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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, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him 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. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He held few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley gave the first concert by a solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate 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, country, blues, and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. He won three competitive Grammys, received 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
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 Best Hits In Japan Elvis Presley 1
2007 Christmas With Elvis Elvis Presley 2
2007 Elvis at Sun Records Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis Birth of a Legend Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis Presley and Friends Elvis Presley 1
2007 Love Me Tender: Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 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 2
2008 True Love Elvis Presley 4 1
2008 Purely... Elvis Presley 1
2008 Original Album Classics Elvis Presley 1
2008 Elvis Sings Memphis, Tennessee Elvis Presley 1
2008 50 Jahre Elvis in Deutschland Elvis Presley 1
2008 Christmas Duets Elvis Presley 2
2008 Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
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 Rock 'n' Roll Legend (Bootleg - 2008) Elvis Presley 1
2008 The Ultimate Collection Elvis Presley 1
2008 White Collection Elvis Presley 1
2008 World-Shaker 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 75: The Anniversary Collection Elvis Presley 1
2010 Elvis Presley Sings the Great British Songbook Elvis Presley 1
2010 The Complete Elvis Presley Masters 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 The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 Elvis Presley 2
2011 Elvis Sings Guitar Man Elvis Presley 1
2011 Les 100 Titres du King Elvis Presley 1
2011 Original Album Classics 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 2
2012 Elvis: Prince From Another Planet Elvis Presley 1
2012 Brilliant Elvis: The Collection Elvis Presley 1
2012 20 Original Albums Elvis Presley 1
2012 A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings Elvis Presley 2
2012 Elvis' Christmas Album + His Hand in Mine Elvis Presley 1
2012 Our Memories of Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2013 Elvis Presley, Volume 2: Four Classic Albums Plus EP's and Singles Elvis Presley 1
2013 Elvis The Very Best Of Elvis Presley 1
2013 Elvis 75: The King Is Born... Elvis Presley 1
2013 Stereo '57 (Essential Elvis, Volume 2) Elvis Presley 2
2013 Elvis Christmas: Hits and Ballads Elvis Presley 1
2013 The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs Elvis Presley 1
2013 From Elvis in Memphis Elvis Presley 1
2013 Merry Christmas...Love, Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2013 The Greatest (3x CD Not Now Music) Elvis Presley 1
2013 Uncovered Vol 2 Elvis Presley 1
2014 Elvis Presley: 15 Original Albums Elvis Presley 1
2014 Playlist: The Very Best Elvis Presley Movie Songs Elvis Presley 1
2014 Christmas Classics With Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2014 Elvis 80 Elvis Presley 1
2014 Elvis Sings... Elvis Presley 1
2014 Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
2015 Ultimate Christmas Elvis 1
2015 Elvis Forever Elvis Presley 1
2015 Playlist: The Very Best Gospel of Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2015 If I Can Dream Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 3
2015 ELVIS The Complete 1954-62 U.S.A. SINGLES Elvis Presley 1
2015 Elvis: Seine 100 besten Hits Elvis Presley 1
2015 The Number One Hits 1956-1962 Elvis Presley 1
2016 Elvis Country Elvis Presley 1
2016 The Album Collection Elvis Presley 1
2016 Elvis Sings Leiber and Stoller Elvis Presley 1
2016 Way Down in the Jungle Room Elvis Presley 1
2016 All Hail the King: 1969-76 Elvis Presley 1
2016 The Wonder of You Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 3

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