Elton is the third most successful artist in US chart history behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He has had 56 top 40 singles in the United States. He achieved seven #1 albums from 1972 to 1975 — a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles.
Elton’s landmark awards include; A Knighthood; Songwriters Hall of Fame (with Bernie Taupin), 1992; induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1994; 2013; BRITs Icon Award, 2013; Rockefeller Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013 and the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award, 2013. Elton has won 12 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2000, been nominated for a Grammy Award 11 times (winning 5), and received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001. Elton has 3 Oscar Award nominations (winning in 1995), and a Tony Award (with 4 nominations).
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Elton’s phenomenal songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin and also saw Elton appear as himself in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. It has also seen Gucci unveil their spring summer 2018 collection inspired by his inimitable style.