TDIM - Elton John's Birthday - 25th Mar
Posted On 25th March, 2014 @ 17:31 pm by MTV EDITOR

Elton John's Birthday

"Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours."

Today is Elton John’s birthday! He’s a brilliant singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, ad occasional actor by profession. 

In his five-decade career John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, fifty-eight Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. 

He has the most No. 1 hits on US Adult Contemporary Chart. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is "the best-selling single of all time". He has received six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards and won two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legend award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2008, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists". 

He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $200 million. John entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.

Apart from his musical career, he has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $200 million. John entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on the 21st of December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.

Here are the top 5 songs by Elton John:

Circle Of Life

Nikita

Blue Eyes

Saturday Night’s Alright

I Want Love

We wish him a very Happy Birthday!

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