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, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old. 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, Presley 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 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 one of the best-selling solo artists 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
2012 Elvis: Prince From Another Planet Elvis Presley 1
2012 Brilliant Elvis: The Collection Elvis Presley 1
2012 A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings Elvis Presley 1
2012 Elvis' Christmas Album + His Hand in Mine 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 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 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
2015 Elvis Ultimate Christmas Elvis Presley 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
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 The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 3
16 Rock'N Roll Elvis Presley 1
16 Superhits of the Sixties Elvis Presley 1
18 Film Hits Elvis Presley 1
20 Golden Hits Elvis Presley 1
20 Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
20 Rock & Roll Hits Elvis Presley 1
24 Carat Gold Elvis Presley 1
30 numéros 1 Elvis Presley 1
50 Years: 50 Hits Elvis Presley 1
A Celebration of Elvis 1935-1977, Volume 1 Elvis Presley 1
A Celebration of Elvis 1935-1977, Volume II Elvis Presley 1
A Hundred Years From Now Elvis Presley 1
Blue Suede Shoes: The Ultimate Rock 'n' Roll Collection Elvis Presley 1
Born to Be a King Elvis Presley 1
Born to Be King Elvis Presley 1
Boy from Tupelo Elvis Presley 1
Burning Love Elvis Presley 1
Can't Help Falling in Love: Hollywood Hits Elvis Presley 1
Christmas With Elvis Elvis Presley 2
Chronicle 1954-1963 Elvis Presley 1
Classic Elvis Elvis Presley 2
Collectors Collection, Volume 7 Elvis Presley 1
Die Hits der Deutschen Charts Elvis Presley 1
Dragon Heart Elvis Presley 1
Elvis (karaoke) Elvis Presley 1
Elvis - 30 Suosituinta Elvis Presley 1
Elvis 2 (karaoke) Elvis Presley 1
Elvis 75: The King Is Born... Elvis Presley 1
Elvis Aaron Presley Elvis Presley 1
Elvis Ballads II Elvis Presley 1
Elvis Big Hits 1 Elvis Presley 1
Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
Elvis, Scotty and Bill: In the Beginning Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: Original Recordings Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The 100 Top Hits Collection, Volume 1 Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The 100 Top Hits Collection, Volume 2 Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The 100 Top Hits Collection, Volume 3 Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The 100 Top Hits Collection, Volume 4 Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The 100 Top Hits Collection, Volume 5 Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The Early Years Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The Legend, Volume 3 Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: The Very Best of Love Elvis Presley 1
Elvis: Ultimate Gospel Elvis Presley 1
Elvis' Greatest Shit!! Elvis Presley 1
Essential Elvis Elvis Presley 1
Essential Elvis, Volume 3 Elvis Presley 1
Essential Elvis, Volume 4: A 100 Years From Now Elvis Presley 1
Essential Elvis, Volume 5: Rhythm and Country Elvis Presley 1
Essential Elvis, Volume 6: Such a Night Elvis Presley 1
For Elvis Fans Only Elvis Presley 1
Golden Records by Ray Martin Elvis Presley 1
Good Rockin' Tonight: The Great Original 'Hayride' Recordings Elvis Presley 1
Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
Greatest Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
Greatest Rock & Roll Hits Elvis Presley 1
He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
Hits And More Elvis Presley 1
Hits and More, Volume 4 Elvis Presley 1
It's Now or Never: More Than 40 of His Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
It's Now or Never: The Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley 1
Lead Me, Guide Me Elvis Presley 1
Louisiana Hayride Shows 1954-56 Elvis Presley 1
Love Ballads Elvis Presley 1
Love Me Tender: Greatest Hits Elvis Presley 1
Love Me Tender: największe przeboje Elvis Presley 1
Love Songs Elvis Presley 1
Mega Elvis: The Essential Collection Elvis Presley 1
Memphis Sessions Elvis Presley 1
More Romantics Elvis Presley 1
Movie Hits Elvis Presley 1
Norske Favoritter Elvis Presley 1
One Night With The King Elvis Presley 1
Our Memories of Elvis Elvis Presley 1
Out In Hollywood (FTD 002) Elvis Presley 1

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