In the United Kingdom, he has previously been a knight and soon Elton John will also receive a prestigious award in France. The Daily Mail reports that the singer may receive the Légion d’honneur on Friday from President Emmanuel Macron.

After his concert at the AccorHotels Arena on Thursday, the British singer has to visit Friday at the Élysée Palace where the award ceremony will take place. According to the French president, Sir Elton is “a piano virtuoso, melodic genius and a true showman” and is someone who “dared to come out as one of the first artists in the business and has meant a lot to the LGBT community. “

The Légion d’honneur, fully the National Order of the Legion of Honor, is the highest and most important French award that can be awarded to a citizen.