Gary Barlow awarded Order of the British

London: Singer Gary Barlow has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth for his services to the entertainment industry and charity.

His work was praised after he organised Queen Elizabeth`s Diamond Jubilee concert, to mark her 60 years on the throne.

"I`m absolutely thrilled and feel very privileged to be in the company of so many brilliant people who I know have received an OBE. Growing up I never dreamt that one day I`d be getting one myself," quoted the the 41-year old as saying.

"I enjoy every minute of the work I do, with a lot of it being a reward in itself, so for somebody to decide I should get recognised for that is just amazing," he added.