Elton John
Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John (Elton John) was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, England. He is a singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. In his 5 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 50 Top 40 hits, including 7 consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and 9 No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least 1 song in the Billboard Hot 100. His single Something About the Way You Look Tonight sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best selling single of all time. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 5 Brit Awards winning 2 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 Legend award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. 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.

Albums: Empty Sky, Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau, Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Caribou, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, The Captain & The Kid and The Diving Board.