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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Discography

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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

EP

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

Other

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
2007 Sunday Mirror Legends: Elvis 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
Christmas Peace (disc 1) Elvis Presley 1
Easter Special Elvis Presley 1
Elvis 6363 Sunset Elvis Presley 1
Elvis Birth of a Legend 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

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Sunday Times: Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1
2003 LidRock: Elvis Elvis Presley 1
Out of the Box: 6 from the 60's Elvis Presley 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 RE:MIXES Elvis Presley 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Kid Galahad Elvis Presley 1

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