Elton John’s Best Albums

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Critics have been heaping praise on “Rocketman,” the new biopic about the life of English rock superstar Elton John. The movie takes a fantastical approach to the singer’s story — fitting for a man whose persona is larger than life.

Now is a big moment for Elton John fans. The legendary singer-songwriter is currently in the midst of his final tour ever — a 300 date affair dubbed the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. The tour is undoubtedly one of the biggest tours of this summer and beyond.

And while 300 concerts, which extend into 2020, may seem like a lot, no musician is perhaps better fitted to perform as many shows. Elton John has led a dazzling career over which he’s produced among the most hit songs across all popular artists, numerous chart-topping records, and sold a total of 78.5 million records, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

In honor of the release of “Rocketman” and of the artist’s final tour, 24/7 Tempo has identified Elton John’s best albums based on Billboard performance. Each of these 19 albums has broken into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, illustrating the sensational career of a pop music luminary.