Elton John

1947 - Today

Elton John

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 over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elton John has received more than 29,708,376 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular musician.

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  • 30M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 83

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Elton John ranks 14 out of 2,258Before him are Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, and Leopold Mozart. After him are Ray Charles, Arcangelo Corelli, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Clara Schumann, and Brian May.

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Among people born in 1947, Elton John ranks 7Before him are Hillary Clinton, Johan Cruyff, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, and David Bowie. After him are Brian May, James Hunt, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 104 out of 5,347Before him are H. G. Wells (1866), Ridley Scott (1937), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and Paul Dirac (1902). After him are Roger Moore (1927), Edward I of England (1239), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Saint Patrick (385), and Geoffrey Chaucer (1343).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 3Before him are John Lennon (1940) and Paul McCartney (1942). After him are George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Brian May (1947), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Cat Stevens (1948), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), and Sting (1951).