iHeartMedia will air “iHeartRadio ICONS with Elton John: Celebrating The Launch Of Elton John’s Autobiography, ME.” The radio special, which will broadcast Oct. 16 (10pm ET), features an exclusive interview hosted by Jim Kerr, morning man at iHeart classic rock “Q104.3” WAXQ New York. The legendary singer and musician will share stories from his autobiography and perform snippets of select hits during the special.
The event will be carried across more than 297 iHeartMedia stations, including on the company’s classic hits, oldies, variety, AC, classic rock 70’s, select classic rock 80’s stations and digitally on the “Big Classic Hits” and “Soft Rock” channels on the iHeartRadio app. The CW Network will also livestream the event on The CW App and CWTV.com.
Sir Elton John has achieved 38 Gold and 31 Platinum or Multi-Platinum albums, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997.” In August 2018, he was named the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 27 top 10s. John launched his first tour in 1970 and has since performed more than 4,000 times in more than 80 countries.
When not recording or touring, he devotes time to a number of charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised more than $450 million and funded programs across four continents in 24 years. The first 25 years of his life were recently portrayed in the critically acclaimed musical biopic “Rocketman,” from Paramount.