Happy birthday to Sir Elton John! The legendary musician, who turns 69 today, has seen major success as a recording artist. Just this year, in Feb., 2016, John released his 32nd studio album, Crazy Wonderful Night. Showing no sign of stopping, the Grammy-winning artist has through the years cemented himself among music greats. With five decades in the music industry under his belt, it seems the musician has made friends with most of Hollywood by now.
On Instagram, John's been known to share photos from his favorite star-studded events. Usually posing alongside high-profile A-listers, such as Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, and John Legend, he's a social butterfly whenever out attending events. Today, he celebrates "the big 6-9" and with that, we've rounded up his best Instagrams to date, starring his many celeb friends. See for yourself in photos below. Happy birthday, Elton!
1. Gang's All Here!
The musical artist posed alongside Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, and Prince Harry for this celeb-filled photo.
2. Musically-Inclined Mates
Arm-in-arm with Sam Smith, the multi-talented musicians shared a moment (and a laugh) while posing for this Insta-pic.
3. Three's Company
Whoopi Goldberg, Elton John, and Matt Lauer were palling around when this precious moment was captured.
4. Steven Tyler Sandwich
John and his husband, David Furnish, posed with rockstar Steven Tyler for a very glam Instagram.
5. All Dressed Up
The musical artist sat between singer extroardinare Sam Smith and his lovable hubby and posted the pic to congratulate Smith on his James Bond theme song for Spectre.
6. Party Time
With his Insta-game on-point, the singer captioned this Oscars photo of himself, Caitlyn Jenner, and Boy George with: "Time for one last photo before the broadcast begins."
7. In Good Company
The birthday boy had party girl Kelly Osbourne on his side while attending the Oscars.
8. The Queen
You never pass up a photo opportunity with Mariah Carey. You just don't.
9. The A Team
Ah, it all makes sense now. This explains the lyrics behind Sheeran's "The A Team" tune.