Elton John has been announced as one of the honorees of the 2020 Global Citizen Prize Awards, which recognizes leaders and activists around the world who are “making extraordinary efforts for the world’s most vulnerable.” Elton will be presented with the Global Citizen Artist of the Year Prize, which salutes a creative individual or group who uses their artistic platform to promote and create positive change.
🥁 And our Global Citizen Artist of the Year is…. Sir @eltonofficial!!!
We’ll be celebrating artists, leaders, activists, and all the heroes in between who made this year a little brighter for us all at #GCPrize Dec. 19 on @nbc. Learn more 👉 https://t.co/UB7mNWJlRE pic.twitter.com/xFMUvwTIw7
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) December 15, 2020
Other 2020 Global Citizen Prize Awards honorees include the Sesame Workshop, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, the Back Lives Matter movement, and philanthropist and business tycoon Warren Buffett. John Legend will host and perform at the ceremony, which also will feature performances by Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Common and more. John Oliver, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Usher will all appear as presenters.