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Elton John

1947 - Today

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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 33,018,632 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Elton John is the 16th most popular musician (down from 14th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 104th in 2019) and the 5th 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.

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  • 33M

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  • 80.63

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  • 87

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Elton John ranks 16 out of 2,675Before him are Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Leopold Mozart, Clara Schumann, and George Harrison. After him are Arcangelo Corelli, Madonna, Ray Charles, Brian May, Cat Stevens, and Chuck Berry.

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Among people born in 1947, Elton John ranks 7Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, and David Bowie. After him are Brian May, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, James Hunt, O. J. Simpson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 110 out of 6,924Before him are George V (1865), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Aldous Huxley (1894), Blackbeard (1680), Ridley Scott (1937), and Henry VI of England (1421). After him are Alan Rickman (1946), Edward VII (1841), J. J. Thomson (1856), H. G. Wells (1866), Edward Elgar (1857), and John Napier (1550).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 5Before him are John Lennon (1940), Paul McCartney (1942), Ringo Starr (1940), and George Harrison (1943). After him are Brian May (1947), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Mark Knopfler (1949), Jeff Beck (1944), Bon Scott (1946), and Keith Richards (1943).

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