Elton John
Name: Elton John
Hobbies/Interests: fashion, football, tennis
Endorsements: Got Milk?; Post Office; Orange - 3G; BSkyB - Sky Sports; Airtran; Place2Be - County Durham
Charities: RED‚Ѣ; African Aids Action; Cystic Fibrosis Trust; Diana Princess Of Wales Memorial Fund; Elton John AIDS Foundation; M.A.C AIDS Fund; MusiCares; PDSA; Save The Children; The Sporting Chance Charity; The Terrence Higgins Trust

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.

In his four-decade career, John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s, and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him as the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists" (Third overall, behind only The Beatles and Madonna).