Congratulations to Elton and Leon Russell – If It Wasn’t For Bad, the first single from The Union, has been nominated in the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, to be broadcast in the USA on February 13, 2011, at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.
If It Wasn’t For Bad is nominated in the category ‘Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.’
Elton is the recipient of five Grammy Awards. In 1986 he received the award ‘Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal’ for the collaborative song That’s What Friends Are For. In 1991 he received the ‘Best Instrumental Composition’ award for Basque, in 1994 he received the ‘Best Male Pop Performance’ award for Can You Feel The Love Tonight, in 1997 he received the ‘Best Male Pop Performance’ award for Candle In The Wind ’97 and in 2000 he was part of the team that won the ‘Best Musical Show Album’ award for Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA. In 2001 he received the ‘Grammy Legend’ award.
Leon Russell has received two Grammys. In 1972 he and others including George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton received the ‘Album Of The Year’ award for The Concert for Bangla Desh. In 2001 he was part of the group that received the ‘Best Country Instrumental Performance’ award for Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
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