Elton John is an English pianist, singer songwriter and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967, they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. In his five 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 fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine at No. 1. His single “Candle in the Wind 1997” sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also composed music, produced records and has occasionally acted in films. Elton John was born in London, he learned to play piano at an early age and by 1962 had formed Bluesology. Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote songs for two years for other artists, including Roger Cook and Lulu and Elton John also worked as a session musician for artists such as The Hollies and The Scaffold. In 1969 his debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970 the single “Your Song” from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US, his first hit single. He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legend 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 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
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