U.S. entertainment industry organ Variety voted Elton and Blue's version of Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word their Prix du Vin Bon Cru on December 25, 2002.
The magaizne's annual Eurotrack Prix "V" (for Variety) awards are given to the individuals, projects, groups, etc., that helped define the European showbiz scene over the past 12 months.
"The Prix du Vin Bon Cru to Elton John who hit the No. 1 spot on the U.K. charts earlier this month with the boy band Blue with "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word," reminding listeners that ace songwriting still triumphs over Ketchup," the magazine thundered.Elton (still) at number 4 most successful artist - Friday, December 27 2002 at 14:50:50Elton and Blue miss Christmas number one - Sunday, December 22 2002 at 18:50:55Respect! Blue stand straight with Elton on TOTPs Dec 22 - Friday, December 20 2002 at 22:15:33Elton back at Number One in the UK singles charts! - Sunday, December 15 2002 at 21:00:44No one's Sorry as Sorry...heads for Number One - Friday, December 13 2002 at 14:00:33Mid-week flash: Elton-Blue single set for Number One! - Thursday, December 12 2002 at 16:30:30Unreptent Elton is not Sorry to defend Sorry - Thursday, December 12 2002 at 15:40:40Tantrum in a Mirror - Tuesday, December 10 2002 at 15:58:56Shop latest: Mozart suit turns Blue - Tuesday, December 10 2002 at 14:55:55