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 films 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
1996 American Diner, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Christmas Classics: Rockin’ Around Christmas Various Artists 1
1996 Heartbeat: Number One Love Songs of the Sixties Various Artists 1
1996 The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll: 1962 Various Artists 1
1996 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: 1956 Various Artists 1
1996 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: 1958-1959 Various Artists 1
1996 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: 1960-1961 Various Artists 1
1996 The Music That Made Memphis Various Artists 1
1996 The Number One’s: The ’60s Various Artists 1
1997 Fresh Hits 1997 Various Artists 1
1997 The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas (special edition) Various Artists 5
1997 A Perfect Love Various Artists 1
1997 Absolute Christmas 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Cherry Picked Various Artists 1
1997 Country Christmas Various Artists 1
1997 Dick Clark’s Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas Various Artists 1
1997 Heartbeat: Love Me Tender Various Artists 1
1997 Het beste uit de mega top 100 1997 Various Artists 1
1997 Slow Motion Vol. 7 Various Artists 1
1997 The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll: 1959 Various Artists 1
1997 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: 1953-1955 Various Artists 1
1997 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: 1956-1957 Various Artists 1
1997 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: 1960-1961, Take Two Various Artists 1
1997 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: The Early '60s Various Artists 1
1997 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: The Late '50s Various Artists 1
1997 The No. 1 Rock 'n' Roll Album Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists 1
1997 Your Easy-Listening Hit Parade of the '40s and '50s Various Artists 1
1998 The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas II Various Artists 4
1998 Ultimate Christmas Various Artists 1
1998 Absolute Love 3 Various Artists 1
1998 25 Years of Rock ’n’ Roll: 1969: 20 of the Year’s Greatest Tracks Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 4 Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 5. Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 6. Various Artists 1
1998 Classic Country: 1950-1959 Various Artists 1
1998 Classic Country: 1965-1969 Various Artists 1
1998 Classic Country: Golden '50s Various Artists 1
1998 Geschichte der Pop Musik Various Artists 1
1998 Happy Holidays, Volume 33 Various Artists 1
1998 Rock Christmas, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
1998 Slow Motion Special Edition Various Artists 1
1998 Solid Gold Hits of the 50's Various Artists 1
1998 Sounds of the 70’s Various Artists 1
1998 The Christmas Album Various Artists 1
1998 The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll: Slow Dancing Classics Various Artists 1
1998 The Late '50s: The Top Ten Collection Various Artists 1
1998 The Number Ones: The 60's Various Artists 1
1999 The Sun Gods Various Artists 1
1999 The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy’s Collection of Award Winning Music Various Artists 2
1999 Fetenkult präsentiert Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
1999 The Christmas Album Various Artists 1
1999 20th Century Noise: A Millennial Soundtrack Various Artists 1
1999 A Gift of Christmas: A Superstar Celebraton of Caring Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 34 Various Artists 1
1999 Absolute Christmas Various Artists 1
1999 Absolute Christmas 1999 Various Artists 1
1999 BBC Radio 2 Songs of the Century Various Artists 1
1999 Classic Country: Honky-Tonkin': 1952-1957 Various Artists 1
1999 Classic Country: The Fifties: Legends Various Artists 1
1999 Classic Country: The Nashville Era: 1958-1963 Various Artists 1
1999 Classic Country: The Sixties: Legends Various Artists 1
1999 Contemporary Country: The Late ’70s Various Artists 1
1999 Easy Listening Gold: 1960-1961 Various Artists 1
1999 Glory Days of Rock 'n' Roll: Rockabilly Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Heineken Millennium Mix Various Artists 1
1999 Het Beste Uit De Mega Top 100 Van 1999 Various Artists 1
1999 Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of ’50s Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of ’50s Rock – Box Set Sampler Various Artists 1
1999 Rock & Pop CD 4 Various Artists 1
1999 Skeive Skiver 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Slow Motion Vol. 9 Various Artists 1
1999 The 20th Century in Music Various Artists 1
1999 The Fabulous Fifties: Unforgettable Fifties Various Artists 2
1999 The Ultimate Christmas Album, Volume 4 Various Artists 2
1999 Unforgettable Love Songs of the Sixties Various Artists 1
2000 All You Need Is Love Various Artists 1
2000 BBC Radio 2: Country Hits Various Artists 1
2000 Absolute Christmas 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Christmas Classics: Party Around Christmas Various Artists 1
2000 Love Moments Various Artists 1
2000 Mut gegen rechte Gewalt Various Artists 1
2000 Simply the Best of the 70's Various Artists 2
2000 The No.1 DJ Collection: 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2000 The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas (2000 release, discs one & two) Various Artists 3
2000 The Ultimate Christmas Album, Volume 5 Various Artists 2
2001 Voices of the Century Various Artists 1
2001 All Time Top 100 #1 Country Classics Various Artists 1
2001 The Very Best of Ann-Margret Ann-Margret 1
2001 Now That’s What I Call Christmas! Various Artists 2
2001 45 Classic No 1’s Various Artists 1
2001 Now & Forever Andrew Lloyd Webber 4 2
2001 50 anni di musica internazionale Various Artists 1
2001 70 Greatest Historycal Rock’n’Roll Songs Various Artists 1
2001 At the Diner Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Country: Stars Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Cuts Presents Party in a Box Various Artists 1
2001 Los nº 1 de Crónicas Marcianas Various Artists 1
2001 Mastermix Classic Cuts 86: Rock'n' Roll Jukebox Various Artists 1

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