CHARLOTTETOWN - Canadian singer Anne Murray is being given an honorary degree from the University of Prince Edward Island.

The Canadian icon will be among four people to receive a degree at this spring's convocation in May.

Murray is expected to address graduates at the event on May 9.

The Nova Scotia-born singer is known internationally for multiple hits that have spanned her 40-year career.

She has sold more than 50 million recordings, that have brought in Grammy Awards, Juno Awards, American Music Awards and Canadian Country Music Awards.

Three Islanders, including a businessman and foster parent, will also be honoured.