Elton John to receive BRITs Icon Award

London, July 23 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Elton John will be honoured with the BRITs icon award, to commemorate his golden career.

Brit Awards organisers are to launch a new annual honour to celebrate major figures in music with Elton John, 66, announced as the first ever recipient of the new BRITs Icon award.

John will be honoured in an inaugural ceremony here in September, and it will feature live performances of some of his best-loved songs, reports contactmusic.com.

"It's a tremendous honour and a real thrill for me to have my work acknowledged in this way, and I'm really looking forward to participating in what promises to be a very special occasion," he said.

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