- Had an identical twin, Jesse, who was stillborn.
- Worked as a truck driver after high school, making $35 a week.
- Spent $4 to make an amateur recording at Sun Studios in 1953 as a belated birthday present for his mother. Sun's secretary later played the songs for Sam Phillips, who signed Elvis to a contract in 1954.
- Contract was sold to RCA Victor in 1955. His first RCA hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," shot to No. 1 on the charts and stayed there for eight weeks.
- Popularly known as one of the pioneers of rockabilly, an up-tempo style of music blending country and blues.
- Was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958 and served for two years; earned the rank of sergeant.
- Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
- Holds Billboard records for most Top 40 hits and most cumulative weeks at No. 1.
- 1967, Grammy — Best Sacred Performance: Winner
- 1974, Grammy — Best Inspirational Performance (Non-Classical): Winner
- 1972, Grammy — Best Inspirational Performance: Winner
- Davada Stanley Presley — Stepmother
- Bill Stanley — Stepbrother
- Gladys Love Presley — Mother
- Lisa Marie Presley — Daughter
- Jesse Garon Presley — Brother
- Priscilla Presley — Ex-wife
- Vernon Elvis Presley — Father
- Linda Thompson — Ex-significant Other
- Anita Wood — Ex-significant Other
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