Elvis Presley

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Legal name: Elvis Aaron Presley


Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer-songwriter 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. On August 16, 1977, he suffered a heart attack in the bathroom of his Graceland estate, and died as a result. His death came in the wake of many years of prescription drug abuse which lead to his poor health and death.

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
1977 Way Down Elvis Presley 1
1978 Unchained Melody Elvis Presley 1
2001 Suspicious Minds: Live Elvis Presley 1
2002 A Little Less Conversation Elvis vs JXL 5
2003 Rubberneckin' Elvis Presley 1
2004 That's All Right Elvis Presley 1
2005 It's Now or Never Elvis Presley 1
2005 Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley 1
2007 If I Can Dream Elvis Presley 1
2007 Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley 1
2010 Suspicious Minds (Almighty Remixes) Elvis Presley 2
2014 That’s All Right Elvis Presley 1
Christmas with Elvis Elvis Presley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Elvis, Volume 1 Elvis Presley 1
1956 The Real Elvis Elvis Presley 1
1956 Love Me Tender EP Elvis Presley 1
1957 Strictly Elvis Elvis Presley 1
1957 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley 1
1957 Peace in the Valley Elvis Presley 1
1960 A Touch of Gold, Volume 3 Elvis Presley 1
1961 Elvis by Request: Flaming Star Elvis Presley 5 1
1992 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley 1
2001 America the Beautiful Elvis Presley 1
2001 That's the Way It Is Elvis Presley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 I Believe - The Gospel Masters Elvis Presley 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Wink Martindale Remembers Elvis Presley Wink Martindale & Elvis Presley 1
30 Number 1 Hits Elvis Presley 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 All the Best, Vol. 1-2 Elvis Presley 1
2000 White Christmas Elvis Presley 3
2000 It's Christmas Time Elvis Presley 1 1
2002 ELVIS- Maybellene Elvis Presley 1
2005 A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Vs JXL - Single Elvis Presley 1
2005 Way Down - Single Elvis Presley 1
2007 Sunday Mirror Legends: Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2007 Elvis Birth of a Legend Elvis Presley 1
2016 The Wonder of You & If I can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Elvis Presley 1
Always on My Mind Elvis Presley 1
Amazing Grace : His Greatest Sacred Performances Disk 2 Elvis Presley 1
American Sound Sessions, Volume 3 Elvis Presley 1
Anniversary Rock 'n' Roll Edition Elvis Presley 1
Cafe Europa Elvis Presley 1
Easter Special Elvis Presley 1
Elvis 6363 Sunset Elvis Presley 1
elvis presley - His 27 best songs Elvis Presley 1
Good Rockin' Tonight Elvis Presley 1
Greetings From Germany Elvis Presley 1
In a Private Moment Elvis Presley 1
Long Lonely Highway Elvis Presley 1
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1
Stuck On You Elvis Presley 1
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley 1
The Jungle Room Sessions Elvis Presley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Stand By Me Vol. 1: The Gospel According To Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2001 The Sunday Times: Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2003 LidRock: Elvis Elvis Presley 1
2006 A Capital Perfomance Elvis Presley 1
Out of the Box: 6 from the 60's Elvis Presley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 RE:MIXES Elvis Presley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Kid Galahad Elvis Presley 1

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