Annie Lennox BerkleeAnnie Lennox will join some of the biggest names in music history when she collects an honorary degree from the prestigious Berklee College in May.

Annie will also be delivering the commencement address at Berklee College of Music’s May graduation ceremony in Boston.

School officials say they’re honoring the musicians to recognize their influence in music along with cultural contributions.

The Aberdeen-born singer is one of three major artists – the others being Carole King and Willie Nelson – who will be presented with their honorary music degrees by the president of the Boston-based establishment, Roger Brown.

She will also deliver an address to more than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents and invited guests at the Agganis Arena on Saturday, May 11.

It is the latest honour for the Scottish artist, who featured in the Olympic closing ceremony in London and has also become famous for championing humanitarian causes.

The former Eurythmics star is joining some exalted company. Past recipients of Berklee degrees include Smokey Robinson, David Bowie, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie and Steven Tyler.

The college confirmed that this year’s trio are being recognised for “their achievements and influence in music and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture.”