PARIS -- France's Elysee Palace has said former Beatle Paul McCartney has been nominated for the legion of honor for services to music.

On Tuesday, a presidential spokesman said that seventy-year-old McCartney – who sung and co-wrote hits like "Hey Jude" and "Yesterday" – will be decorated at the rank of officer by French President Francois Hollande in a ceremony Saturday in Paris.

McCartney will join the ranks other singers to have received the honor. Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli were similarly honored by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

McCartney – often referred to as "Sir Paul" or "Macca" in his native Britain – has already received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, who watched him perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Paul McCartney's 'Kisses On The Bottom':
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  • Paul Mc-Cartney Only Our Hearts

    Paul McCartney - Kisses On the Bottom 14 - Only Our Hearts

  • My Valentine iTunes Live

    Live from Capitol Studios 9 February, 2012. Kisses On The Bottom is available now store.paulmccartney.com Mastered For iTunes: www.itunes.com

  • Sir Paul McCartney on His New Song "My Valentine" (at iHeartRadio)

    Sir Paul McCartney gives us an inside peak into the writing and title of his new song "My Valentine" and his new album "Kisses On The Bottom" at iHeartRadio

  • Paul & Tommy LiPume discuss Kisses On The Bottom (extended)

    Paul McCartney's new album 'Kisses On The Bottom' is set to be released on 6th/7th February. Pre-Order: store.paulmccartney.com Mastered For iTunes: www.itunes.com

  • PAUL McCARTNEY My Valentine Video KISSES FROM THE BOTTOM Vol.1

    My Valentine video, press conference in London highlight, Good Evening Europe highlights with Monkees song, Klaus, Astrid and Ringo backstage and more!

  • Paul At The Photoshoot For Kisses On The Bottom

    Kisses On The Bottom is released today... Out Now: store.paulmccartney.com Mastered For iTunes: www.itunes.com

  • Paul McCartney - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - (Kisses On The Bottom)

    Custom Made Music video in HD with original sound track on the album that is third in the Album charts of this week of release. Enjoy

  • PAUL McCARTNEY KISSES FROM THE BOTTOM 2012 VOL.3

    This is an interview given the day after Paul rec'd his star on thye Hollywood Walk of Fame and then off the MusiCares Person of the Year event and then the Grammy Awards! What ab busy guy! There is so much more - but this is a sample - enjoy - see My One and Only Love for "In Performance" footage from the internet telecast! Kisses On The Bottom Macca's latest release BUY IT NOW!

  • Jamie Cullum interviews Paul McCartney about Kisses On The Bottom

    Paul met Jamie Cullum for a very special, in-depth interview about his brand new album Kisses On The Bottom, a collection of standards that Paul grew up listening to as a child that went on to inspire him as a songwriter and his love of jazz. This exclusive interview is to be aired on Jamie's weekly jazz show on Tuesday, 7th February 2012 at 7pm. Pre-Order: www.itunes.com store.paulmccartney.com

  • Hear the truth with Paul McCartney JBL [official commercial]

    Check out the new JBL commercial featuring the 14-time GRAMMY winner, and 2012 MusicCares recipient, Paul McCartney. A life-long user of JBL equipment in the studio, on tour and at home, McCartney's appearance as a JBL "Hear the truth" artist is a testament to the enduring impact the brand has had on musicians and music fans since the dawn of the rock era. The video features his new single, "My Valentine," from the album "Kisses on the Bottom," which was released on February 7, 2012.