Elton John vs Eminem

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MusicianMusician
Net worth 2018
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Pinner, United Kingdom
Residence
United Kingdom
Country
United States
25/03/1947
BirthDay
17/10/1972
1.72
Height
2
Children
1
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2017

On 22 April 2017, he was discharged from hospital after two nights of intensive care for contracting "a harmful and unusual" bacterial infection during his return flight home from a South American tour in Santiago, Chile and was forced to cancel all of his shows scheduled for April and May 2017

2016

In October 2015, it was announced Elton John would release his 32nd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, on 5 February 2016

2015

In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men

2014

On 13 December 2014, he appeared at Watford's Vicarage Road with David Furnish, and his sons Zachary and Elijah for the opening of the "Sir Elton John stand"

2013

In 2013, John received the first Brits Icon award in recognition of his "lasting impact" on UK culture, which was presented to him by his close friend Rod Stewart

2012

But by 2012 John had changed his position and become a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom

2011

The 2011 guests included Sarah, Duchess of York, Elizabeth Hurley and George Michael (who performed "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" in a duet with John), and the auction raised £5 million, adding to the £45 million the Balls have raised for the Elton John Aids Foundation

2010

In 2010, he was awarded with the PRS for Music Heritage Award, which was erected on The Namaste Lounge Pub in Northwood, London, where John performed his first ever gig

2009

In April 2009, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated John's wealth to be £175 million (US$265 million), and ranked him as the 322nd wealthiest person in Britain

2008

'"In 2008, John stated he preferred civil partnerships over marriage for gay people

2007

On 28 June 2007, the 9th annual White Tie & Tiara Ball took place

2006

In early 2006, John donated the smaller of two bright-red Yamaha pianos from his Las Vegas, Nevada show to auction on eBay to raise public awareness and funds for the foundation

2005

He was awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005

2004

He became a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004, and a Disney Legends Award in 2006

2003

In 2003, John sold the contents of his Holland Park home—expected to fetch £800,000 at Sotheby's—to modernise the decoration and to display some of his contemporary art collection

2002

He stepped down in 2002 when the club needed a full-time chairman although he continued as president of the club

2001

In June 2001 John sold 20 of his cars at Christie's, saying he didn't get the chance to drive them because he was out of the country so often

2000

In 2000, he was named the MusiCares Person of the Year for his artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy

1999

In addition to The Lion King, John also composed music for a Disney musical production of Aida in 1999 with lyricist Tim Rice, for which they received the Tony Award for Best Original Score at the 54th Tony Awards, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards

1998

For his charitable work, John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 24 February 1998

1997

In 1997, he re-purchased the club from Petchey and once again became chairman

1996

Between January 1996 and September 1997, he spent more than £9

1995

John was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995

1994

Music awards include the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King (award shared with Tim Rice); the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1994 for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King (award shared with Tim Rice); and the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2000 for Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (award shared with Tim Rice)

1993

In 1993, he began hosting his annual Academy Award Party, which has become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry, and has raised over US$200 million

1992

He and Bernie Taupin had previously been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992

1991

He has also received five Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Male in 1991, and awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1986 and 1995

1990

Elton John became more closely associated with AIDS charities following the deaths of his friends Ryan White in 1990 and Freddie Mercury in 1991, raising large amounts of money and using his public profile to raise awareness of the disease

1987

He sold the club to Jack Petchey in 1987, but remained president

1986

In 1986, he joined with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder to record the single "That's What Friends Are For", with all profits being donated to the American Foundation for AIDS Research

1985

1 in the US in 1985; credited as Dionne and Friends, the song raised funds for AIDS research

1983

The pinnacle of the club's success was finishing runners up in the First Division to Liverpool in 1983 and reaching the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in 1984

1982

John played "Bennie and the Jets" and "Rocket Man"; then "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee for the first time since the Hammersmith Odeon on 24 December 1982; and introduced his friend George Michael, still then of Wham!, to sing "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"

1981

His 1981 album, The Fox, was recorded during the same sessions as 21 at 33, and also included collaborations with Tom Robinson and Judie Tzuke

1980

John has said that he took risks with unprotected sex during the 1980s and considers himself lucky to have avoided the AIDS epidemic

1979

In 1979, John and Taupin reunited, though they did not collaborate on a full album until 1983's Too Low For Zero

1978

Now producing only one album a year, John issued A Single Man in 1978, employing a new lyricist, Gary Osborne; the album produced no singles that made the top 20 in the US but the two singles from the album released in the UK, "Part-Time Love" and "Song for Guy", both made the top 20 in the UK with the latter reaching the top 5

1977

John returned to the US top ten with "Mama Can't Buy You Love" (number 9), a song originally rejected in 1977 by MCA before being released, recorded in 1977 with Philadelphia soul producer Thom Bell

1976

Having supported Watford since growing up locally, Elton John became the club's chairman and director in 1976, appointing Graham Taylor as manager and investing large sums of money as the club rose three divisions into the English First Division

1975

In October 1975, John became the 1,662nd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1974

Caribou was released in 1974, becoming John's third number one in the UK, and topping the charts in the US, Canada and Australia

1973

In early September, he contacted his writing partner Bernie Taupin, asking him to revise the lyrics of his 1973 song "Candle in the Wind" to honour Diana, and Taupin rewrote the song accordingly

1972

Within only a three-year span, between 1972 and 1975 John saw seven consecutive albums reach number one in the US, something which had not been accomplished before

1970

The band has had multiple line-up changes, but Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, and Ray Cooper have been members (albeit non-consecutively) since 1970 (Olsson), 1972 (Johnstone) and 1974 (Cooper)

1969

In 1969, with Quaye, drummer Roger Pope, and bassist Tony Murray, John recorded another single, "Lady Samantha", and an album, Empty Sky

1968

The first was the single "I've Been Loving You" (1968), produced by Caleb Quaye, former Bluesology guitarist

1967

Elton John has written with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin since 1967 when he answered an advertisement for talent placed in the popular UK music publication, New Musical Express, by Liberty records A&R Man Ray Williams

1966

In 1966, the band became musician Long John Baldry's supporting band, and played 16 times at the Marquee Club

1962

In 1962, Dwight and his friends formed a band called Bluesology

1960

In the late 1960s, Elton John was engaged to be married to his first lover, secretary Linda Woodrow, who is mentioned in the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

1956

The Dwights were keen record buyers, exposing John to the popular singers and musicians of the day, and John remembers being immediately hooked on rock and roll when his mother brought home records by Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & His Comets in 1956

1952

"Elton John performed a piano duet with Lady Gaga at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

1947

Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, the eldest child of Stanley Dwight (1925–1991) and only child of Sheila Eileen (née Harris; 1925–2017), and was raised in a council house by his maternal grandparents, in Pinner

1937

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" also won Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards

2018

On January 5, 2018, the second single "River" was released, which featured Ed Sheeran

2017

In September 2017, a company called Royalty Flow (a subsidiary of Royalty Exchange), filed to issue an IPO under SEC Regulation A+ to raise money with the intent of purchasing either 15% or 25% of Eminem’s former production team’s (The Bass Brothers, aka FBT Productions) share of his sound recording royalties

2016

On November 22, 2016, Eminem released a trailer for a 10-minute short documentary called Partners in Rhyme: The True Story of Infinite

2015

In January 2015, TMZ reported that Hotstylz was suing the rapper and his label, Shady Records, for the amount of $8 million, for using the 25 second sample of "Lookin' Boy" on his song "Rap God", without their permission

2014

The rapper had a cameo appearance as himself in the 2014 film, The Interview

2013

Although Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, he turned it down because director Neill Blomkamp would not change its location from Los Angeles to Detroit

2012

Eminem announced on May 24, 2012, that he was working on his next album, scheduled for release the following year

2011

In August 2011, Eminem was called the King of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone, which analyzed album sales, R&B, hip-hop and rap chart positions, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards and critical ratings of solo rappers who released music from 2009 to the first half of 2011

2010

In 2010, Eminem's music generated 94 million streams (more than any other musical artist), and in May 2014 Spotify called him the most-streamed artist of all time

2009

Eminem had a cameo appearance, arguing with Ray Romano, in the 2009 film Funny People

2008

Eminem's autobiography, The Way I Am, was published October 21, 2008

2007

"In December 2007, Eminem was hospitalized after a methadone overdose he had first bought from a dealer who had told him it was "just like Vicodin, and easier on [your] liver"

2006

On December 5, 2006, the compilation album Eminem Presents: The Re-Up was released on Shady Records

2005

In 2005 Eminem signed another Atlanta rapper, Bobby Creekwater, and West Coast rapper Cashis to Shady Records

2004

They reunited in 2004 for their second album, D12 World, which included the hit singles "My Band" and "How Come"

2003

He recorded several new songs for the soundtrack, including "Lose Yourself" (which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003 and became the longest-running #1 hip hop single in history)

2002

Eminem signed his Detroit collective, D12, and rapper Obie Trice to the label and signed 50 Cent in a 2002 joint venture with Dr

2001

After small roles in the 2001, film The Wash and as an extra in the 1998 Korn music video for Got the Life (during which he gave the band a demo tape), Eminem made his Hollywood debut in the quasi-autobiographical 2002 film 8 Mile

2000

The Eminem Show, The Marshall Mathers LP, and Encore were ranked the third-, seventh- and fortieth-bestselling albums of the 2000–2009 decade, respectively, by the magazine

1999

After Eminem's Multi-Platinum record sales, Interscope offered him his own label; the rapper and Paul Rosenberg founded Shady Records in late 1999

1998

Hip-hop magazine The Source featured Eminem in its "Unsigned Hype" column in March 1998

1997

After he was evicted from his home, Eminem went to Los Angeles to compete in the 1997 Rap Olympics, an annual, nationwide battle rap competition

1996

The album was a commercial failure upon its release in 1996

1995

Their daughter Hailie was born on December 25, 1995

1991

When Polkinghorn committed suicide in 1991, Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral

1989

Kim and her twin sister Dawn had run away from home; they moved in with Eminem and his mother when he was 15, and he began an on-and-off relationship with Kim in 1989

1987

In 1987, Debbie allowed runaway Kimberly Ann "Kim" Scott to stay at their home; several years later, Eminem began an on-and-off relationship with Scott

1983

He was 83rd on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 79th on the VH1 100 Greatest Artists of All Time lists

1982

One bully, De'Angelo Bailey, severely injured Eminem's head (mentioned in his song "Brain Damage"); Debbie filed a lawsuit against the school in 1982, which was dismissed the following year

1972

Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St

1957

At the 57th Grammy Awards, he received Best Rap Album award for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Rihanna) for "The Monster"

1929

The song has since been ranked 296th on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list

1921

Rolling Stone ranked it the seventh-best album of the first decade of the 21st century