Elvis Presley, also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. He was dubbed the “King of Rock and Roll” or “the King.” He was regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most significant cultural icons. He has three Grammy Awards to his name and has been inducted into several music halls of fame.
Presley also holds the record for the most Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum albums certified by the RIAA. In 2018, President Donald Trump posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He died of drug overdose on August 16, 1977, at his Graceland estate.
|Celebrated Name:||Elvis Presley|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Elvis Aaron Presley|
|Age at the time of death:||42 years old|
|Birth Date:||8 January 1935|
|Date of Death:||16 August 1977|
|Birth Place:||Tupelo, Mississippi, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Priscilla Presley (m. 1967–1973)|
|Children:||Yes (Lisa Marie Presley)|
|Profession:||Singer and Actor|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$20 million|
Elvis Presley Biography
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, in a two-room house with his twin brother, Jessie Garon. His parents relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948, and he graduated from L. C. Humes High School in 1953.
Presley received a C in music in school, and his teacher told him he has no talent for singing. His classmates frequently bullied him at school, and he was dubbed “Mama’s Boy.” On his 11th birthday, his father gave him a guitar, and he began to take singing seriously.
He had no formal music education and instead learned and played music by ear. He was a huge Hank Snow fan and knew all of his songs. He had already decided on music as his future after graduating from high school in 1953.
Elvis Presley’s Age, Height, And Weight
Elvis Presley was 42 years old when he died, having been born on January 8, 1935. He stood 1.82 m tall and weighed 77 kg.
Elvis Presley began his career in 1954 when he collaborated with producer Sam Philips, who wanted to introduce African-American music to a wider audience. He began performing at various events and stage shows with lead guitarist Scotty Moore, bassist Bill Black, and drummer D. J. Fontana.
In 1956, Presley released his first single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” which became a number-one hit in the United States. With numerous television appearances and chart-topping singles, he rose to prominence as the face of rock and roll.
In the same year, he made his film debut in “Love Me Tender.” Later, he began producing successful soundtrack albums for Hollywood films. Presley was the first artist in history whose concert was broadcast worldwide.
Elvis Presley (1956), Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957), How Great Thou Art (1967), He Touched Me (1972), Moody Blue (1977), Speedway (1968), Frankie and Johnny (1966), and many more are among Presley’s most popular music albums.
Elvis Presley Wife, Marriage
Elvis Presley had a very close relationship with his mother, and she even suggested his girlfriends to him. He had many girlfriends, but his first was Dixie Locke, with whom he had been dating since his graduation. He also dated June Juanico, his mother’s favorite. He had many relationships since his mother’s death, and it was said that even his manager, Colonel Thomas Parker, encouraged him to go out with beautiful women only ‘for the publicity.’
Finally, on May 1, 1967, in Las Vegas, he married Priscilla Presley, and nine months later, on February 1, 1968, she gave birth to a daughter. In the year 1973, the couple divorced.
Elvis Presley Awards
Throughout his illustrious career, Elvis Presley has received numerous awards. He has three Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, multiple music halls of fame, and so on.
Presley has the most Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum albums certified by the RIAA. He also holds the record for the most Billboard 200 charting albums.
Elvis Presley’s Net Worth
Elvis Presley had a net worth of more than $20 million at the time of his death in June 2022. With over a billion sales, he is considered the best-selling artist. The majority of his songs charted in Billboard’s top 40—115, an international record.
Presley also holds the record for the most weeks at number one and the most number one hits in the United Kingdom. He was paid $50,000 to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956. Aside from album sales, Presley merchandise has earned more than $22 million. Forbes magazine named him the top-earning deceased celebrity for the fifth consecutive year in 2005, with an income of $45 million.
Elvis Presley is regarded as one of the most influential cultural icons of all time. In his honor, a new spider, Paradonea Presley, was named in 2012. Although he died at a young age, his extraordinary contributions to the music industry will live on.