"Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours."

  • Born Elton Hercules John on March 25, 1947, in Middlesex, England
     
  • Elton John's self-titled 1970 debut reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and spawned his first Top 10, "Your Song."
     
  • John scored his first three GRAMMY nominations for the 13th GRAMMY Awards for 1970, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist. He won his first career GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for 1986 for "That's What Friends Are For," with Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder.
     
  • At the 42nd GRAMMYs, John made his GRAMMY performance debut, performing "Philadelphia Freedom" with the Backstreet Boys.
     
  • John was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2000. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Formed in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation hosts an annual Academy Awards viewing to raise funds for direct patient care services and AIDS prevention education.

 

Elton John

"Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours."

  • Born Elton Hercules John on March 25, 1947, in Middlesex, England
     
  • Elton John's self-titled 1970 debut reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and spawned his first Top 10, "Your Song."
     
  • John scored his first three GRAMMY nominations for the 13th GRAMMY Awards for 1970, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist. He won his first career GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for 1986 for "That's What Friends Are For," with Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder.
     
  • At the 42nd GRAMMYs, John made his GRAMMY performance debut, performing "Philadelphia Freedom" with the Backstreet Boys.
     
  • John was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2000. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Formed in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation hosts an annual Academy Awards viewing to raise funds for direct patient care services and AIDS prevention education.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Elton John

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Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
If It Wasn't For Bad
 
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Original Sin
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
I Want Love
Best Pop Vocal Album
Songs From The West Coast
 
Wins
Grammy Legend Award
(GRAMMY Legend Award)
Best Musical Show Album
Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida
 
Wins
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Candle In The Wind 1997
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Believe (Single)
 
Wins
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Single)
Song Of The Year
Circle Of Life (Single)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (From The Lion King)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
Circle Of Life (From The Lion King)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
The One (Single)
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Single)
 
Wins
Best Instrumental Composition
Basque
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Candle In The Wind (Single)
 
Wins
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
That's What Friends Are For
Nominations
Record Of The Year
That's What Friends Are For (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Restless (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Blue Eyes (Single)
Video Of The Year
Visions: Elton John (Video)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
Mama Can't Buy Love (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Single)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Album)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Album)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Single)
Album Of The Year
Caribou (Album)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Daniel (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Friends (Album)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Elton John (Album)
Best New Artist Of The Year
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male
Elton John (Album)