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Elton John Joins EGOT Club with Historic Emmy Win: Inside his Monumental Journey to Hollywood's Highest Honor


Elton John

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Elton John, a legendary singer-songwriter and music icon, achieved a historic milestone in his career by joining the exclusive group of EGOT winners in Hollywood. He secured the EMMY Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for his 2022 concert event, "Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium," which was exclusively streamed on Disney+.


The EGOT is considered the highest honor in the entertainment industry, and with this latest win, Elton John has joined an elite circle of only 24 stars who have achieved Hollywood's highest honor. The announcement of his victory was met with widespread acclaim from his fans and the industry alike.



In a statement, Elton John expressed his gratitude and humbleness for joining the group of EGOT winners. He acknowledged the unwavering support of his fans worldwide and the power of the arts in bringing joy to people's lives. He said, "I am incredibly humbled to be joining the unbelievably talented group of EGOT winners tonight. The journey to this moment has been filled with passion, dedication, and the unwavering support of my fans all around the world. Tonight is a testament to the power of the arts and the joy that it brings to all our lives. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career, I am incredibly grateful."


The three-hour live-streamed concert event was a momentous occasion for Elton John fans worldwide. It was presented by Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 and Rocket Entertainment. The legendary performer bid farewell to North America with an electrifying and iconic performance that left audiences spellbound. The concert was a testament to Elton John's remarkable career and featured a tribute to his sensational 1975 performance that cemented his worldwide fame. The atmosphere in the packed stadium was charged with excitement and emotion as fans, admirers, artists, entertainers, and special guests from all over the world gathered to celebrate the music legend's epic full-circle moment at Dodger Stadium. The event was widely hailed as one of the greatest send-offs of all time, with Elton John delivering an unforgettable performance that showcased his unmatched talent and dedication to his fans.



The concert showcased a stunning performance from Elton John, who delivered his iconic hits with his signature flamboyant style and energy. The setlist included classics like "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets," and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." The concert showcased Elton John's unparalleled showmanship, musical prowess, and charisma, leaving audiences mesmerized and wanting more.


Throughout his illustrious career, Elton John has been honored with numerous prestigious awards and accolades. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, a Tony Award winner for Best Original Score, and a six-time Grammy Award winner, including the coveted Grammy Legend Award. With his latest EGOT win, Elton John has firmly established himself as one of the greatest performers of all time, with an unparalleled record of success that very few can match.



Elton John's career accomplishments to date are unmatched in their breadth and longevity. The legendary performer is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with a career spanning over five decades and a staggering record of success that very few can rival. With over 300 million records sold worldwide, Elton John has left an indelible mark on the music industry, and his impact continues to inspire countless artists and fans around the globe.

In the UK and US charts alone, Elton John has one diamond, 33 platinum or multi-platinum, and 22 gold albums, as well as over 85 Top 40 hits. He holds the record for the biggest-selling physical single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997," which sold over 33 million copies. In 2018, Elton John was named the most successful male solo artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. He has logged 67 entries, including nine number ones and 29 top tens.


With his latest EGOT win, Elton John has cemented his position as one of the greatest performers of all time. His music has transcended generations, and his legacy continues to inspire and influence new artists. He has proven time and again that he is a force to be reckoned with, and his latest win is a testament to his unwavering dedication, passion, and talent.


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