How many #1's did Elvis have?
The oldest is Elvis Presley, who's had 18 No. 1 songs.
Here's a chronological recap of Presley's iconic 17 No. 1 singles on the all-genre Best Sellers in Stores and Hot 100 charts. Presley has also scored 10 No. 1s on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, from Elvis Presley in May 1956 through Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits in October 2002.
“Don't Be Cruel” hit #1 on all three major U.S. charts, and it was #1 on Billboard's pop single charts for 11 weeks, staying a total of 27 weeks on the chart. It also landed at #1 on the country singles chart, where it stayed for 10 weeks, with a total of 28 weeks on the chart.
ELV1S: 30 No. 1 Hits.
|Elvis: 30 #1 Hits|
|Released||September 24, 2002, Expanded Edition February 18, 2022|
|Recorded||January 10, 1956 – October 29, 1976|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
Indeed, with 290 million records sold worldwide, the Beatles are at the top of many lists. Not surprisingly, the artist with the most No. 1 hits is the Beatles.
Over the years, many artists have topped the list of the country's most popular songs at the time, but none did so more often than The Beatles. With 20 no. 1 singles on the Hot 100 charts, the iconic British rock band are just one hit ahead of Mariah Carey, who has 19 notches in her belt.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales. Second is Garth Brooks with over 157 million units sales, followed by Elvis Presley with 139 million units.
In terms of numbers, The Beatles have sold 36.5 million more albums in the U.S. than Elvis, yet Elvis sold 25.5 million more singles than The Beatles. Since albums usually contain 10-12 more songs than singles, The Beatles would clearly be the winner in terms of U.S. record sales.
Presley still had more in the top 10 (38 to 31) and the top 5 (32 to 29), but at the coveted #1 position, The Beatles dominated Elvis with 20 chart-toppers to Presley's 14.
records have been sold worldwide - more than any. other artist!
Who knocked Elvis off number 1?
Gogi Grant, whose rendition of “The Wayward Wind” replaced Elvis Presley's “Heartbreak Hotel” on top of the Billboard singles chart in 1956, died on Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 91. Her death was announced by her family.
Elvis' all-time top-selling single, “It's Now or Never,” was based on the Italian standard “O Sole Mio.” Elvis had heard Mario Lanza's recording of that song during his time in the Army in Germany and asked his publisher what he could come up with along the same lines. The result would spend eight weeks at No.
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"Heartbreak Hotel" became Elvis' first #1 on Billboard's pop singles chart and his first gold record award winner. It reigned on the Billboard pop charts for eight weeks of its 27-week stay.
"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.
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The first number-one song of the Billboard Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson, on August 4, 1958.
Michael Jackson's Thriller, estimated to have sold 70 million copies worldwide, is the best-selling album ever. Jackson also currently has the highest number of albums on the list with five, Celine Dion has four, while the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Madonna and Whitney Houston each have three.
Where does Elvis rank all time?
1) Elvis Presley (1935- 1977): Elvis Presley sold more albums than any other individual music artist in history, and the second most overall (the Beatles sold more).
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Elvis Presley sold 146.5 million albums, which is 62.5 more than Michael Jackson, who sold 84 million albums. If you ask an Elvis Presley fan, it clearly is Elvis.
Speaking about the "King of Rock and Roll" after his death in 1977, Sinatra said: "There have been many accolades uttered about Elvis' talent and performances through the years, all of which I agree with wholeheartedly. I shall miss him dearly as a friend. "He was a warm, considerate and generous man."
'John Lennon said, 'I didn't have the nerve to tell Elvis last night, but when I was in high school I wanted to do everything I could to look like him. I almost got kicked out of school for it. Tell Elvis, without him, we'd be nothing'.
Elvis Presley's three-octave vocal range was exceptional, 'very narrowly all at once a tenor, baritone, and bass'. A 1987 article in the Village Voice included an assessment of his voice in classical terms, categorizing it as a 'lyric baritone ... [but with] unexpectedly rich low [notes] ... and astounding high notes'.
For singers, Elvis Presley was the highest ranking entertainer at number 69 with Madonna (#121), Bob Dylan (#130) and John Lennon (#162) trailing behind.
- 250 million or more records. The Beatles. Elvis Presley. Michael Jackson. Elton John. Queen. Madonna. Led Zeppelin. Artist. Country. Period active. ...
- 200 million to 249 million records. Eminem. Mariah Carey. Taylor Swift. Beyoncé Whitney Houston. Eagles. Celine Dion. Artist. Country. Period active.
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.
Michael Jackson — $400 million. Elvis Presley — $40 million. Arnold Palmer — $35 million. Charles Schulz — $34 million.
A perennial best-seller that ultimately became The King's only diamond-certified album, Elvis' Christmas Album generally delivers the combination of fireplace intimacy and profound melancholy you want from the best holiday music, before getting a little gospel-heavy in the last third.
How much was Elvis worth at his peak?
Estate estimated net worth: US$400-500 million
But that wasn't the case back in the day. When he was found dead in 1977, his net worth was only US$5 million, which is worth about US$20 million in today's money.
- 5/11 Rick Peters — Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
- 4/11 Tyler Hilton — Walk The Line (2006)
- 3/11 Peter Dobson — Protecting The King (2007)
- 2/11 Michael Shannon — Elvis & Nixon (2016)
- 1/11 Austin Butler — Elvis (2022)
The co-best men were Marty Lacker and Joe Esposito, two members of the Memphis Mafia, Elvis's ever-present entourage, and the maid of honor was Priscilla's sister Michelle Beaulieu. Elvis reportedly requested that the word “obey” be removed from their otherwise traditional marriage vows.
The musician Elvis Presley was a big fan of Captain Marvel Jr., and styled his trademark haircut after that of the comic book character and some of Elvis's stage outfits (with a half-cape similar to those worn by the Marvels) and his TCB logo (with a Marvel-esque lightning bolt insignia) also show inspiration from ...
In the upcoming ITV show Priscilla Presley reveals details of her relationship not only with Elvis but also his music, “I'm really quite shy about sharing some of those moments I had with him.” One of Priscilla's favourite tracks is 'Love Me Tender' which Elvis performed on the Ed Sullivan show in 1956.
User reviews1. Documentary has Joe Esposito, Elvis' best friend apparently, telling various stories from their first meeting while they were in the Army up until the day The King died.
And while Elvis wasn't a songwriter per se, he did co-write a few songs in his career including 'That's Someone You Never Forget' and the haunting 'You'll Be Gone'.
Elvis Presley had eleven number-ones throughout the decade. "It's Now or Never" was the best-selling single of 1960 and spent an unsurpassed (but equalled) eight weeks at number one during the 1960s. Cliff Richard achieved seven of his number-one singles during the 1960s.
To go with his 14 #1s, he had 7 #2s. Let's take a second look at the Elvis records that came in second.
• Beatles lead Elvis in #1 records
As to be expected, due to his far greater number of total chart entries, Elvis has the advantage over The Beatles in most performance categories. Presley placed 102 titles in Billboard's top 40, while The Beatles had 50 entries that made it that far up the chart.