Mariah Carey flew in from the US to perform at the star-studded reception in London.
In his five-decade career, Sir Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, fifty-eight Billboard Top 40 singles, twenty-seven Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he has had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.
His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and he has received six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards - winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legend award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998.
In 2013, John collaborated with American rock band Queens of the Stone Age on their sixth studio album.
Top 11 Songs From Elton John - Watch Now
Elton John is a British musical icon. Here, we pick 11 of his top songs.
The Latest Elton John News
A competition is allowing filmmakers the chance to create music videos for three classic Elton John songs.
The showbiz couple exchanged heartfelt declarations of their love for each other on Instagram.
Elton John says he's not planning on retiring just yet.
The star spoke candidly about his career following his stellar performance at the Apple Music Festival.
Don't miss Elton John on his 'Wonderful Crazy Night' tour this year!
Elton John: Top Downloads
Love Elton John? Click the like button to add him to Facebook
Powered by Facebook
Do You Know The Capitals Of These 26 European Countries?
We Can Tell You Exactly Which Song You Should Relax To
Like Us On Facebook
Everything that could possibly go wrong does for poor Patti.
These are 10 of the biggest selling singles of the 1990s, but can you correctly pick the year they hit the top spot?