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ⓘ Elton John. Sir Elton Hercules John, better known simply as Elton John, is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He started his music career imm ..




Elton John
                                     

ⓘ Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John, better known simply as Elton John, is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He started his music career immediately after leaving school. Elton John was the biggest music star in the 1970s.

                                     

1. Career

John became famous in the early 1970s when he and lyricist Bernie Taupin wrote several songs which he performed and recorded. John became a huge star, not only for his musical abilities, but for his flamboyant stage personality. He composed several musicals. He also composed the music for the animated movies The Lion King 1994 and The Road to El Dorado 2000. He is active in charity work. In 1997, in honor of Diana, Princess of Wales, John co-wrote and released a version of his hit Candle in the Wind. That became the worlds best-selling single of all time. It sold 37 million copies within two months.

Outside of music, John has raised millions of pounds for people living with HIV and AIDS through the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

                                     

2. Awards

John has received the following awards.

Academy Awards

  • 2020: Best Original Song for" I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman
  • 1995: Best Original Song for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King

Grammy Awards

  • 1999: Grammy Legend Award
  • 1987: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Thats What Friends Are For", performed by Dionne Warwick & Friends award shared with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder
  • 2001: Best Musical Show Album for Elton John & Tim Rices Aida award shared with Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev & Chris Montan producers, Tim Rice lyricist and the original Broadway cast with Heather Headley, Adam Pascal, and Sherie Rene Scott)
  • 1997: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Candle in the Wind 1997"
  • 1995: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
  • 1991: Best Instrumental Composition for "Basque", performed by James Galway
                                     

3. Personal life

John has had treatment for alcoholism, drug abuse and bulimia nervosa.

In 2005, John entered a civil partnership with David Furnish. They had been together for 12 years. On 21 December 2014, John and Furnish married. Guests at their wedding included English former footballer David Beckham along with his wife Victoria Beckham and their younger sons and their daughter. Their eldest son, who is also Johns godson, was not present.