Sir Elton John is a multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar. He is the most successful singer/songwriter of his generation. To summarize, his life and achievement would take a long while. Elton Hercules John is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time.
He was born in 1947 as Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England. At the age of 3, he astonished his family by sitting on the piano and playing a classical music piece by ear. At the age of 11, he was awarded a scholarship as a Junior Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Music. He attended the Academy every Saturday for four years straight.
The musical star is the most successful solo male in American charts' history and the third most successful artist overall after Madonna and the Beatles. He achieved seven number 1 albums in just three and a half years from 1972 to 1975. Also, he has been nominated for a Grammy award 11 times. Three of his albums have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Elton has scored 4 Oscar nominations and a Tony award with four nominations as well.