Bryan Ferry is a singer, songwriter and co-founder of the group Roxy Music, with whom he wrote and recorded eight acclaimed albums. He has released sixteen solo albums and is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential recording artists of all time. In 2011 Ferry was awarded a CBE and accepted the French national honour of Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2012. In 2014 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Music by the University of Newcastle. Roxy Music were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.