Celebrate the extraordinary career of music’s one and only “Rocket Man”, five-time Grammy winner Elton John!
Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute is the dazzling gala concert that salutes the extraordinary career of music’s one and only “Rocket Man”, five-time Grammy winner Elton John.
Top Grammy Awards winners and nominees, including Miley Cyrus, Kesha, John Legend, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, SZA, and more, are tentatively scheduled to gather to pay tribute to Elton John, who will also take the stage to perform a selection of hits. And do they have an incredible selection to choose from: He’s one of the most highly-acclaimed and top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum or multi-platinum albums, and more than 300 million records sold worldwide, including the record for the biggest-selling single of all time.
"Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "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."
"Elton John is an undeniable force within the music industry, and I can't think of a better musician to honor at this special GRAMMY Salute," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. "We're proud to pay tribute to his artistry, and can't wait to see what the participating musicians have in store for this momentous celebration of Elton's work."
Watch on TVNZ 1, Wednesday 19th December, 7.30pm.
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