Album covers for Elvis Presley

Album covers for albums by Elvis Presley, found by OneMusicAPI.

Elvis Presley was an iconic American singer and songwriter in the history of 20th century music. Also known as the “King” or the “King of Rock and Roll”, he was born to the name of Elvis Aaron Presley in January 8, 1935 at Tupelo, Mississippi. He started his music career at an early age of 13 when his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. His sweet tenor voice got immediately noticed by Sun Records. He then started working with the owner Sam Phillips who intended to help Elvis become famous by bringing African American music to the public mainstream.

Due to Presley’s good looks, charms, and talent, he had no problems pulling this off as he started to sing his own versions of rockabilly that was thickly incorporated with an upbeat tempo and backbeat combination of rhythm and blues and country music. This one-of-a-kind musical style made his songs an instant hit, making him enormously popular in the process. His manager, RCA Victor, helped him with his massively growing career for over 20 years.

Elvis Presley’s first single was Heartbreak Hotel. It was released in 1956 and it immediately topped the charts. Because he performed with so much gusto and with unreserved energy, the audiences loved him while the critics hated him making him one of them most controversial singers of all time. He earned fourteen Grammy Award nominations, winning three. He won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award when he was only 36 years old and he was also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Elvis Presley died in August 16, 1977 due to drug overdose.


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