Elton John to be crowned a British icon

Saturday, 27 July 2013 - 12:16


Elton John will be crowned a British icon by the U.K. music industry.

The six-time Grammy winner and Oscar recipient will have to make room among his baby pictures for the newly created BRITs Icon Award. John is the first person so honored.

British music industry trade organization the BPI will hand out the honor in a standalone ceremony as an extension of the BRIT Awards.