Elton John

Biography

Elton John is an English singer, composer and pianist. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967, and they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. John was named a CBE in 1996 and received a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services” in 1998. In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single “Candle in the Wind 1997” has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. John is currently in Las Vegas performing his residency The Million Dollar Piano at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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