Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Elvis Presley Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)

Elvis Presley Biography

Elvis Presley

Born: January 8, 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.

Died: August 16, 1977 (aged 42), Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Occupation: Singer, actor

Genres: Rock and roll, pop rockabilly, country, gospel, R&B, blues

About Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. 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, led him to both great success and initial controversy.

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Presley's classic quartet

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 Victor single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. Within a year, RCA would sell ten million Presley singles. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, Presley became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll, though his performative style and promotion of the then-marginalized sound of African-Americans led to him being widely considered a threat to the moral well-being of the White American youth.

Best-selling solo music artist

Having sold over 500 million records worldwide, Presley is recognized as the best-selling solo music artist of all time by Guinness World Records. He was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, rhythm & blues, adult contemporary, and gospel. Presley won three Grammy Awards, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

He holds several records, including the most RIAA certified gold and platinum albums, the most albums charted on the Billboard 200, the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the UK Albums Chart, and the most number-one singles by any act on the UK Singles Chart.

Charting in Billboard

Presley holds the records for most songs charting in Billboard's top 40 (115) and top 100 (152), according to chart statistician Joel Whitburn, 139 according to Presley historian Adam Victor. Presley's rankings for top ten and number-one hits vary depending on how the double-sided "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" and "Don't/I Beg of You" singles, which precede the inception of Billboard's unified Hot 100 chart, are analyzed.

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