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 to date. In his five-decade career Elton 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, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Princess Diana, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium.

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 a single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US, his first hit single. After decades of commercial chart success, John has also achieved success in musical theatre, both in the West End and on Broadway, composing the music for The Lion King (film and musical), 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. Having been named a Order of the British Empire in 1996, John was made a Knight Bachelor 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 is set to begin in September 2018.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Midnight Moods: After Hours Chill-Out Nirvana Various Artists 1
2004 Mustang 40th Anniversary Various Artists 2
2004 My Heart Will Go On Various Artists 1
2004 New Sound Experience Various Artists 1
2004 No.1 Christmas Party Album Various Artists 1
2004 NOW Christmas 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Partyskivan Various Artists 1
2004 Road Trip - Classic All-Time Favorites Various Artists 1
2004 So Fresh Songs for Christmas 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Songs For The Open Road Various Artists 1
2004 Sweet Tracks 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 The Perfect Christmas Various Artists 1
2004 The Romantic Collection Various Artists 1
2004 Tonight I Celebrate My Love Various Artists 1
2004 Top of the Spot, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2004 Unforgettable Songs: 20 Easy Listening Hits Various Artists 1
2005 Everlasting Love Various Artists 1
2005 Liebe ist... Various Artists 1
2005 Soft Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
2005 Brits 25 Various Artists 1
2005 Lovesongs: The Ultimate Love Collection Various Artists 1
2005 Ancona Open Ballroom, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2005 Movies' Greatest Love Songs Various Artists 1
2005 Legends III Various Artists 1
2005 Mastermix 224 Various Artists 1
2005 Classic Rock Gold Various Artists 1
2005 Disney Wishes! Various Artists 1
2005 Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs Julie Andrews 1
2005 Misch Masch Freeform Five 1
2005 Liebe ist... Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2005 Rock Chronicles: The Seventies Various Artists 1
2005 Promo Only: Country Radio, August 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Die größten Musical Hits Various Artists 1
2005 Heat Westwood 1
2005 Now That’s What I Call Music! 61 (UK) Various Artists 2 2
2005 Acoustic 05 Various Artists 1
2005 Legends Dionne Warwick 1
2005 Massive R&B, Volume 2: The Diamond Edition Various Artists 1
2005 Drivetime Various Artists 1
2005 The Ultimate Moods Album Various Artists 1
2005 Essential R&B: The Very Best of R&B: Winter 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Piano Songbook Various Artists 1
2005 Now That's What I Call Music! 19 (New Zealand) Various Artists 1
2005 Steve Wright's All New Sunday Love Songs Various Artists 1
2005 Best of Black '05 Various Artists 1
2005 Disney's Greatest Hits Various Artists 4 2
2005 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die beliebtesten Weihnachts-Hits aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2005 Now That’s What I Call Music! 62 (UK) Various Artists 2 1
2005 The R&B Yearbook Various Artists 1
2005 Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now Various Artists 1
2005 My Lives Billy Joel 1
2005 Now Xmas: Massive Christmas Hits Various Artists 1
2005 So Fresh: The Hits of Summer 2006 Plus the Best of 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem 4.5 9
2005 Die größten Disney Filmhits Various Artists 1
2005 The Ultimate Party Animal Various Artists 1
2005 Radio 2 Top 2000 Editie 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Les Plus Grandes Chansons des films Disney [Disney] 1
2005 You're My #1 Various Artists 1
2005 70s Music Explosion: Escape Various Artists 1
2005 De Beste Pop Klassiekers Various Artists 1
2005 Dinner Ballads Various Artists 1
2005 Femin - 38 lög fyrir konur Various Artists 1
2005 Greatest Love of All Various Artists 1
2005 I Love Mum Various Artists 1
2005 Je t’aime 4 Various Artists 1
2005 Legends: Twilight Zone Various Artists 1
2005 Naughty But Nice Various Artists 1
2005 NOW Christmas 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Pop Jr Various Artists 1
2005 Pure Ballads Various Artists 1
2005 Süddeutsche Zeitung | Diskothek: 1973: Ein Jahr und seine 20 Songs Various Artists 1
2005 The Great American Songbook Rod Stewart 1
2005 The Most Beautiful Piano Music Ever Various Artists 1
2005 Then & Now Nik Kershaw 1
2005 Ultimate 70's Pop Various Artists 1
2005 Ultimate Love Songs Collection: Being With You Various Artists 4 1
2005 Ultimate Love Songs Collection: Together Forever Various Artists 1
2005 Your Songs Various Artists 1
2006 '70s Gold Various Artists 4 1
2006 Die Hit-Giganten: Hits der 70er Various Artists 1
2006 I Love Musicals Various Artists 1
2006 R&B Lovesongs: The Very Best of Love Songs 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Rockstars aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2006 Planet 70’s Various Artists 1
2006 Let's Dance: 40 Tanzhits zur Show Various Artists 1
2006 Voices From the FIFA World Cup Various Artists 4
2006 Alias: The Soundtrack: Best of Season 5 Various Artists 1
2006 Essential R&B: The Very Best of R&B: Summer 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 The Wedding Disco Various Artists 1
2006 The Platinum Collection Blue 1
2006 Driving With Disney Various Artists 1
2006 Billboard #1's: The 70's Various Artists 1
2006 Urban Weekend Various Artists 1
2006 First of May: Finest Collection of Timeless Acoustic Love Songs Various Artists 1
2006 Barry Williams Presents: 70's Music Explosion Various Artists 1
2006 Ultimate Disney Princess Various Artists 1
2006 Duets: An American Classic Tony Bennett 5
2006 My Generation: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, the 70s Part Two Various Artists 1
2006 50 Jahre Bravo: 1956-2006 Various Artists 1

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