Birthday: 25-03-1947
Age: 72
Star sign: Aries

Sir Elton Hercules John is an English musician. He was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, to Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen, in Piner, Middlesex, England, in 1947. He has had a long career in music, spanning five decades, and released more than thirty studio albums, with seven of them topping charts in the US. With more than fifty Top 40 hits, and total sales crossing more than 300 million, he is easily one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Elton John learned to play the piano at a very young age, and formed his first band, ‘Bluesology’, as early as 1962, when he was just fifteen. He also started writing songs for other bands with fellow lyricist, Bernie Taupin, who was also a session musician, in 1967. Bernie Taupin and Elton John have released more than thirty albums together, till date.

An interesting fact is how he says in an interview that he was never confident, and felt as if they were ‘going nowhere’.

Elton John’s first single, ‘ I’ve Been Loving You’, was released in 1968, produced by a former bandmate from Bluesology. He went on to release another single, ‘Lady Samantha’, and his first studio album, ‘Empty Sky’, released in 1969. His second album, ‘Elton John’, released the following year and achieved moderate success with the first single peaking at number 92 on the charts.

Following some stints writing music for films, two studio albums and a live album, Elton John released ‘Honky Chateau’, in 1971, which became his first album to reach number 1 in the US. This was the first, of what would soon be a series of seven consecutive albums topping the US charts.

His next album, ‘ Don’t Shoot The Piano Player’, contained the famous single ‘Crocodile Rock’, which was his first Billboard Hot 100 number 1. ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, released in 1973, soon garnered him critical success, topping the charts and remaining there for two months. Its title track, and the single, ‘Candle In The Wind’, from it, are now some of Elton John’s most well-known songs.

Elton John also collaborated with John Lennon on a cover of the Beatles classic, ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’. He played the role of the ‘Pinball Wizard’ on The Who’s 1975 movie adaption of their rock album, ‘ Tommy’.

In 1976, Elton John, in an interview with The Rolling Stone, stated that he was bisexual.

He became the first musician to release seven consecutive US chart-topping albums. He was also one of the first Western artists to tour the Soviet Union and Israel.

After a drop from the charts due to issues with his voice, he again came back with his 1983 release, ‘Too Low For Zero’. He was also one of the many performers at the famous 1985 Live Aid Concert.

He released another one of his famous singles, ‘Sacrifice’, which topped the UK charts, in 1990.

In 1992, he played at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (a tribute concert held in honor of the late musician Freddie Mercury, the late singer of the popular rock band Queen), which featured a plethora of other famous acts, including, Guns ‘N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose, Tony Iommi, the lead guitarist of the early metal band Black Sabbath, Robert Plant, the lead singer of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, acclaimed pop and rock singer David Bowie, pop star Annie Lennox, and the lead singer of the 80s’ British band Def Leppard, Joe Elliot. He also wrote songs for the animated Disney film, ‘Lion King’, including the song, ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, which won him the Academy Award For Best Song and two other Grammy awards. It became one of his staple songs. The soundtrack album would then remain at the top of the Billboard charts for almost nine weeks. ‘Lion King’ was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 1998 for selling fifteen million copies.

He was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1994. ‘Candle In The Wind 1997,’ a revised version of his famous single of the same name, was released by him as a tribute to Princess Diana after her death and soon became the most selling single of all time, selling more than thirty million copies worldwide. It was later placed in the Guinness Book Of World Records for its high sales.

Having released 32 albums, sold out at the Madison Square Garden five times, acquiring an estimated wealth of 195 million pounds, and winning numerous prestigious awards and honors, Elton John has never slowed down, and continued to release music albums as late as 2015, when he released his last studio album called, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’.

After his divorce from his wife, Renate Blauel, in 1988, he admitted to being gay in an interview, having previously stated that he was bisexual. He started to see David Furnish in 1993, and in 2005, they became one of the first couples in the UK to enter a civil partnership, eventually marrying on 21st December after gay marriage became legal in England in 2014.

No stranger to giving back, he has donated copious amounts to numerous AIDS charities and founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992.

His life, however, has not been devoid of hardships, with him facing drug addiction problems till the age of 43, and also struggling with bulimia.

He remains a surprisingly humble man, living in a modest residence and has no piano in it, saying that he plays too many shows all year to want to play at home, too. He takes an active interest in contemporary art, and his house is filled with portraits. Though expected that his kids would be living rambunctious lives with all the fame and money, they actually live a happy, calm life with their father, going to Pizza Hut for lunch, and cinemas, and making do with a limited and a sensible amount of pocket money that they receive from their father. Not one to spoil his kid’s upbringing, Elton John has said that he will not leave all of his money to his children, and instead wants them to learn to fend for their own, and be independent.

Adam Levine English Actor

Adam Levine

Adam Levine is an American song composer and singer. He was born on 18th March 1979 in Los Angeles. His parents were Patsy and M. Fredric and he has two brothers named Michael and Sam. At the age of seven, his parents divorced. He used to stay with his mother on weekdays and with his father on weekends. Adam’s family is very fond of music. Adam’s mother is highly fond of it. Adam credits his mother’s musical idols, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles for shaping his musical style and upbringing him as a singer. He went to Brentwood School, where he met Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden, who later went on to become his band mates. During his adolescence, Adam was got into drugs. Later, he confessed on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ that after consuming drugs for the first time, he stopped it. In 1995, he formed a band with his Brentwood schoolmates, Jesse, Mickey along with Ryan Dusick and named it ‘Kara’s Flowers’. They had their first performance in a nightclub called Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood. Levine sang and played guitar. In 1997, a producer, Tommy Allen noticed their performance in Malibu. Tommy and his partner John DeNicola signed them for Reprise Records. In 1997, ‘Kara’s Flowers’ released their first album entitled ‘The Fourth World’. They appeared on a drama series, Beverly Hills’ episode. Later, the band’s limited success led to their break-up with Reprise Records and each other. Adam pursued his studies in New York after the break of his band. Then, he started to work on hip-hop. He had Jesse with him in Five Towns College in New York. Later, after dropping out of college, he and Jesse reunited with their other band mates and formed the band once again. They practiced various styles. In the beginning, they were rejected by several production companies. The band then added a new member named James Valentine and then named their band ‘Maroon 5’. The band slowly gained popularity from their debut album ‘Songs about Jane’. Maroon 5 won their first award for “Best New Artist” in Grammy Awards. Following up, they won the title of “Best Pop Performance by a Group” in the Grammy Awards. The band recorded many more albums and famous songs like ‘Won’t Be Soon before Long’, ‘If I Never See Your Face Again’, ‘Hands All Over’, and ‘Moves like Jagger’. Adam has had collaborations with many musical artists. He appeared with them on many shows and music tracks. He also made appearances on TV and films. Some of them are ‘Begin Again’ and ‘American Horror Story: Asylum.’ Coming to Adam’s personal life, in 2010, he had a relationship with a cover page model, Anne Vyalitsyna. They broke up in 2012. He started dating Victoria’s Secret angel Behati Prinsloo in 2012. They separated in 2013, but they patched up and got married in 2014. Adam and Behati are now expecting their first child together.

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Gwen Stefani

American singer cum fashion designer Gwen Renée Stefani, famously known to the music world as Gwen Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, the USA. Her father Dennis Stefani was a Yamaha Marketing Executive. Her mother Patti is an accountant turned housekeeper, and Gwen Stefani was one among the four siblings. As her parents are very much interested in music, she was exposed to a lot of music in her childhood. Gwen Stefani's brother Eric introduced to the music world. He asked her to work for Madness and The Selector. She gave her vocals to No Doubt. After her brother had formed a ska band, they released an album in 1992, but it was not a success. She extended her work to No Doubt's third album the Tragic Kingdom in 1996. This album was a massive success then. The album received nominations for Grammy Awards in 1997 and 1998. In 2000, they released Return of the Saturn for which most of the lyrical content is bases on her insecurities in life with Gavin Rossdale. The next output Rock Steady is one of her most enchanting singles. In 2000, the Rolling Stone Magazine mentioned her as the Queen of Confessional Pop. Hey Baby, and Underneath It All got her the Grammy Award. She selected for Let Me Blow Ya Mind for the Grammy Award in the Best Rap Category. Gwen Stefani did her debut with her album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in November 2004. She used her solo works to dig deep into the Pop. People saw it as something funny. In spite of this, she received a nomination for Grammy and much more. Later she released her singles like What You Waiting For, Rich Girl, Hollaback, Cool, etc. All of them are constant hits and each and every album. Almost topped in many lists not just in the USA but also in other countries. In 2006, she released her single Crash, which is sometimes termed as the sequel for L.A.M.B. She later released her second album The Sweet Escape. This album got a huge response from her fans. She appeared in a role in the 2004 movie, The Aviator. She was the mentor for Sixth Season Of American Idol. Later she made many songs and albums, and she released them. Most of them are hits. Gwen Stefani had a different lifestyle. She dated No Doubt bandmate Tany Kanal, but the relationship ended abruptly. Later she married Bush bassist Gavin Rossdale in 2002. They had three sons and divorced in 2015. She is currently dating Blake Shelton. In her career, she won three Grammy Awards and some prestigious awards like World Music Award, American Music Award, Brit Award, etc. She took the 13th place on the 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012.

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