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Sir Elton John
CBE, Hon DMus, Hon RAM
Elton John attendin the premiere o
The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Background information
Birth nameReginald Kenneth Dwight
Born (1947-03-25) 25 Mairch 1947 (age 77)
Pinner, Middlesex, Ingland
GenresRock, pop rock, glam rock, soft rock, R&B
ThriftMuisicker, sangster-sangwriter, record producer, componer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keybuirds, guitar
Years active1964–present
LabelsDJM, Uni, MCA,
Geffen, The Rocket Record Company/Island,
Universal, Interscope, Mercury,
Associate actsBernie Taupin, Tim Rice, John Lennon,
Yoko Ono, Kiki Dee, Billy Joel,
George Michael, Joe Cocker, Eminem, Gladys Knight,
Stevie Wonder, Anastacia, Dionne Warwick,
Neil Sedaka

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 Mairch 1947), is an Inglis rock sangster-sangwriter, componer, pianist an occasional actor. He haes wirked wi lyricist Bernie Taupin as his sangwriter pairtner syne 1967; thay hae collaboratit on mair nor 30 albums tae date.

In his fower-decade career John haes sauld mair nor 250 million records, makin him ane o the maist successfu airtists o aw time.[1] His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" haes sauld ower 33 million copies warldwide, an is the best sellin single in the history o the UK Singles Chart an the US Billboard Het 100.[2][3] He haes mair nor 50 Tap 40 hits, includin seiven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Tap 40 singles, 16 Tap 10, fower No. 2 hits, an nine No. 1 hits. He heas wan sax Grammy Awairds, fower Brit Awairds, an Academy Awaird, a Golden Globe Awaird an a Tony Awaird. In 2004, Rolling Stone rankit him Nummer 49 on its leet o the 100 greatest airtists o aw time.[4]

John wis inductit intae the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.[5] Haein been namit a Commander o the Order o the Breetish Empire in 1996, John received a knichtheid frae Queen Elizabeth II for "services tae muisic an charitable services" in 1998.[6] John haes performed at a nummer o ryal events, sic as the funeral o Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, an the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert ootside Buckingham Palace in 2012.[7][8]

He haes been hivily involvit in the fecht against AIDS syne the late 1980s.[9] In 1992, he establisht the Elton John AIDS Foundation an a year later began hostin the annual Academy Awaird Pairty, which haes syne acome ane o the heichest-profile Oscar pairties in the Hollywood film industrie. Syne its inception, the foundation haes raised ower $200 million.[10]

John entered intae a ceevil partnership wi David Furnish on 21 Dizember 2005 an continues tae be a champion for LGBT social muivements. In 2008, Billboard magazine rankit him as the maist successfu male solo airtist on "The Billboard Het 100 Tap Aw-Time Airtists" (third oweraw, ahint anerly The Beatles an Madonna).[11]

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Solo studio albums
Collaborative albums
Soondtracks, scores & theatre albums

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  1. "Elton John News on Yahoo! Music". Yahoo! Music. Archived frae the original on 12 Januar 2009. Retrieved 25 Februar 2009.
  2. BBC – Press Office: Elton John tops million sellers chart BBC Radio 2 The Official Charts Company
  3. "The American Recording Industry Announces its Artists of the Century". RIAA. Archived frae the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2 Februar 2010.
  4. "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Archived frae the original on 11 Apryle 2010. Retrieved 12 Apryle 2013.
  5. "Elton John: inducted in 1994 | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Rockhall.com. 25 Mairch 1947. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  6. "About: All About Elton: Bio". Elton John. Archived frae the original on 15 Julie 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  7. 'Thanks for making us all so proud to be British': Prince Charles pays moving and personal tribute to 'Mummy' the Queen at spectacular Buckingham Palace Diamond Jubilee Concert. Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 June 2012
  8. "Elton John performs Candle in the Wind at Princess Diana's funeral". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2012
  9. "Elton John AIDS Foundation". Ejaf.org. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  10. "Elton John on his idol, Leon Russell". Reuters. Retrieved 30 May 2012
  11. "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary". Billboard. Retrieved 1 October 2009.

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