Elton John

Soft rock, Musical Artist

1947 –


Who is Elton John?

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

In his five-decade career John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, fifty-eight Billboard Top 40 singles, twenty-seven Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years he has had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. John is the keeper of the record, having most No. 1 hits on US Adult Contemporary Chart. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is "the best-selling single of all time". He has received six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him as the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists".

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Mar 25, 1947
Also known as
  • Sir Elton Hercules John CBE
  • Reginald Dwight
  • Sir Elton John
  • Reginald Kenneth Dwight
  • Sharon
  • Ser Elton Dzhon
  • Sir Elton John CBE
  • Elton Hercules John
  • Reggie
  • Sir Elton Hercules John
  • England
  • United Kingdom
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Pinner County Grammar School
Lived in
  • Pinner
  • Old Windsor

on July 23, 2013


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