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DECEMBER 22 2002 :
Ghits this week has gone up at number # 3 in Uk Album Charts -
Since last November at today , the album sold about 3.000.000 copies in the World -
DECEMBER 21 2002 :
The Elton's & Blue's single "Sorry seems to be the hardest word" was certified "SILVER" for over 200.000 copies sold. (Below : Pics from Elton's & Blue's Video)
DECEMBER 20 2002 :
Elton received the Third Platinum certification for over 900.000 copies sold of his Greatest Hits 70-02 in UK
from : www.eltonjohn.com
DECEMBER 17 2002 :
GHITS 70-02 has already been certified DOUBLE PLATINUM in Uk in only 5 weeks with over 600.000 copies sold
DECEMBER 16 2002 : Elton & Blue at Number 1 in UK
Elton & Blue boyband topped the Uk Singles Chart with the new version of "Sorry seems to be the hardest word" that sold 87.000 copies in the first week.
And Elton's Greatest Hits 70-2002 has held number 4 in Uk Albums Chart for 3 weeks.
DECEMBER 10 2002 :
It was realised the new cd single "Sorry seems to be tha hardest word" , performed by Elton and Blue
DECEMBER 06 2002 :
New cover for Elton on Metro Life , English magazine
DECEMBER 02 2002 :
Elton was present at Italian Music Awards and performed 2 live songs : "I'm still standing" and "Your song". Donatella Versace gave him the Special Awards for career.
Image from www.ansa.it
DECEMBER 02 2002 :
Elton John At The Royal Opera House
Here is the set list:
Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters with Davey Johnstone and John Mahon
With the Band
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Circle Of Life (with choir)
With The Royal Academy Of Music Symphony Orchestra
Sixty Years On
I Need You To Turn To
The Greatest Discovery
Carla Etude – Tonight
Take Me To The Pilot Pic from : Hercules Web Site
This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore
Have Mercy On The Criminal
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Burn Down The Mission
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Elton was only the second contemporary artist to perform at this prestigious venue, following in the footsteps of Bjork.
This was Elton’s first performance with an orchestra in the UK for over 30 years.
Greatest Hits has already been certified PLATINUM in UK for over 300.000 copies sold in 3 weeks.
NOVEMBER 30 2002 :
Elton is going to perform at Italian Music Awards - He's going to sing 1 live song and receive an Award for his Musical Career.
NOVEMBER 22 2002 :
Universal confirmed the performance of Elton at IMA (Italian Music Awards) in Milan in December 2 2002.
Elton should perform live with only his piano a couple of songs. The show will be broadcasted by Italian RAI 1 channel.
NOVEMBER 20 2002 :
Vh1 Uk is going to dedicate an entire day to Elton. The EJ-Day will be in December 7 2002.
The Tv special begins at 11:00 am and finishs at midnight .The special contains various sections. Videoclips , a doocumentary about new Greatest Hits , a documentary about Elton's career and other stuff. For information visit Vh1.co.uk
New cover of Vogue (Uk) is dedicated to Elton and Liz Hurley .
NOVEMBER 19 2002 :
Greatest Hits 1970/2002 was certified Platinum in USA for 1 million discs (were shipped 500.000 copies but because is a double album was certified Platinum).
This is 25th Platinum certification for Elton in USA (and 35 gold certification) , and the fastest album since 1977 to reach Platinum .
This is the first Platinum certification since The big picture , realised in 1997.
He debuted in Billboart Album Chart at number #12 with 100.456 copies sold in the first week.
And debuted at number 6 of Internet sales in USA.
NOVEMBER 17 2002 :
The new "Greatest hits 70/02" album debuted at number # 3 in Uk Album chart
NOVEMBER 9 2002 :
The One night Only DVD reached position n° 4 in Denmark confirming hits presence in the Dvd-Top 10 for a total of 8 weeks.
NOVEMBER 8 2002 :
Recently Elton was in Venice (Italy -where he has got an apartment) for a party in honour of David Furnish's 40 birthday. At Party were invited Sting , Victoria Adams , Donatella Versace , Liz Hurley and others guests.
Some pics :
Elton at the balcony of his apartment in Venice
NOVEMBER 6 2002 :
Elton John & Bernie Taupin received the Music Industry Trusts Dinner awards - The 2 men were awarded for their great works in the Music World for over 30 years.
some pics of the event :
Elton performed 2 special and succesfull solo concert in Dubai (Unit Arab Emirated ) and his first indian concert in Bangalore (India) .
In Dubai Elton performed for over 15.000 people while in Bangalore for over 20.000 people.
Elton in Dubai Elton in Bangalore
Elton & Billy Joel topped the Billboard Box-score chart again !!
Sept 25-27 + Oct 11-13 Uniondale (NY) 67.769 sellout crowd - $7.164,040 N° 1 in BillB.chart
Oct 2-4-8 Ruthenford (NY) 59.688 sellout crowd - $ 6.192,840 - N° 2 in BillB.Chart
OCTOBER 30 2002 :
The 29th of November , Elton performed a benefits show at Jewesh Home in New York.
Some pics :
OCTOBER 10 2002 :
Continue the great success of Face to Face , Elton and Billy Joel's American Tour.
13/09/2002 Tampa 16.011 n° 3 in Billboard concert chart
17/09/2002 Atlanta 19.409 sellout crowd n° 1 in Billboard concert chart
20/09/2002 Boston 17.482 sellout crowd n° 2 in Billboard concert chart
23/09/2002 N.York M.S.Garden 18.634 sellout crowd n° 2 in Billboard concert chart
OCTOBER 6 2002 :
The new "Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970/2002" will be realised on November 12 in USA and on November 11 in the rest of the world.
The European tracklist is this :
CD 1 CD 2
I guess that’s why they call it..
yellow brick road
in the wind
Can you feel the love tonight
and the jets
Circle of life
let the sun go down on me
bitch is back
Made in England
about the way you look
saved my life tonight
Written in the stars
go breaking my heart
This train don’t stop there anymore
seems to be the hardest word
CD 3 : the tracklist at today is unknown . It should contain b-sides , rare version of songs , maybe remix edition , maybe live version.....
This is the cover of next Elton John 's collection album
Few days ago Elton was present at the "Benefits- Grand Slam 2002" with Andre Agassi , Rod Stewart , Carlos Santana and other guests.
Here's some pics :
SEPTEMBER 19 2002
* EltonJohn.com confirmed that in November 11 Worldwide and in November 12 in USA will be realised a new compilation album "Greatest hits 1970-2002" 2 cds.
* The Face to Face concert with Billy Joel in
Atlanta on September 17 topped Billboard Box Score concerts chart with a
soldout of 19.409 people and with a cashing of $2,025,750
Songs from the west coast album sold approx. 3.000.000 copies in the world.
It's a very hot success for a not commercial-album.
AUGUST 13 2002 :
The very best of Elton John re-entered in Australian album chart at number 39.
Songs from the west coast album is in Denmark album chart for 45 weecks.
The One night only DVD spent 7 weecks in Top-10 video in Denmark with peak at number 7.
Your song 2002 chart results : (In red last weeck)
UK : 4° / 14° / 29° / 44° / 60°/ 67° / 69° / 66° / 61° / -
Italy : 36° / 36° / 35° / - 28° / 49° / -
Canada : 8° / 14° / 14° / 30° / 21° / 38° / 40° / 39° / 40° / 59° / 47° / -
Holland : 98° / 88° / -
JULY 22 2002 :
Was realised in UK a special edition of SFTWC album.
The double cd-set includes in the first cd the complete album and in the second cd :
Teardrops (re-performed with Lulu) , Your song (with Safina) , The north star , remix version of Original sin and Your song and video of : I want love , This train .. , Original sin and Your song
The DVD of One night Only has been certified Platinum for over 100.000 copies sold , while this weeck is at number #7 in the chart of DVD sold in Denmark. This is the third weecks in top ten in Denmrak. It debuted at number 7 , then 8 an now at number 7 again.
It's time of results ...
Songs from the west coast , Elton's latest album was realised almost 10 month ago.
We can make a point now about hits success :
SFTWC was certified :
UK : 2 Platinum (about 615.000 copies)
Italy : Platinum (about 180.000 copies)
USA / Germany / Sweden / Norway / Australia / Canada / Brasil / Denmark / Switzerland : GOLD
July 22 , 2002
MTV announced nominees for MTV Video Music Awards 2002 :
Elton in in three categories :
* Best Male video (very important)
* Best Direction in a video
* Best Art Direction in a video
The new version of "Your song" performed with italian singer Alessandro Safina debuts at number 4 in the UK Singles chart.
All the royalties will be donated for benefits.
MAY 12 , 2002
Australian Album Chart :
SFTWC n° 11
The very best of.. n° 13
MAY 6 , 2002
After the recent Australian tour , SFTWC come back in Australian Top Ten album chart at number 7 , while "The very best of Elton John" is at number 20.
SFTWC come back in Australian album chart after Elton's concerts in Australia.
The new album is at number #31 while at number #32 come back "The very best of.."
SFTWC in UK at number #54 after 30 consecutive weeks and was certified Double Platinum (over 600.000copies sold)
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