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 Diana, Princess of Wales, 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 Commander 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 began in September 2018.

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2012 Now That’s What I Call Christmas (2012) Various Artists 1
2012 100x Kerst Various Artists 1
2012 So Fresh: Songs for Christmas 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Starship Foundation: The Christmas Album 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Now That's What I Call Musicals Various Artists 1
2012 Het Beste Uit De 80ies Top 800 Various Artists 1
2012 MORE Christmas 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 RTL Weihnachten 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Unforgettable Various Artists 1
2012 Your Songs 2012 Various Artists 1
2013 The Big Reunion Various Artists 1
2013 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Singles der 90er Various Artists 1
2013 I'll Stand By You Various Artists 1
2013 Live, Love, Laugh Various Artists 1
2013 Talents France Bleu Various Artists 1
2013 40 ans, les nocturnes Georges Lang Various Artists 1
2013 Now That's What I Call 30 Years Various Artists 1
2013 The Old Grey Whistle Test: The Anthems Various Artists 1
2013 100 Songs die die Welt bewegten Various Artists 1
2013 Jackie Pin Ups Various Artists 1
2013 Now That’s What I Call Christmas (2013) Various Artists 1
2013 Sleeping Beauties: Songs We Shouldn't Forget Various Artists 1
2013 Now That's What I Call Disney 2 Various Artists 2
2013 Now That’s What I Call Movies Various Artists 5 3
2013 100x Winter 2013 Various Artists 1
2013 Formel Eins: Christmas Edition Various Artists 1
2013 More Christmas 2013 Various Artists 1
2013 Now That’s What I Call Disney 2 Various Artists 1
2013 Oh Yes We Can Love: A History of Glam Rock Various Artists 1
2013 Pop Muzik: The Story of 70s Pop Various Artists 1
2013 Pop Party: Christmas Various Artists 1
2013 RTL Weihnachten 2013 Various Artists 1
2013 Self Portraits Various Artists 1
2013 Veronica Album Top 1000 Allertijden Various Artists 1
2014 100x Liefde 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 Heart & Soul Various Artists 1
2014 Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Various Artists 1
2014 Now That's What I Call Love Various Artists 1
2014 Greatest Shits: A Mix by Mac DeMarco Various Artists 1
2014 Yacht Rock Various Artists 1
2014 Sings in English - Greatest Hits Charles Aznavour 2
2014 Lieblings… Hymnen Various Artists 1
2014 The Frozen Princess’s Songs from the Disney Channel and Disney Films Various Artists 1
2014 Best of Rock Various Artists 1
2014 Formel Eins: 60 Nr.1 Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2014 Moods: A World of Emotions Various Artists 1
2014 Now That's What I Call a Million Various Artists 1
2014 Now That's What I Call Disney 3 Various Artists 1
2014 Jackie: The Party Album Various Artists 1
2014 More Christmas 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 Knuffelrock 2015 Various Artists 1
2014 Fetenhits: Silvester 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 Sky Radio Christmas Hits Various Artists 1
2014 Now That’s What I Call Legends Various Artists 1
2014 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die beliebtesten Weihnachts-Songs Various Artists 1
2014 My Songs 2014 Various Artists 1
2014 90 Sweet 90s Hits! Various Artists 1
2014 Countdown: 40th Anniversary Various Artists 1
2014 Jackie: Long Hot Summer Various Artists 1
2014 Mastermix: DJ Beats: Christmas 2 Various Artists 1
2014 Pottþétt jól Various Artists 1
2014 גלגלצ / סוף שבוע רגוע Various Artists 1
2015 Greatest Ever! Classic Rock Various Artists 1
2015 The Nation’s Favourite 70s Number Ones Various Artists 1
2015 Brit Awards 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 Magic: The Collection Various Artists 1
2015 The Essential Gladys Knight & The Pips: The Buddah & Columbia Years Gladys Knight & The Pips 1
2015 Let's Dance: Das Tanzalbum 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 RMF Styl, Volume 4 Various Artists 3
2015 The Greatest Singer‐Songwriter Classics Various Artists 1
2015 Now That’s What I Call a Song Various Artists 1
2015 Magic Bus Various Artists 1
2015 Kuschelrock 29 Various Artists 1
2015 No.1 90s ORICON HITS Various Artists 1
2015 Your Songs 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 BBC Radio 2's Tracks Of My Years With Ken Bruce Various Artists 1
2015 The Greatest Singer‐Songwriter Classics 2 Various Artists 1
2015 Now! That’s What I Call a Singer Various Artists 2
2015 100X Winter 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 Knuffelrock 2016 Various Artists 1
2015 Die Hit-Giganten: Best of Rock'n'Roll Various Artists 1
2015 Now That’s What I Call Christmas (2015) Various Artists 1
2015 Now Xmas 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 Cachitos gourmet Various Artists 1
2015 Jackie: The 70s Annual Various Artists 1
2015 20 Ans RTL2 le Son Pop-Rock Various Artists 1
2015 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Sängerinnen & Sänger Various Artists 1
2015 Greatest Ever! Power Ballads: The Definitive Collection Various Artists 1
2015 Te Mooi Om Te Vergeten 2 Various Artists 1
2016 Classic Love Various Artists 1
2016 The Art of A Cappella Straight No Chaser 1
2016 Favorite Love Songs Various Artists 1
2016 Let's Dance: Das Tanzalbum 2016 Various Artists 1
2016 The Duets Album Various Artists 1
2016 Magic Bus: Summer of Love Various Artists 1
2016 Top of the Pops: 1970–1974 Various Artists 1
2016 Hidden Treasures Gerard Ekdom 1
2016 Acoustic Rewind Various Artists 1
2016 Qmusic: Het Beste Uit De Top 1000 - 2016 Various Artists 1
2016 Top of the Pops Christmas Various Artists 1

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