Elton John albums discography

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Elton John albums discography
Studio albums 30
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 16
EPs 3
Soundtrack albums 7
Other albums 2

The albums discography of English musician/singer-songwriter Elton John consists of 30 studio albums, 4 live albums, 7 soundtrack albums, 16 compilation albums and 3 extended plays, as well as 2 other albums. John has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.[1][2] Elton John, is The Highest Selling British Solo Artist of All Time

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Empty Sky
  • Released: 6 June 1969
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
30 6 [A]
Elton John
  • Released: 10 April 1970
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
5 2 4 4
Tumbleweed Connection
  • Released: 30 October 1970
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 4 4 5
  • RIAA: Platinum[14]
Madman Across the Water
  • Released: 5 November 1971
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
41 8 13 8
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
Honky Château
  • Released: 19 May 1972
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 4 3 43 8 1
  • RIAA: Platinum[14]
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
  • Released: 22 January 1973
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 1 1 16 1 1
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[14]
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Released: 5 October 1973
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 1 1 41 5 9 1
Caribou
  • Released: 28 June 1974
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 1 1 30 6 20 1
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
  • Released: 19 May 1975
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
2 1 7 1 1 22 2 1 1
Rock of the Westies
  • Released: 24 October 1975
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
5 4 1 5 33 6 4 6 1
Blue Moves
  • Released: 22 October 1976
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
3 8 5 12 39 5 7 12 3
A Single Man
  • Released: 1 October 1978
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
8 8 12 12 17 4 5 26 15
Victim of Love
  • Released: 13 October 1979
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
41 20 28 21 18 44 35
21 at 33
  • Released: 13 May 1980
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
12 7 10 10 21 6 3 16 13
The Fox
  • Released: 20 May 1981
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
12 2 11 43 5 34 5 6 25 21
Jump Up!
  • Released: 9 April 1982
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP, cassette
13 3 19 12 47 3 1 15 17
Too Low for Zero
  • Released: 30 May 1983
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
7 2 17 11 5 6 2 30 25
Breaking Hearts
  • Released: 9 July 1984
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
2 1 4 10 5 7 2 11 20
Ice on Fire
  • Released: 7 November 1985
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
3 6 9 49 14 5 2 8 16 48
Leather Jackets
  • Released: 15 October 1986
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
24 4 22 38 21 12 34 31 91
Reg Strikes Back
  • Released: 1 June 1988
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
18 13 13 6 30 18 8 26 18 16
Sleeping with the Past
  • Released: 29 August 1989
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 2 5 23 2 9 7 1 23 23
The One
  • Released: 22 June 1992
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
2 2 1 7 1 1 2 7 8 8
  • BPI: Gold[15]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[23]
  • MC: 3× Platinum[16]
  • SNEP: Platinum[17]
  • BVMI: Gold[19]
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
Made in England
  • Released: 17 March 1995
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
3 6 1 3 2 4 3 10 8 13
The Big Picture
  • Released: 22 September 1997
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, cassette
3 5 1 14 4 8 2 7 2 9
Songs from the West Coast
  • Released: 1 October 2001
  • Label: Rocket/Mercury
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2 7 15 9 19 14 2 24 8 15
Peachtree Road
  • Released: 7 November 2004
  • Label: Rocket/Universal
  • Formats: CD, LP
21 44 27 11 63 31 16 34 38 17
The Captain & the Kid
  • Released: 15 September 2006
  • Label: Mercury/Interscope
  • Formats: CD, LP
6 37 37 12 56 25 10 27 18
The Diving Board
  • Released: 16 September 2013
  • Label: Mercury/Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 26 13 7 24 11 10 20 42 4
Wonderful Crazy Night
  • Released: 5 February 2016
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
6 11 8 18 35 10 17 11 15 8
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Notes

  • A^ Album was not released and did not chart in the United States until 1975.

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Duets
  • Released: 22 November 1993
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
5 12 1 14 10 3 16 20 25
  • BPI: Platinum[15]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[23]
  • MC: Platinum[16]
  • SNEP: 2× Gold[17]
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[25]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[21]
  • RIAA: Platinum[14]
The Union
(with Leon Russell)
  • Released: 19 October 2010
  • Label: Mercury/Decca
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
12 28 28 7 51 23 5 24 24 3
Good Morning to the Night
(vs Pnau)
  • Released: 16 July 2012
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, LP
1 40
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Holiday album[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Elton John's Christmas Party
  • Released: 10 November 2005
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Formats: CD

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Greatest Hits III
Queen
5 77 2 8 5 5 24 19

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7][13]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
17-11-70
  • Released: 12 March 1971
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP
20 20 10 11
Here and There
  • Released: 30 April 1976
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
6 11 13 19 3 30 4
Live in Australia
(with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)
  • Released: 13 June 1987
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
43 5 43 11 24
  • MC: 2× Platinum[16]
  • RIAA: Platinum[14]
One Night Only – The Greatest Hits
  • Released: 21 November 2000
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, cassette
7 32 20 21 14 10 16 65
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Friends
  • Released: 24 March 1971
  • Label: Paramount
  • Formats: LP
19 17 12 36
The Lion King
  • Released: 31 May 1994
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, cassette
3 4 1 1 7 1
Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida
  • Released: 22 March 1999
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, cassette
29 9 24 23 12 41
The Muse
  • Released: 24 August 1999
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Formats: CD
The Road to El Dorado
  • Released: 14 March 2000
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • Formats: CD, cassette
40 63
Billy Elliot the Musical
  • Released: 7 February 2006
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Formats: CD
Gnomeo & Juliet
  • Released: 8 February 2011
  • Label: Buena Vista
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4][5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7][13]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Elton John's Greatest Hits
  • Released: 8 November 1974
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
1 1 1 43 3 5 1
  • BPI: Platinum[15]
  • MC: Diamond[16]
  • SNEP: Gold[17]
  • RIAA: Diamond (17× Platinum)[14]
Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II
  • Released: 13 September 1977
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
6 46 6 6 21
Lady Samantha
  • Released: 1 March 1980
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: LP, cassette
56 74
The Very Best of Elton John
  • Released: 18 October 1980
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Formats: LP, cassette
24 2
Love Songs
  • Released: 29 October 1982
  • Label: TV Records
  • Formats: LP, cassette
39
The Superior Sound of Elton John (1970–1975)
  • Released: 1983/1984
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
Your Songs
  • Released: 14 July 1985
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1
Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume III
  • Released: 12 November 1987
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
33 84
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
The Very Best of Elton John
  • Released: 1 October 1990
  • Label: DJM
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
  • BPI: 9× Platinum[15]
  • ARIA: 6× Platinum[30]
  • IFPI AUT: 3× Platinum[23]
  • SNEP: Diamond[17]
  • BVMI: 2× Platinum[19]
  • NVPI: 2× Platinum[18]
  • IFPI SWI: 4× Platinum[21]
  • ABPD: Gold[22]
To Be Continued...
  • Released: 8 November 1990
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, cassette
21 82
Rare Masters
  • Released: 20 October 1992
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Greatest Hits 1976–1986
  • Released: 3 November 1992
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
Chartbusters Go Pop
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: RPM
  • Formats: CD
Love Songs
  • Released: 6 November 1995
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
4 7 4 12 7 1 1 2 24
  • BPI: 3× Platinum[15]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[30]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[23]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[16]
  • SNEP: 2× Platinum[17]
  • BVMI: Platinum[19]
  • NVPI: Platinum[18]
  • IFPI SWI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[14]
Greatest Hits 1970–2002
  • Released: 11 November 2002
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD
3 6 19 18 3 19 6 8 12 12
Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits
  • Released: 26 March 2007
  • Label: Mercury
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 10 32 8 47 3 5 6 9
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
The Thom Bell Sessions
  • Released: June 1979
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: LP
51
The Complete Thom Bell Sessions
  • Released: February 1989
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD, LP
Remixed
  • Released: 30 December 2003
  • Label: Rocket
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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