Pop icon to receive 14th annual Ella award.

Elton John will receive the 14th annual Ella Award from the Society of Singers on Oct. 10 in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

The non-profit Society of Singers raises money to meet emergency financial needs for professional singers and was co-founded by Henry Mancini's widow, Ginny. Past honorees include Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Lena Horne and Rosemary Clooney.