For over 50 years, Elton John has amused the hearts and ears of music lovers. With his unique blend of rock and pop styles, emotional and quotable lyrics – John has proven himself as one of the biggest music icons of the 20th century. People of all ages and backgrounds admire his work — including several celebrities and even late Princess Diana. John performed and partied alongside some of the biggest names, including Cher and Diana Ross.
John was musically gifted from a young age; he learned to play piano at the age of four. John also won a scholarship to a youth program at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He left the studies at 17 and followed his dream. John got his first break as a singer with his 1969 album Empty Sky, featuring songs by John and Taupin. Since his first tour in 1970, Elton has performed in over 4,000 concerts in more than 80 countries. Elton’s music has sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. Elton is also the most successful solo singer, behind only Madonna and the Beatles. His tribute single “Candle in the Wind 1997”, rewritten in dedication to Diana, sold over 33 million copies worldwide. John has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honor.
Elton John is also famous for his flamboyant stage costumes and unique fashion swag.