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(AP) Spanish pop sensation Alejandro Sanz steps into a music school for the first time and what happens? He receives an honorary doctorate degree from one of the world's foremost institutions devoted to his craft.

Sanz accepted the award Wednesday from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

More than 1,200 people packed the Berklee Performance Center for the event, and students performed his music.

Sanz says that when he first heard he would receive the honor, he was delighted but thought someone must be crazy.

The Madrid artist has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide and received numerous Latin Grammy and Grammy awards.

The school reserves the honor for artists who have the overwhelming respect of their peers. Others who've received the recognition have included Duke Ellington and Steven Tyler.

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