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.
The 12th track from Rina’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Chosen Family is a powerful ode to the star’s LGBTQ+ family. “We don’t need to be related to relate, we don’t need to share dreams or a surname.
So what if we don’t look the same?” Rina croons on the song, which has since become an LGBTQ+ fan-favourite. On 12 April, Rina confirmed that Elton – who has been one of her most vocal supporters over the past two years – has recorded vocals and will play the piano on a remix, which premieres on Zane Lowe’s BEATS1show this Wednesday at 5pm.
An official music video follow on YouTube at 6pm. “It was such a joy and honour to rework Chosen Family with the legendary Elton John.Read more on gaytimes.co.uk