The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than three decades. He is one of the topselling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and more than 250 million records sold worldwide. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has awarded Elton multiple GRAMMY® Awards, including the GRAMMY® Legend Award. In the early 1990s, Elton collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on the soundtrack for The Lion King, winning him an Academy Award®. The album produced two top-selling, award-winning singles: Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of Life. The TONY Award®-winning Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aida both earned Elton GRAMMY® Awards for Best Musical Show Album. Billy Elliot was nominated for a record-tying 15 TONY® Awards and won 10, including Best Musical. In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. In 1998, the Queen of England knighted him Sir Elton John, CBE. In 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts. In 2013, Elton was honored as the first recipient of the prestigious BRITs Icon Award, and released The Diving Board, his first solo studio album in seven years, to stellar reviews.