Music icon, singer, songwriter, pianist and composer Elton John returns to Hong Kong this winter for an intimate evening with his band. Elton John will grace the stage of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with his one night only gig Elton John – All The Hits Tour Hong Kong 2015 on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015.
Forty years ago, in April 1972, Elton John released the single Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time) which went on to great chart success and received critical acclaim worldwide. The single entered the UK charts on April 22, reaching the number 2 position and staying on the chart for 13 weeks. In the USA the single entered the Billboard chart on May 6 and reached the number 6 position, staying in the US chart for 15 weeks. These were the highest positions achieved so far by an Elton John single in the UK and the USA.
Elton John’s monumental career has spanned more than five decades. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles in the United States, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold 33 million copies, as well as for most appearances on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, with his 2013 single “Home Again” marking his 69th entry. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.
Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.” Elton has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognises the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture.
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