Sir Elton John is one of the most highly acclaimed solo artists of all time and is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, surpassed only by Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He has 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Elton got his stage name (which then became his legal name) in 1967 from members of his first band; Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and their lead singer Long John Baldry. As if winning five Grammys and one Academy Award weren't enough, Elton also established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised over $275 million in support of worthy projects in 55 countries around the world. With a career that spans five decades, Elton remains committed to his music and touring. He has a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is releasing his 31st studio album, and performed on The Ellen Show in September 2013.