Elton John Biography

Also Credited As: Sir Elton John
 
Date Of Birth:
March 25, 1947 (69)
Birth Place:
ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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Elton John Biography

Date of Birth: March 25, 1947 (69)
Birth Place: ENGLAND
Gender: Male

The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and more than 250 million records sold worldwide. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has awarded Elton multiple Grammys®, including the Grammy Legend Award. In the early 1990s, Elton collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on the soundtrack for The Lion King, winning him an Academy Award®. The album produced two top-selling, award-winning singles: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." The Tony® Award-winning Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aida both won Grammys for Best Musical Show Album. Elton composed the music for Billy Elliot, which was nominated for a record nine Olivier Awards, winning Best Musical, among others. He garnered a top-five U.K. hit with the song "Electricity." Billy Elliot was nominated for a record-tying 15 Tony Awards and won ten including Best Musical. Elton was also one of the producers for Next Fall on Broadway. In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. In 1998, the Queen of England knighted him Sir Elton John, CBE. In 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts.

Elton John Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - The Audience Award for Most Popular Show
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Play
Elton John, Next Fall
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Best Musical
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Elton John, Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Music
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best New Musical
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Elton John, Aida
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Musical
Elton John, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Elton John, The Lion King

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