The Spanish singer is to receive a doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, following in the footsteps of previous recipients including David Bowie, Aretha Franklin and Steven Tyler.

Singer/songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater and jazz drummer Harvey Mason will also receive honorary degrees at the prestigious music school's commencement ceremony next month (May15).

During the event on 8 May (15), students will perform the music of the honourees.