Together, the two organizations have raised more than $300 million in support of worthy projects in 55 countries around the world.
1993 saw the release of the double-platinum album .
In 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music and in 2004 he became a Fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers.
Elton has won 12 Ivor Novello Awards between 19, been nominated for a Grammy Award 11 times (winning in 1986, 1991, 1994, 19), and received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001.
At the age of 11 he was awarded a scholarship as a Junior Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Music and he attended the Academy on Saturday mornings for the next four years.