He has been topping the charts since his start in the business and now Justin Bieber has beat out Elton John on the highest certified-singles list.
According to Billboard, the 19-year-old crooner's tune "Baby" recently went twelve times platinum, beating out John's double-sided "Candle in the Wind/Something About the Way You Look Tonight," which was previously number one when it went eleven times platinum in 1997.
He’s definitely one of the most interesting icons in pop music, and Elton John paid a visit to the “Today” show this week to talk about his new book “Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the end of AIDS,” as well as share some of his experiences as a gay man who didn’t know what it meant to come out.
The “Crocodile Rock” hitmaker discussed his confusion over the whole situation with Matt Lauer- “Nobody asked me [if I was gay],” he began.
Proving that no one is exempt from bullies, Sir Elton John opened up about his own experiences with being picked on even long after he rose to fame.
During an interview with E! News, the "Tiny Dancer" singer revealed, "It was about control and them being able to keep me under their thumb, and I was the perfect candidate for it. Even though I was famous and a big deal, it doesn't matter, it's who you are underneath that, and I was always kind of shy and intimidated."