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Biography of Elton John

The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than three decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with over 200 million records sold worldwide. Elton has won a wide array of industry awards including Grammys, Tonys and an Oscar and continues to add innovative work to his personal repertoire of 35 gold and 25 platinum albums.

In December of 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts. Elton's most recent CD, PEACHTREE ROAD, was released on Universal Records to critical acclaim. He continues to perform his critically acclaimed RED PIANO show exclusively at Caesars Palace. It has been heralded as "the Most Exciting Show in Las Vegas 2004" by the Las Vegas Review Journal and "A Must See" by the Los Angeles Times.

Tony award-winning AIDA and long-running THE LION KING musicals have long reigned on Broadway and continue to tour the world. This May, the stage production of BILLY ELLIOT -The Musical, in which Elton wrote the music, debuted in London's famed West End theatre district to rave reviews. According to Variety magazine editor Peter Bart, "BILLY ELLIOT will clearly rank as one of the best musicals of its generation" (May 31, 2005).

Most recently, Elton and long time writing partner Bernie Taupin have completed the score for Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures' Broadway musical VAMPIRE LESTAT.

His commitment to the fight against AIDS led to the inception of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Los Angeles and London) which has dispersed a combined total of grants surpassing $80 million to date making the Elton John AIDS Foundation one of the largest public non-profit organizations in the AIDS arena. In 1998, he was knighted by the Queen of England who honored him with the title Sir Elton John, CBE.

Shows by Elton John

Aida School Edition
Billy Elliot The Musical