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.
Joined by the likes of Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus and Charlie Puth, the group celebrated their work on Elton’s number one album as we enter the holiday season.
Elton’s latest record soared to the top of the charts, beating out fierce competition from the likes of Lana Del Rey and Duran Duran.
His collaboration with Dua Lipa, Cold Heart (PNAU Remix), features on The Lockdown Sessions and gave the 74-year-old his first UK number one single since 2005. “It’s such an honour to be on this song and singing one of my favourite Elton songs,” Dua told the living legend on the Zoom call.