Elton John to be honoured with star-studded concert in January



NEW YORK (dpa)- Pop star Elton John will be celebrated next month with a celebrity-heavy live-broadcast concert several days after the 60th Grammy Awards, it was announced Friday.
The Englishman born Reginald Kenneth Dwight will mark his career at the "Elton John - I'm still Standing" concert alongside performers including Miley Cyrus, John Legend and Sam Smith at Madison Square Garden in January, the Grammys said in a statement.



Elton John
Elton John
The performer will personally take to the stage for part of the concert, which will also be broadcast on television.
John has "captivated audience across generations for more than five decades," Grammys president Neil Portnow said.
"His creativity, dynamic presence and melodic virtuosity have positioned him as a cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is pleased to honor his immeasurable contributions to the music community," Portnow added.
During his long career, John has won a total of five Grammys. His first - for his collaboration "That's What Friends Are For" with Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight - was in 1986.
He has also won a Tony and been nominated three times for an Academy Award for best original song, claiming the Oscar in 1995 for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from "The Lion King."
In 2000, he was honoured for his contribution to music with a Grammy Legend Award, as well as receiving charity Musicares' Person of the Year for his philanthropic work.
John is currently wrapping up his Once In A Lifetime world tour. After his Grammy concert he will embark on a four-month stint at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace.
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Saturday, December 16th 2017
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