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Listeners from all corners of the world know (and can surely sing along to) Sir Elton John’s many piano ballads, from “Tiny Dancer” to “Bennie and the Jets.” But what they may not realize is how he came to be a beloved global superstar. That’s why Rocketman, the new Elton John biopic out this week, is shedding a [spot]light on the singer’s sensational journey.
The singer-songwriter has staged numerous world tours and claimed several number-one hits across the decades thanks to a large and unfailingly loyal listening base. On Spotify, Elton John has been streamed more than 2 billion times and appears in more than 39 million playlists streamed worldwide.
Elton John attracts listeners, young and old(er) alike, with a steady stream of new releases, such as the number-one collaboration on Spotify, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee)” and a live performance of “Young Dumb and Broke” with Khalid.
So as you count down to the Rocketman release, celebrate the singular sensation with a sparkling, shiny infographic of Sir Elton’s massive listening base, below.
Find “Your Song” on the Rocketman soundtrack.