Elton John

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Legal name: Elton Hercules John, Reginald Kenneth Dwight

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Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. 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 number one albums in the U.S., 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four which reached number two and nine which reached number one. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and U.S. singles charts. He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films.

Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology. John met his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, in 1967, after they had both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years they wrote songs for other artists, including Lulu, and John also worked as a session musician for artists such as the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969 his debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970. John's first hit single "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the U.S. After decades of chart success, John has also achieved success in musical films and theatre, composing the music for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical.

He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his "lasting impact on British culture", an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends 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 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists (third overall behind the Beatles and Madonna). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. He was knighted by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over US$200 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014. On 24 January 2018, it was announced that John would be retiring from touring and would soon embark on a three-year farewell tour, which began in September 2018.

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Discography

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Der König der Löwen (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, German version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 3
1994 Le Roi Lion (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, French version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 3
1994 El Rey León (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Spanish version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 4 2
1994 Król lew (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Polish version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 2
1994 O Rei Leão (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version) Elton John & Hans Zimmer 2
1997 The Lion King (1997 original Broadway cast) Elton John & Tim Rice 4
1999 The Muse Elton John 1
2000 The Road to El Dorado Elton John 3 5
2000 Aida (2000 original Broadway cast) Elton John 2
2001 Aida (2001 original Dutch cast) Elton John 1
2003 Der König der Löwen (2002 Hamburg cast) Elton John 1
2003 De Leeuwenkoning (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Dutch version) Elton John & Hans Zimmer 1
2003 Leijonakuningas (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Finnish version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 1
2004 Aida Elton John & Tim Rice 1
2004 The Lion King: Het Nederlandse cast album (2004 Netherlands cast) Elton John 1
2006 Billy Elliot (2005 original London cast) Elton John 3
2006 Lejonkungen (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Swedish version) Elton John & Hans Zimmer 1
2007 Le Roi Lion (2007 original Paris cast) Elton John 2
2011 El Rey León (2011 original Madrid cast) Elton John & Tim Rice 1
O Rei Leão (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Portuguese version) Elton John, Hans Zimmer 1

Album + Soundtrack + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Der König der Löwen (spoken word for children) Elton John 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Border Song Elton John 1
1970 Your Song Elton John 1
1972 Crocodile Rock Elton John 1
1972 Levon / Goodbye Elton John 1
1972 Rocket Man Elton John 1
1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John 1
1973 Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting Elton John 1
1973 Step Into Christmas / Ho, Ho, Ho, (Who’d Be a Turkey at Christmas?) Elton John 2
1974 Candle In The Wind Elton John 1
1974 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds / One Day at a Time Elton John 1
1975 Island Girl / Sugar on the Floor Elton John 1
1975 Philadelphia Freedom Elton John 1
1975 Pinball Wizard Elton John 1
1976 Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!) Elton John 1
1976 Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance) Elton John & Kiki Dee 1
1976 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee 5 1
1976 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Elton John 1
1978 Ego Elton John 1
1978 Song For Guy Elton John 1
1979 The Thom Bell Sessions '77 Elton John 1
1983 Cold as Christmas (in the Middle of the Year) Elton John 1
1983 I’m Still Standing Elton John 5 3
1984 Passengers Elton John 1
1985 Nikita Elton John 5 2
1985 That's What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends feat. Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder 1
1986 Heartache All Over the World Elton John 1
1988 I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That Elton John 5
1990 Easier To Walk Away Elton John 1
1990 Sacrifice Elton John 5 1
1990 You Gotta Love Someone Elton John 1
1991 Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me George Michael & Elton John 2
1992 The Last Song Elton John 1
1992 Runaway Train Elton John & Eric Clapton 2
1992 The One Elton John 2
1993 True Love Elton John & Kiki Dee 2
1994 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing Marcella Detroit & Elton John 1
1994 Can You Feel the Love Tonight Elton John 3
1994 Circle of Life Elton John 3
1994 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & RuPaul 4
1995 Believe Elton John 3
1995 Made in England Elton John 4
1996 Live Like Horses Elton John & Luciano Pavarotti 1
1997 Something About the Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind 1997 Elton John 3 7
1998 If the River Can Bend Elton John 3
1998 Recover Your Soul Elton John 1
1999 Written in the Stars Elton John & LeAnn Rimes 3
2000 Someday Out of the Blue Elton John 1
2001 I Want Love Elton John 1
2002 This Train Don't Stop There Anymore Elton John 1
2002 Sport Relief Elton John & Alessandro Safina 1
2002 Your Song Elton John 1
2003 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Blue feat. Elton John 4
2003 Are You Ready for Love Elton John 3
2004 All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful) Elton John 1
2005 Electricity Elton John 2
2005 Turn The Lights Out When You Leave Elton John 1
2012 Good Morning to the Night Elton John & Pnau 1
Blessed Elton John 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Poker Face / Speechless / Your Song (live from the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards) Lady Gaga feat. Elton John 1

Single + Soundtrack + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2017 2 Fingers Of Whiskey Elton John and Jack White 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Blessed Elton John 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Le Roi Lion - Can You Feel the Love Tonight Elton John 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 The Thom Bell Sessions Elton John 1
1987 Candle in the Wind Elton John 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Interview Picture Disc Elton John 1

Other + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Live in Barcelona Elton John 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Rocket Man: 18 Norske Hits! Elton John 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Red Piano: Live In Caesar Elton John 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Remixed Elton John 1

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