Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
Pop icon Elton John has announced his leave from Twitter after anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech and misinformation skyrockets. Over the last month, the popular social media app has been at the centre of non-stop controversy due to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his acquisition of the company.
Since stepping into power, the polarising figure has faced backlash from employees, users and celebrities for his questionable business practices and harmful tweets.
In addition to Musk’s involvement, the app has implemented shocking adjustments to its established user policy – which has resulted in increased hate speech towards marginalised communities and misinformation regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Because of Twitter’s unstable and questionable foundation, John announced that he would be leaving the platform on 9 December. “All my life, I’ve tried to use music to bring people together.