Sir Elton John and Dua Lipa honored at 2022 Variety Hitmakers

Sir Elton John and Dua Lipa will receive top honors at the 2022 Diversity Film Producers celebration.

The British superstars will be recognized for the success of their chart-topping single Cold Heart, the lead single from Sir Elton’s collaborative album, The Lockdown Sessions.

The pair will be named Hitmakers of the Year in the November 30 issue of the US publication, with an accompanying event set to take place on December 3.

Along with their 2022 success, the award also recognizes Sir Elton’s mentorship of young artists throughout his six-decade career.

It came as the pair briefly reunited at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for Sir Elton’s final US tour.

Beginning his three-song encore, he invited Lipa to come on stage with him, before performing Cold Heart.

Variety’s annual Hitmakers Celebration looks back on a year in the music industry and recognizes the authors, producers, publishers, managers and executives who helped create 25 songs that have been sold the most of the year, according to Luminate’s assessment.


It comes as the pair reunite briefly at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for Sir Elton’s (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) final US performance.

US singers Selena Gomez and Lizzo will also be honored.

Gomez will receive Movie Song of the Year for a “rustic and intimate new ballad” to accompany her recently released documentary, My Mind and Me, which details her personal struggles her with mental health.

Released on November 3, 2022, the song sends fans a message that “it’s okay, it’s okay”.

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