Elvis a superstar for the record books

January 5th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Elvis Presley Washington, Jan 5 (DPA) Elvis Presley is among the most successful musicians of all time and his legacy has far outlived him. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who died in 1977, would have been 75 on Jan 8.
According to his official website, the list of his accomplishments includes:

Record sales: An estimated 1 billion copies sold

Gold, platinum, multi-platinum: 150 albums and singles

Top 100 songs: 149, including 18 number one singles

Films: 31 feature films, including “Jailhouse Rock” and “King Creole”

Television: Three television specials, including “Aloha from Hawaii”, a 1973 broadcast watched by more than 1 billion people

Concerts: Nearly 1,100 concerts, including a record-breaking run in Las Vegas

Grammy Awards: 14 nominations, 3 wins for gospel recordings

Hall of Fame: Inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Fan Clubs: 625 clubs active worldwide

Earnings: 55 million dollars by his estate in 2009

Number 1 Singles: “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956); “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” (1956); “Don’t Be Cruel” (1956); “Hound Dog” (1956); “Love Me Tender” (1956); “Too Much” (1957); “All Shook Up” (1957); (Let Me Be Your) “Teddy Bear” (1957); “Jailhouse Rock” (1957); “Don’t” (1957); “Hard Headed Woman” (1958); “A Big Hunk O’ Love” (1959); “Stuck On You” (1960); “It’s Now or Never” (1960); “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”(1960) “Surrender” (1961); “Good Luck Charm” (1962); “Suspicious Minds” (1969)

Number 1 Pop Albums: Elvis Presley (1956); Elvis (1956); Loving You (1957); Elvis Christmas Album (1957); GI Blues (1960); Something for Everybody (1961); Blue Hawaii (1961); Roustabout (1964); Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite (1973); ELV1S 30 #1 Hits (2002)

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