Music legend Sir Elton John has been inducted into the Mojo Hall of Fame.

The gay star received the honour at the music magazine’s awards in Shoreditch Town Hall last night.

The award was presented to him by Best Newcomer winner, singer Corinne Bailey Rae, whose album sold around half a million copies after her single Put Your Records On became a Europe wide hit.

She said: “I didn’t expect to win at all, so I’m just amazed and really privileged to be accepting this award. I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me on my way so far.”

Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander praised Sir Elton, who took time out of his worldwide tour to attend the ceremony, “His ability to conquer his own demons is legendary and he has managed to write some of the best songs ever.”

He described the artist’s upcoming album, The Captain and the Kid, as one of his best.

The winners were,

Best New Act Award- Corinne Bailey Rae

Classic Album Award- Tago Mago – Can

Roots Award- Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham

Inspiration Award- Buzzcocks

Les Paul Award- Brian May

Catalogue Release of the Year- Johnny Cash – Legend

Vision Award- The Flaming Lips – The Fearless Freaks

Mojo Merit- Bert Jansch

Mojo Maverick- The Jesus and Mary Chain

Mojo Hero- Prince Buster

Mojo Medal- Jools Holland

Songwriter Award- Chrissie Hynde

Mojo Icon- Scott Walker

Mojo Hall of Fame- Sir Elton John

Lifetime Achievement Award – David Gilmour