Sir John Elton Hercules, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Greater London, is a British singer, pianist and composer. He is also an actor from time to time, having played as much in film (Tommy, Spice World, the film and Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as in television series (Ally McBeal).
World pop icon, in more than fifty years of career, Elton John has sold more than 300 million records >>>. In 1993, he beat Elvis Presley's record in the United States by installing a new single in the top 40 US for the 24th consecutive year >>>.
In 1997, his song Candle in the Wind became the best-selling single since the hit charts were created, with 33 million copies sold>.
In 2008, he was ranked as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard's Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists chart with 56 top 40 singles, 27 in the Top 10, four n> 2, and nine n> 1>. He has performed more than 4,000 times in concert in a total of more than 80 countries.