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.
Grammy-winner Sam Smith has opened up about the shocking NSFW gift Ed Sheeran sent them. During a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, they revealed that the “Perfect” singer gifted them a large marble penis. “It’s actually wild.
Like, I thought it was a joke. But it’s a six-foot-two marble penis,” they admitted. “That is two tons. Two tons. And I have to get it craned into my house.” When Clarkson asked what they planned to do with the sizeable phallic piece of art, Smith said: “I want to turn it into a fountain, which I think will be hard to do.” The Stay With Me singer also revealed that they aren’t the first to receive a marble penis from Sheeran. “He gives people concrete penis’.
Yeah, I’m not the first Elton [John] was the first.” The conversation took another hilarious turn when the two singers brainstormed a name for the aforementioned statue.
After pitching Phillip and Kevin, the duo landed on Duke of Hastings based on the popular character from Netflix’s Bridgerton.