Elton John


Sir Elton Hercules John is one of the most famous and successful solo artists of all time.

Elton has received 26 gold, 38 platinum and 1 diamond discs, as well as 40 platinum albums and 23 gold. He also created over 50 of the world's greatest hits, and he has sold over 300 million records worldwide. It holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle In The Wind 1997, which has sold over 33 million copies. Since his first tour in 1970, Elton has toured over 4,000 performances in over 80 countries.

Elton is the most successful solo artist in American chart history and the third most successful artist overall, behind only Madonna and the Beatles. He recorded 67 hit records between 1970 and 2000, including nine No. 1s and 27 Top 10 hits. He produced seven No. 1 albums. For three and a half years from 1972 to 1975, a period of concentrated success that only the Beatles could surpass.

Elton won 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001, was nominated for a Grammy Award 11 times (winning in 1986, 1991, 1994, 1997 and 2000) and received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001. Three of his albums have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, including his self-titled 1970 album. Elton has 4 Academy Award nominations (winning in 1995 and 2020) and a Tony Award (with 4 nominations) for Best Original Score for Elton John's Aida and Tim Rice in 2000.