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Prince to be Honored Webby's Lifetime Achievement Award

June 1, 2006 (8:53 am) GMT
Prince will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Webby online awards for his use of the Internet to distribute music and connect with audiences.

It was announced Wednesday May 31st, 2006 by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences that will receive a Special Achievement honor at the 10th Annual Webby Awards for his efforts to make use the Internet to distribute music and connect with fans.

"Besides being a musical genius, Prince is a visionary who recognized early on that the web would completely change how we experience music," Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain said in a statement. "For more than a decade, he has tapped the power of the Web to forge a deeper connection with his fans and push the boundaries of technology and art."

More on Prince's achievement that makes him deserve the honor is that his being the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997's "," exclusively on the Web, according to the announcement, and "long before MySpace and iTunes, Prince used the Web as a new way to distribute music, premiere videos and build his relationship with his fans."

The awards ceremony is slated to take place June 12 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With " will host the show. Meanwhile, Prince will be honored along with winners in 69 categories, as well as five other special-achievement recipients, including Thomas Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times, rock group , and the founders of the popular social networking site MySpace.com.

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