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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.

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Here’s every LGBTQ+ artist who’s won Best Original Song at the Oscars (so far!)

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a Lady Gaga spectacle. She won’t be performing her Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack single “Hold My Hand” at this year’s ceremony, much to Little Monsters’ chagrin.Still, we’ve had many, MANY Best Original Song nominees to root for over the decades.

Of the hundreds of nominations in the category, only eleven of the winners have ever publicly identified as LGBTQ+.We don’t want to toot our community’s horn too hard, but with Original Song entries like “Last Dance” and “Shallow” coming from queer artists, it’s kind of hard not to.Welcome to the LGBTQ+ Best Original Song Hall of Fame:Loewe musical prowess helped 1958 Vincente Minnelli film Gigi make a clean sweep across all nine of its nominations at the Academy Awards, a feat that wouldn’t be bested for nearly 50 years.Though the English lyrics of title track “Never On Sunday” were written by Billy Towne, the original Greek song “Ta Pediá tou Pireá” was penned entirely by Hatzidakis.

This marked a historic foreign language first for the category at the Academy Awards in 1960.Something extra was enchanting Paul Jabara’s pen when he wrote Donna Summer’s iconic disco hit “Last Dance” for the 1978 film Thank God It’s Friday.

It’s such an absolute jam that it picked up a Golden Globe and a Grammy, too.Allen collaborated with writers like Christopher Cross and Burt Bacharach to create an enduring theme for the 1981 film Arthur.Ashman was nominated for Best Original Song an unthinkable seven times between 1986 and 1992, and scooped up wins for “Under the Sea” (1989) and “Beauty and the Beast” (1991).

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