"I can't believe everyone's here!" Elton said as some of the most famous faces out there all jumped on one Zoom call together. We're talking Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and more. Here's what the A-List video call was all about.
"Elton," "Uncle Elton," "Sir Elton John" were just a few of the nicknames used by the artists as they connected to Zoom. And what in the world did this group of artists gather for? A reunion of Elton's The Lockdown Sessions collaborators, of course. The Grammy-winner released his latest album in October of this year, featuring remakes of old tracks plus some new singles with the likes of Dua Lipa, Charlie Puth, and Stevie Wonder.
"Well, it's finally launched, can you believe it? It's been amazing to work with you all," John gushed once everyone was on the screen. "I just wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and for working with me on this album. It's really been a dream come true."
And the feeling was beyond mutual. Elton's collaborators/new BFFs showered the singer in love. "It's such an honor to be on this song and singing one of my favorite Elton songs," Dua gushed. Mr. Wonder added, "If there's anything that's gonna make a difference in the world, connect it with love, it's music. We do it from our hearts. We do it from our experiences, and we share those emotions with you, the people."
The only person from Lockdown Sessions noticeably missing? Ed Sheeran. But don't worry - just make sure you watch until the end, and you'll see the Shape of You singer make a last-minute appearance with his British bud.
"The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album. But, as the pandemic went on, one-off projects kept cropping up," Elton previously explained of his latest work. "I've ended with a selection of really interesting and diverse stuff that was completely different to anything I'm known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory."