Presentation on theme: "Elvis Presley is the best selling solo artist In U.S. History Elvis charted more songs on Billboard's Hot 100 than any other artist. (149) Elvis spent."— Presentation transcript:
Elvis Presley is the best selling solo artist In U.S. History Elvis charted more songs on Billboard's Hot 100 than any other artist. (149) Elvis spent more weeks at the top of the charts than any other artist. (80) Elvis had the greatest number of consecutive #1 hits. (10) According to the RIAA: Elvis has the most Platinum singles (27)
Total Weeks On Chart = 1,278 –This is a record, NO act has had more weeks on the chart. Number Ones = 15 –This tops the list of "Most number Ones by any act", with the Rolling Stones 5 albums behind them in 2nd place. Total Weeks At Number One = 175 –A clear record, with no-one else coming anywhere near this total. Most weeks at Number 1 in one year = 40 –This was in 1964, in 1963 they were number one for 34 weeks, and 1967 for 26 weeks. The record is by "South Pacific", which managed the whole of 1959 at number one (all 52 weeks). Most number 1 albums in one year = 3
Elvis is second only to the Beatles in total of #1 hits. (18) Elvis is #2 for overall album sales (117.5 million) (The Beatles sold 166.5 million; Led Zepplin, 106 million) Elvis has the most Multi-Plaintum albums (25) (The Beatles have 24; Led Zepplin and Barbra Streisand have 13) Elvis has more Platinum albums than any other artist (55) (The Beatles have 37; Barbra Streisand has 30) Elvis has more Gold albums than any other artist (97) (Barbra Streisand has 51; The Beatles have 42)
At one time Hank had 5 of the top 12 Pop Songs! During his 29 year lifetime, hank recorded 129 songs. Hank's stardom lasted less than 4 years (1949-Jan 1953) One of the first of 3 people to be inducted to the Country Hall of Fame Hank made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, 1949. He sang his hit song, "Lovesick Blues" which had sold over 3 million copies. He received a standing ovation and six encores. Red Foley had to literally plead with the audience to let the show continue!