Here’s a picture of Sir Lucian Grainge being Knighted by Prince William

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge, today invested Sir Lucian Grainge CBE in the Order of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor.

You can see a picture of the occasion at Buckingham Palace below. Click for full size.

Sir Lucian Grainge

News of Grainge’s Knighthood arrived in June with the Queen’s Birthday honours.

Across his career, Lucian Grainge has worked with the likes of ABBA, Elton John, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Queen, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, U2 and Amy Winehouse.

Grainge joined Universal Music in 1986 to launch PolyGram Music Publishing UK, and within five years had led the fledgling division to become one of the top three publishing companies in the market.

Grainge joined UMG’s Polydor in 1993 as General Manager of A&R and Business Affairs, rising to Managing Director of the label in 1997.

He was subsequently appointed Deputy Chairman, and then, in 2001, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music UK.

In 2005, he was named Chairman and Chief Executive of Universal Music Group International, gaining oversight of global operations outside the U.S.

Grainge was appointed CEO of UMG in 2010 and promoted in 2011 to Chairman and CEO.Music Business Worldwide

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