image of women in music was “A girl with everything.” Despite these challenges, she overcame and was in full control of her works.
Then, in 1971, Mitchell released her masterwork “Blue.” Considered to be one of the greatest folk rock albums, this helped cement her into music history as one of the icons.
Nearly 5 decades, 19 studio albums, and dozens of awards later, Joni Mitchell is getting awarded the MusiCares Person of the Year Award.
An Amazing Return
In 2015, Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm that left her unable to speak or walk. Initially, doctors thought this might inhibit her for the rest of her life. However, after a year of rehabilitation, Joni was rehabilitating faster than people had expected.
7 years later, and Mitchell is has returned to the spotlight to accept her award.
A Star Studded Cast
Friday night, Joni Mitchell was honored by some of the greatest artists of our time to launch the Grammy awards weekend.
Lead by Brandi Carlile and John Baptiste, artists of all genres and ages came together to pay tribute to Mitchell.
The line up included:
- Angélique Kidjo performing “If.”
- St.Vincent’s talent shined on “Court and Spark.”
- Dave Grohl’s 15-year-old daughter, Violet sang “Help Me.”
- Chloe Bailey performed “Chelsea Morning.”
- Pentatonix soared on a medley of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and “Raised on Robbery.”
Towards the end, Mitchell joined the artists on stage to perform “The Circle Game.” As the final song of the night, people were left teary-eyed in the audience. The viewers were left with a performance to remember.
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