Elton John is an English singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist. Born on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, he has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, particularly during the 1970s. With over 200 million records sold, Elton John is considered one of the most successful artists of all time.
Throughout his career, Elton John has achieved remarkable success with more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive No.1 U.S. albums, as well as a total of 59 Top 40 singles. He has also garnered numerous chart-topping achievements such as having four No.2 hits and nine No.1 hits.
In addition to his commercial success, Elton John's talent has been recognized with five Grammy awards and two Academy Awards. His influence on popular music cannot be overstated; he has had a profound impact on the industry and contributed to the enduring popularity of incorporating piano into rock and roll.
In recognition of his exceptional songwriting abilities, Elton John was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992. Furthermore, his contributions to music were honored when he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 as a performer.