Miley Cyrus and Elton John at Grammy's 2018.

Miley Cyrus presents the Global Citizen Prize to Elton John

Sir Elton John has been honored with the Artist of the Year Award by the Global Citizen organization for his incredible humanitarian work over the years with the Elton John Aids Foundation. Her friend and collaborator Miley Cyrus has been in charge of presenting the mythical singer's allocate. Read on to see the full conversation between them and find out more about the Global Citizen Prize.

  • Sir Elton John founded a non-profit organization for the research and treatment of HIV infectious disease in 1992.
  • In almost three decades the Elton John Aids Foundation has managed to raise $450 million that has been distributed in different centers of study and mutual aid for AIDS patients and their families around the world.
  • Much of the funds raised by the non-profit comes from the annual parties that the 73-year-old singer holds on the weekend of the Academy Awards, the Oscars viewing party, where he gathers great figures of the entertainment industry who contribute their bit to the cause.
Miley Cyrus and Elton John performing "Tiny Dancer" at the Grammy's 2018.

Miley Cyrus is a fan of the annual parties hosted by Elton John to raise funds since 2013.

The two artists maintain a tender friendship since Miley's Hannah Montana years, as the two are great activists for the LGBTQ community.

The Happy Hippie Foundation was grounded in 2014 by the 28-year-old singer to provide tools and assistance to homeless members of the LGBTQ community.

Lionel Richie, Elton John, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin at the Elton John's Aids Foundation Party, 2018.

This is why the decision of the organizers to choose Cyrus to present the Artist of the Year Award to Sir Elton John, who has done so much to alleviate the AIDS crisis in the world, seems more than accurate.

However, the 73-year-old singer, in his acceptance speech, confessed that he feels he should have done more to help, that he should march and be more political about it. 

It was only in 1990 after Elton found sobriety and after the sad episode of the death of his close friend and Queen leader, Freddy Mercury (as well as many other dear friends who found the end in an unknown disease at that time), that the singer From “I'm Still Standing” decided to take the step of getting involved in the fight against AIDS.

Freddy Mercury and Elton John in 1981.

Another message that he left us in his talk with Smiley was the exhortation to the new generations to continue the work initiated by him.

“No one is left behind” is the motto of the foundation and in these moments that we're living with the global pandemic, it should be the motto of all, to move forward and help each other. Watch Elton John's full acceptance speech below!

                                                  

Kelsey Miller

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