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Elton John News

Elton John to marry David Furnish

The pair will wed in May

  • Mar 31, 2014

Elton John video exclusive: 'I didn't write pop songs until 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' – watch

Watch as musician and partner Bernie Taupin revisit 1973 album

  • Mar 26, 2014

Emeli Sandé and Ed Sheeran to feature on reissue of Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

A deluxe edition of the 1973 album will be released on March 24

  • Jan 30, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin hails Elton John following concerns over anti-gay law

Putin describes John as an 'oustanding musician' ahead of Winter Olympics

  • Jan 20, 2014

Elton John interrupts Russia gig to voice concerns over anti-gay law

'Rocket Man' singer says he was 'sad to learn' of the law banning 'propaganda of homosexuality'

  • Dec 8, 2013

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Elton John Music Videos

Face To Face Play Video

Face To Face

Watch the official Face To Face video by Gary Barlow in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Home Again Play Video

Home Again

Watch the official Home Again video by Elton John in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Sad Play Video

Sad

Watch the official Sad video by Elton John vs Pnau in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Leon on 'The Union' Play Video

Leon on 'The Union'

Watch the official Leon on 'The Union' video by Elton John in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Elton on 'The Union' Play Video

Elton on 'The Union'

Watch the official Elton on 'The Union' video by Elton John in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Elton John Reviews

Elton John - 'The Diving Board'

Elton John - 'The Diving Board'

Unusually thoughtful but morbid

  • Sep 20, 2013

Elton vs PNAU - 'Good Morning To The Night'

Elton John sells his voice to the Empire Of The Sun boys

  • Jun 22, 2012

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Elton John Biography

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

In his five-decade career 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, fifty-eight Billboard Top 40 singles, twenty-seven Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970-2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. He has the most No. 1 hits on US Adult Contemporary Chart (16 No. 1's). His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is "the best-selling single of all time". He has received six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards - winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013, 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 2008, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists" (third overall).

John 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. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $200 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.

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