Kate Bush Honoured With CBE By The Queen

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One of Britain’s most critically lauded pop stars has been given additional royal recognition, with the news that Kate Bush has been awarded with a CBE for her services to the Queen at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, the BBC reports.

Perceived by the media to generally be elusive, Bush has in fact simply taken more enjoyment in the time of her family and personal life and seeking to attract any sort of fame in recent years, and she’s still been releasing records too, most recently 2011’s 50 Words For Snow, her 10th studio in 40 years. She first came to fame, of course, with 1978 hit Wuthering Heights. Accepting her honour at Windsor Castle, Bush declined to speak directly to the press, but did issue a press statement that said "I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everybody who has been such an important part of it all.” Bush also added "Now I've got something special to put on top of the Christmas tree."

The 54 year-old’s other hits include  Running Up That Hill and Babooshka, and she’s won both Brit and Ivor Novello awards. She’s a fine list of collaborators to her name too, including Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel and Prince.


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