Sir Elton Hercules John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 in Pinner in Greater London, is an English singer-songwriter. He is also an occasional actor, having acted in films (Tommy, Spice World, the movie and Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as well as in television series (Ally McBeal).
World pop icon, in a career spanning more than fifty years, Elton John has sold more than 300 million records. In 1993, he broke Elvis Presley's record in the United States by putting a new single in the US top 40 for the 24th consecutive year.
In 1997, his song Candle in the Wind became the best-selling single since the charts began, selling 33 million copies.
In 2008, he was ranked as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard magazine's Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists with 56 singles in the Top 40, 27 in the Top 10, fo...