Elvis Presley

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Legal name: Elvis Aaron Presley

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King".

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, as a twinless twin—his brother was stillborn. When he was 13 years old, he and his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service. He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely damaged his health, and he died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Today, Tomorrow & Forever Elvis Presley 1
2003 Heart & Soul Elvis Presley 1
2003 Best of Artist of the Century Elvis Presley 1
2003 Studio B - Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964 Elvis Presley 1
2003 Elvis: 2nd to None Elvis Presley 2 7
2003 Christmas Peace Elvis Presley 2
2003 Close Up Elvis Presley 1
2003 Elvis: Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything Elvis Presley 1
2004 Ultimate Gospel Elvis Presley 1
2004 Elvis at Sun Elvis Presley 2
2004 Elvis On Tour - The Rehersals Elvis Presley 4 1
2004 American Music Legends Elvis Presley 1
2004 American Music Legends Christmas Favorites Elvis Presley 1
2005 Love, Elvis Elvis Presley 2
2005 Elvis by the Presleys Elvis Presley 1
2005 Tickle Me Elvis Presley 1
2005 Hitstory Elvis Presley 1 2
2005 Christmas Wishes Elvis Presley 1
2005 Elvis: The Legend Elvis Presley 1
2005 Hit Story Elvis Presley 2 2
2005 Volume One: Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2006 Elvis Inspirational Elvis Presley 2
2006 Elvis Rock Elvis Presley 1
2006 Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
2006 Elvis Movies Elvis Presley 1
2006 Elvis R&B Elvis Presley 1
2006 Rock 'N Roll Hero Elvis Presley 1
2006 Elvis Christmas Elvis Presley 1
2006 Let Yourself Go: The Making of Elvis the Comeback Special Elvis Presley 1
2006 Christmas Elvis Presley 3 1
2006 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 2
2006 Made in Memphis Elvis Presley 3 1
2006 The Sun Studio Sessions Elvis Presley 4 1
2006 Ultimate Collection Elvis Presley 1
2007 The Essential Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 4
2007 Elvis: Ultimate Gospel Elvis Presley 1
2007 Forever Gold Elvis Presley 1
2007 Introducing Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2007 20 Golden Hits Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis at the Movies Elvis Presley 1
2007 Icons Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis: Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley 1
2007 The King Elvis Presley 2
2007 Early Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2007 Muzică de colecție: ediție specială Elvis Presley 1
2007 The Dutch Collection Elvis Presley 1
2007 Most Famous Hits Elvis Presley 2
2007 Elvis Birth of a Legend Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis Presley And Friends CD1 Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis Presley And Friends CD2 Elvis Presley & Various Artists 1
2007 Elvis Presley and Friends CD3 Elvis Presley & Various Artists 1
2007 Elvis Presley And Friends CD4 Elvis Presley & Various Artists 1
2007 Elvis Presley And Friends CD5 Elvis Presley & Various Artists 1
2007 Pink Cadillac Elvis Presley 1
2007 The Original Hit Albums Elvis Presley 1
2007 The Sun Recordings Elvis Presley 1
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2008 True Love Elvis Presley 4 1
2008 Elvis Sings Memphis, Tennessee Elvis Presley 1
2008 50 Jahre Elvis in Deutschland Elvis Presley 1
2008 Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
2008 Christmas Duets Elvis Presley 2
2008 Gold: Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
2008 Elvis - The Incomparable Elvis Presley 1
2008 Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
2008 Icons Elvis Presley 2 1
2008 Original Album Classics Elvis Presley 1
2008 Purely Elvis Presley 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection Elvis Presley 1
2008 White Collection Elvis Presley 1
2009 The Music of Elvis Presley: The 1950s Elvis Presley 1
2009 75 Aniversário Elvis Presley 1
2009 75 years Elvis Presley 1
2009 The Essential Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2010 Elvis 75 Elvis Presley 2
2010 Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight Elvis Presley 1
2010 Elvis Presley Sings the Great British Songbook Elvis Presley 1
2010 The Complete Elvis Presley Masters Elvis Presley 1
2010 Christmas Peace - The Mail on Sunday Compilation Nov '10 Elvis Presley 1
2010 Elvis 75 The Anniversary Collection Elvis Presley 1
2010 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2010 The 50 Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
2010 The Essential Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2011 Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
2011 Golden Boy Elvis Presley 1
2011 A Date With Elvis / Elvis Is Back! Elvis Presley 1
2011 Elvis Presley: 8 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles Elvis Presley 1
2011 Les 100 Titres du King Elvis Presley 1
2011 The Real... Elvis - The Ultimate Elvis Presley Collection Elvis Presley 1
2011 The Real… Elvis: The Ultimate Elvis Presley Collection Elvis Presley 1
2011 We Three Kings: Christmas Album Nat King Cole / Elvis Presley / Frank Sinatra 1
2012 Singin' the Love Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley 1
2012 The Platinum Collection Elvis Presley 1
2012 Uncovered Elvis Presley 1
2012 I Am an Elvis Fan Elvis Presley 1
2012 The Kings of Christmas Elvis Presley & Frank Sinatra 1
2012 The Classic Christmas Album Elvis Presley 1
2012 Elvis: Prince From Another Planet Elvis Presley 1
2012 Brilliant Elvis: The Collection Elvis Presley 1

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