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Sir Elton Tops Magazine's List of Solo Male Artists

Written by Chief Editor.

Billboard is celebrating their Hot 100's 60th anniversary by examining the top-performing solo male artists in the chart's history, dating to its Aug. 4, 1958, inception.    

The No. 1 spot belongs to the Rocket Man. The star has forged one of the most consistent and dominant musical resumes ever, logging 67 total Hot 100 entries between 1970 and 2000. Among them, he's earned nine No. 1s as well as 27 top 10s.    

John's biggest Hot 100 hit, his 1997 reworking of his 1973 track Candle in the Wind, in memory of Princess Diana (paired on a double-sided physical single with then-new song Something About the Way You Look Tonight), spent 14 weeks at No. 1. The single set a Nielsen Music-era record of 3.4 million physical singles sold in the first week of its U.S. release, sparking its launch atop the Oct. 11, 1997-dated Hot 100.   

Elton is followed by Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder.