Artist of the Week
Elton John

Week 25 of 2019




Elton John

Selling more than 300 million records throughout his career, Elton John is named one of the world's best-selling music artists. His rise to superstardom was not an easy one obviously, having been shamed by mass public over his sexuality that eventually affected his music career. Despite all that, the veteran singer did not waver and continued to prove himself as a talented musician.

His hard work eventually paid off, with him receiving five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, including an Outstanding Contribution to Music, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legend award and the Kennedy Center Honor. He was also inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

With such an impressive achievement and career he had in his hand, it is only natural for him to be getting a biopic, which is titled "Rocketman", made about his life. Following the release of the Taron Egerton-starring movie, his songs and albums rised on music charts. His greatest hits album "Diamonds" recently reached a new peak at No. 7 on Billboard 200, earning him his twentieth top ten on the weekly chart.

Four of his songs also occupied a spot inside the top 20 of Hot Rock Songs chart, with "Rocket Man" re-entering the tally at No. 4. "Tiny Dancer" followed closely at No. 6, while "Bennie and the Jets" took the No. 9 spot. Another beloved smash, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", came in at No. 17 on the rock music chart.

Elton is currently hitting the road for his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour", which will mark his last time embarking on a tour. Beginning in Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2018, the tour consists of more than 300 concerts worldwide and is expected to end on December 16, 2020 in London, England. And even though the tour is yet to conclude, it already won Top Rock Tour at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

© AceShowbiz.com

Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time) [Remastered 2017 / Lyric Video]


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ELTON JOHN BIO

Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, Elton John was one of the 20th century's biggest music icons who was musically gifted from a young age. He started learning piano at the early age of four and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music when he was only 11 years old. However, he quit two weeks before graduation to pursue a musical career. He worked for a music publishing company and played the piano in bars, before joining a band called Bluesology. He was 15 at the time. » more


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