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Elton John
   
Number of songs: 28 | Total weeks on charts: 203
Appearing in a total number of: 55 charts | Total period running: 10603 days
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Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

In his five-decade career 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, fifty-eight Billboard Top 40 singles, twenty-seven Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970-2000) he has had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. John is the keeper of the record, having most No. 1 hits on US Adult Contemporary Chart (16 No. 1's). His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is "the best-selling single of all time." He has received six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards (including two awards for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013), an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony 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 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him as the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists" (third overall).

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen 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 $200 million. John entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.

Discography:
Empty Sky (1969)
Elton John (1970)
Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Madman Across the Water (1971)
Honky Château (1972)
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Caribou (1974)
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Rock of the Westies (1975)
Blue Moves (1976)
A Single Man (1978)
Victim of Love (1979)
21 at 33 (1980)
The Fox (1981)
Jump Up! (1982)
Too Low for Zero (1983)
Breaking Hearts (1984)
Ice on Fire (1985)
Leather Jackets (1986)
Reg Strikes Back (1988)
Sleeping with the Past (1989)
The One (1992)
Made in England (1995)
The Big Picture (1997)
Songs from the West Coast (2001)
Peachtree Road (2004)
The Captain & the Kid (2006)
The Diving Board (2013)
Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Elton John in the news
Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Is The New Year No 1 With Wham's 'Last Christmas 'At No 2 In The UK Singles Chart (30/12/2017) Turn Up The Joy This Holiday Season With UMe's Christmas Releases, Spotify Playlist And Interactive Gift Guide (21/12/2017)
Grammy Award-Winning Superstar Lady Gaga Announces Two-Year Special Engagement At Park Theater In Las Vegas Beginning December 2018 (21/12/2017) "Elton John: I'm Still Standing-A Grammy Salute" Set To Take Place Jan. 30 At The Theater At Madison Square Garden In New York City (15/12/2017)
Beer-Loving Multi-Platinum Rock/Country Songwriter Kevin Fisher Releases Brew-Inspired Holiday Track, 'Christmas Beer' (15/12/2017) Eminem Drops 'Revival' Album Featuring Phresher, Beyonce And More! (15/12/2017)
The Rock And Roll Playhouse Announces Inaugural Shows In Philadelphia At The Ardmore Music Hall (14/12/2017) Yamaha Turns It Up To Eleven With 'All-Star Concert On The Grand' Extravaganza Slated For 2018 NAMM Show (12/12/2017)
Two Essential Ringo Starr Albums Remastered For Worldwide Reissue On 180-Gram Vinyl LPs By Capitol/UMe (11/12/2017) Christina Aguilera To Honor Whitney Houston At The 2017 American Music Awards (31/10/2017)
Engelbert Humperdinck Set To Release 'The Man I Want To Be' On November 24, 2017 (27/10/2017) Chris Bell (Big Star), Raspberries And Roger Taylor (Queen) Power Omnivore's Record Store Day/Black Friday Offerings (18/10/2017)
Elton John Announces Final Shows Of His Critically-Acclaimed Caesars Palace Residency (17/10/2017) UMe Set To Release Moulin Rouge! Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film Soundtrack For First Time As Double-Vinyl Package On October 6, 2016 (06/10/2017)
PictureHouse Releases New Single "Somebody Somewhere"; See Bono's Message Of Support! (06/10/2017)
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