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, 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
2011 Massive Hits! Sixties Various Artists 1
2011 Now That's What I Call a Wedding! Various Artists 1
2011 Rock-A-Billy, Rock and Roll & Hillbilly (blue) Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… 70s Dance Party Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… Summer Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… Crooners Various Artists 1
2011 The Cruisin’ Story 1955–1960 Various Artists 1
2011 The Perfect Blues Collection Various Artists 1
2011 100 tubes pour danser Various Artists 1
2011 The Grill Can't Help It Various Artists 1
2011 Acoustic Songbook Various Artists 1
2011 The Teen Years Various Artists 1
2011 CMAA Presents 101 Country Classics Various Artists 1
2011 Hitarchief Top 2000, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2011 Fetenkult: Oktoberfest 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 The Weather Channel Presents: The Sounds of Spring Various Artists 1
2011 Die Hit-Giganten: Best of 60s Various Artists 1
2011 Die Hit-Giganten: Best of 70s Various Artists 1
2011 Country Christmas Various Artists 1
2011 Tubes Fête Various Artists 1
2011 Alle 40 Goed Fabulous 50's Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… Christmas Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… Drive Various Artists 1
2011 Pure… Love Various Artists 1
2011 The Cruisin’ Story 1957 Various Artists 1
2011 The Ray Hadley Country Music Collection, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2011 Dreamboats and Petticoats Five: Coffee Bars and Candy Various Artists 1
2011 It's Christmas! The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Various Artists 1
2011 Robert Plant's Jukebox Various Artists 1
2011 Waar is dat feestje ? Hier is dat feestje ! Various Artists 1
2011 So Fresh: Songs For Christmas 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Absolute Christmas Various Artists 1
2011 1000 Klassiekers Radio 2 - De Absolute Top, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2011 Haynes: Ultimate Guide to the Sixties Various Artists 1
2011 Ultimate Office Party Various Artists 1
2011 Verdens bedste Dance Various Artists 1
2011 60s Summer Party Various Artists 1
2011 75 Original American Rock’n’Roll Anthems 2 Various Artists 1
2011 101 60s Hits Various Artists 1
2011 101 Housework Songs Various Artists 1
2011 A Classic Christmas Various Artists 1
2011 A Classic Christmas Various Artists 1
2011 Absolute Acoustic Various Artists 1
2011 Absolute Summer Vibes Various Artists 1
2011 American Rock 'n'Roll Anthems Various Artists 1
2011 Billy Connolly’s - Route 66 Various Artists 1
2011 Born To Be Wild - The Country & Rockabilly Roots Of Ray Campi Various Artists 1
2011 De Topcollectie ’60, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2011 Die Neuen Weihnachtshits Various Artists 1
2011 Forever Country Various Artists 1
2011 Happy Days: 100 Hits That Rocked the Jukebox Various Artists 1
2011 Le 100 canzoni dei "I migliori anni" Various Artists 1
2011 Leo Blokhuis Presenteert the Sound of the South Various Artists 1
2011 Let It Snow Various Artists 1
2011 Lite FM: Late Night Ballads from the 70’s & 80’s Various Artists 1
2011 More Christmas 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Slow Dancing Original Super‐Hits Collection Various Artists 1
2011 The Cruisin' Story: 1959 Various Artists 1
2011 The Cruisin’ Story: 1960 Various Artists 1
2011 The Latin Mix 7 Various Artists 1
2011 Totally 70s Various Artists 1
2012 Hitarchief Top 2000, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2012 Always & Forever Various Artists 1
2012 American Graffiti Rock 'n Roll Various Artists 1
2012 I Love You: La Compilation des amoureux Various Artists 1
2012 Die Hit-Giganten: Best of Party Hits Various Artists 1
2012 Sounds of the Star-Club Various Artists 1
2012 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Werbe-Songs Various Artists 1
2012 Pure… 60s Various Artists 1
2012 Pure… Party Various Artists 1
2012 Pure… 50s Various Artists 1
2012 The Original Sound Of Country 1956 Various Artists 1
2012 Greetings from New Orleans Various Artists 1
2012 Studio Brussel – Het jaar van de gitaar Various Artists 1
2012 100 Mega Summer Hits 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 I Grew Up in the 70s Various Artists 1
2012 La Collection Georges Lang, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2012 101 Voices Various Artists 2
2012 Hits of the 60s Various Artists 1
2012 Now That's What I Call a No. 1 Various Artists 2
2012 101 Sporting Anthems Various Artists 1
2012 100% Christmas Various Artists 1
2012 Jukebox Souvenirs Various Artists 1
2012 Fetenkult: Oktoberfest 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 No.1 Hits of the '50s Various Artists 1
2012 Housewives’ Choice: Favourite Hits From Yesteryear Various Artists 1
2012 Pure… Pop Various Artists 1
2012 Pure… Voices Various Artists 1
2012 Sweethearts & Stolen Kisses: Love Me Tender Various Artists 1
2012 The Cruisin' Story 1955 Various Artists 1
2012 The Cruisin' Story 1956-1960 Various Artists 1
2012 Die neuen Weihnachtshits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2012 Absolute Party Anthems Various Artists 1
2012 Veronica 00's Top 500 Various Artists 1
2012 The Real... Christmas Various Artists 1
2012 The Art of Electro Swing, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2012 Classic Tearjerkers Various Artists 1
2012 Afscheid Various Artists 1
2012 Jukebox Favourites: Hits of the 50s and 60s Various Artists 1
2012 Die Hit-Giganten: Best of Christmas Various Artists 1

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