Sir Elton John
The career of international singer, songwriter and performer Sir Elton John has spanned more than three decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and more than 200 million records sold worldwide.
A prominent humanitarian, John created the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised more than $100 million to date – making it one of the largest public non-profit organizations of its kind. In 2004, John received the Kennedy Center Honor for his contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts. He was knighted by England’s Queen Elizabeth in 1998.