Elton John

1947 - Today

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Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is a British singer, pianist and composer. Acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s and for his lasting impact on the music industry, his music and showmanship have had a significant impact on popular music. His songwriting partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin is one of the most successful in history.John was raised in Pinner and learned to play piano at an early age, winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied for five years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elton John has received more than 50,134,191 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Elton John is the 11th most popular musician, the 80th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 84th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Musician.

Elton John is a singer and songwriter who is most famous for his music. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Memorability Metrics

  • 50M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 91

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Elton Johns by language

Over the past year Elton John has had the most page views in the with 6,046,670 views, followed by Spanish (664,904), and German (579,572). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (416.71%), Simple English (205.17%), and Korean (130.35%)


Among musicians, Elton John ranks 11 out of 3,175Before him are Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, John Lennon, Clara Schumann, Louis Armstrong, and Bob Dylan. After him are Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, George Harrison, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Beck, and Władysław Szpilman.

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Among people born in 1947, Elton John ranks 8Before him are Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, and David Bowie. After him are David Letterman, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, Brian May, and Josep Borrell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 80 out of 8,785Before him are George III of the United Kingdom (1738), David Bowie (1947), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Lewis Carroll (1832), Alfred the Great (849), and George VI (1895). After him are J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward VI of England (1537), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Edward I of England (1239), Alan Rickman (1946), and Mary Shelley (1797).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 3Before him are Paul McCartney (1942), and John Lennon (1940). After him are George Harrison (1943), Jeff Beck (1944), Ringo Starr (1940), Bon Scott (1946), Mark Knopfler (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), and Roger Waters (1943).