According to insiders in the music biz, Mark is sick of working with up and comers like Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, who are always distracted by personal problems, which interferes with their music.
Going with someone stable like Elton John will be a lot less dramatic. Plus, Mark is said to be still mad at Amy for losing out on the James Bond theme song due to her drug problems. Fox News reports that Elton's new album will be out under the Universal/Republic label.
Mark and Elton are so different from each other. We're anxious to see what they'll come up with!