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Quincy Jones named French commander

Gold records are nice, but Quincy Jones has a new international honor.

The Grammy-winning producer, arranger and composer has been named a commander of the French Legion of Honor by French President Jacques Chirac.

The ceremony took place Monday at the presidential palace in Paris.

Jones, who was named to the Legion of Honor in 1990, is the 32nd American and the first U.S.-born musician to have achieved the status of commander.

The 68-year-old has achieved international stardom with such credits as "We Are the World" and Michael Jackson's best-selling album "Thriller."

He went to France in the 1950s to study composition with famed piano teacher Nadia Boulanger.