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Elton John
   
Number of songs: 29 | Total weeks on charts: 242
Appearing in a total number of: 59 charts | Total period running: 12038 days
Biography

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


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Painted Shield Releases Self-Titled Debut Album (29/11/2020) Elton John Announced As Very Special Guest To Join Dua Lipa At Studio 2054 (26/11/2020)
The Complete List Of Nominees For The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards: Beyonce Leads Nominations With 9, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, And Taylor Swift Each Garner 6 (24/11/2020) Ellie Goulding Releases New EP 'Songbook For Christmas' Out Now (21/11/2020)
Broadway On Demand To Release "The Night Before Christmas In Concert" (13/11/2020) Low Cut Connie Releases Official Video For "Wild Ride" From Critically-Acclaimed Double Album Private Lives (12/11/2020)
Conan Gray Achieves Platinum Certification For Latest Singles "Maniac" And "Heather" (11/11/2020) Painted Shield Releases New Video For "On The Level" (09/11/2020)
DJ/Producer Duo 633 Release Sophomore Single 'Take Control' (06/11/2020) Elton John Unveils Previously Unheard Jazz Version Of 'Come Down In Time' (30/10/2020)
ignore (26/10/2020) Yusuf/ Cat Stevens: Mona Bone Jakon & Tea For The Tillerman - 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set Releases (24/10/2020)
Elton John & David Gilmore Vocalist Julie Harrington Releases Debut Solo EP (23/10/2020)
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