The brand new award was introduced by Rod Stewart who additionally joined Elton on stage for his or her first ever dwell efficiency collectively to duet on Unhappy Songs (Say So A lot).
The legendary Elton John, whose achievements embrace, 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, promoting greater than 250 million data worldwide and the largest promoting single of all time, Candle In The Wind 1997, performed 9 songs which included I’m Nonetheless Standing, Your Tune, ‘Tiny Dancer and two songs from his forthcoming album The Diving Board. Sir Elton’s first full set record beneath.
The night was hosted by Dermot O’Leary and included shock video messages from Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Ed Sheeran, Annie Lennox, Emilie Sande, Mumford & Sons, Billie Jean King, David Furnish and Bernie Taupin amongst others. The BRITs Icon Award will turn into a part of the established BRIT Awards secure, however will probably be celebrated at a separate stand-alone occasion annually. It is going to be introduced solely to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them aside as having made an enduring impression on the nation’s tradition, recognising the very highest degree of British music achievement.
Earlier than the present Elton John stated: “It’s an incredible honour and an actual thrill for me to have my work acknowledged on this means, and I’m actually wanting ahead to collaborating in what guarantees to be a really big day.”
Full Set record:
- I’m Nonetheless Standing (from Too Low For Zero, 1983)
- Your Tune (from Elton John, 1970)
- Philadelphia Freedom (Single, 1975)
- Bennie And The Jets (from Goodbye Yellow Brick Highway, 1973)
- Tiny Dancer (from Madman Throughout the Water, 1971)
- House Once more (from The Diving Board, 2013)
- Rocket Man (from Honky Chateau, 1972)
- Mexican Trip (from The Diving Board, 2013)
- Unhappy Songs (Say So A lot) with Rod Stewart (from Breaking Hearts, 1984)