His former WHAM! bandmates gave a beautiful introduction to a musical tribute from Coldplay's Chris Martin.
Gary Barlow will be awarded a special prize by the Music Industry Trust, it has been announced
Gary Barlow will be awarded a special prize by the Music Industry Trust, it has been announced.
The Take That singer and X Factor judge will be handed an honorary award by the MIT in November for his services to the recording industry.
"He is one of the UK's most accomplished artists - a unique musician, songwriter and producer who embodies both success and distinction, and who serves as a dedicated ambassador for many charities," said David Munns, chairman of the award committee.
"I can't think of another artist who works with both Simon Cowell and Her Majesty The Queen."
Jools Holland won last year's prize, while Sir Elton John and Sir Tom Jones are among previous winners.
The 21st Music Industry Trust Awards will take place on November 5.
Watch the music video for Take That's ‘Patience’ below: