About Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the United States, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10 singles, four of which peaked at number two and nine of which reached number one.
His first album Empty Sky was released in 1969. One year later he published the release Elton John together with a string orchestra. The Song Your Song was his first Top-Ten-Hit in the British Charts. In 1973 he founded the label Rocket Records. Among his most famous songs from the 70s are Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Daniel and Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me.
In the 80s he released hits like I'm Still Standing, Sad Songs and Nikita. In 1992 he had his comeback with the album The One, which was sold over 16 million times. Two years later Elton John wrote parts of the soundtrack of Lion King. For the Song Can You Fell the Love Tonight he received an Oscar.
The most successful single of all times became Candle in the Wind. In the beginning the song was released as b-site of the single Something About the Way You Look Tonight. He rewrote the lyrics to honor posthum Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in 1997.
In 2003, the single Are You Ready for Love reached number one on the British charts. The album The Captain and the Kid was released in 2006. The Briton celebrated his 60th birthday in 2007 in Madison Square Garden. In 2016 the album Wonderful Crazy Night was released. In 2017, Elton John was seen as a guest in the feature film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In 2019, his film biography Rocketman came out, in which he was played by Taaron Egerton.