Sir Elton John becomes part of prestigious Order of the Companions of Honour group

A new height for Rocketman! Sir Elton John becomes part of prestigious Order of the Companions of Honour group to mark his services to music and charity

  •  He has been appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour
  • The elite group of Britain’s most notable figures from arts, science and politics
  • The award comes after a remarkable year that saw the release of Rocketman

Only a few days ago, Sir Elton John reflected on his disbelief at enjoying the most successful year of his life at 72

Only a few days ago, Sir Elton John reflected on his disbelief at enjoying the most successful year of his life at 72.

But with just four days of 2019 remaining the singer, pictured, has been handed one extra accolade to crown a remarkable 12 months.

He has been appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour – an elite group of Britain’s most notable figures from the arts, science and politics. Though already knighted by the Queen in 1998, the special award in the New Year Honours list marks an upgrade for the superstar to mark his services to music and charity.

The award comes after a remarkable year that saw the release of the screen biopic Rocketman, which became a box office hit.

The singer, who has sold more than 300million records worldwide, was named as the top male solo artist of all-time by Billboard magazine in November. Sir Elton, who has two sons with his husband David Furnish, also published his autobiography, Me, serialised in the Daily Mail.

But with just four days of 2019 remaining the singer, pictured, has been handed one extra accolade to crown a remarkable 12 months

But with just four days of 2019 remaining the singer, pictured, has been handed one extra accolade to crown a remarkable 12 months