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About Elvis Presley
Selling over one billion records worldwide, Elvis Presley was one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century and is still known as the “King of Rock and Roll.” he became an international sensation in 1956 with musical influences from the rhythm and blues, pop, country, and gospel genres, bringing in a new era of American music and pop culture. He starred in 33 films and performed numerous record-breaking live performances on tour and in Las Vegas. His American sales earned him gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. In addition to these awards, Elvis Presley earned 14 Grammy nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards. He was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. In addition to these accolades, he honourably served in the United States Army. Among his most popular songs of all time are “Heartbreak Hotel”, “I Want you, I Need You, I Love You”, “Hound Dog”, and “Love Me Tender.” Two classic films that he starred in were Jailhouse Rock in 1957 and Viva Las Vegas in 1964. Quickly becoming an international icon, Elvis continued writing music, performing, acting, and making appearances up until his death at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977. Elvis has since been inducted into four music halls of fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2007. Even today, numerous Elvis Presley collectable items, such as watches, t-shirts, records and hundreds of other products are available on the market. His music continues to inspire future performers.