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.
Global Pride, the 27-hour virtual Pride that took place on Saturday, June 27, reached a worldwide audience of 57,050,978 viewers in at least 163 countries and raised almost $53,000 for a Pride Covid-19 Relief Fund, organisers have confirmed.Broadcast on the YouTube channels of Todrick Hall and iHeart Radio, and on Facebook and Revry, Global Pride featured content from more than 500 Pride and LGBTQ+ community organisations from 91 countries.
Content included music and drag performances, speeches and messages from activists, and archive footage from Pride events around the world.Major artists including Laverne Cox, Elton John, Denise Ho, Adam Lambert, Olivia Newton John, Pussy Riot, Kesha and Pabllo Vittar appeared alongside world leaders.