Sam Smith Will Salute Elton John In All-Star Concert Special

"Elton John: I’m Still Standing" will air on CBS.

Elton John: I’m Still Standing—A Grammy Salute will pay tribute to five-time Grammy winner Sir Elton John, Billboard reports.

Four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith is among the artists who will honor the 70-year-old legend at the live concert event.

Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Keith Urban will also pay tribute to John, who is expected to perform some of his greatest hits. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The concert special will tape January 30, 2018, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, two days after the 60th annual Grammy Awards. It will be broadcast at a later date on CBS.

Elton John: I’m Still Standing continues the tradition of the Recording Academy’s epic all-star salutes to artists such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles.

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“Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades,” says Recording Academy president Neil Portnow in a statement. “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.”

Released last month, John’s greatest hits collection, Diamonds, coincided with the 50th anniversary of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin.

John, a tireless HIV/AIDS activist, has two sons with husband David Furnish. The Tony-winning composer is currently working on a Broadway-bound musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.

Smith’s sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, dropped last month. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter’s North American arena tour kicks off June 18, 2018.

John memorably interviewed Smith, a self-described “dick monster,” for the October issue of Attitude.

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