Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Thought to be one of the important cultural icons of the 20th century, he’s sometimes called the “King of Rock and Roll”, or just “the King”. Presley is without doubt one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially profitable in lots of genres, together with pop, blues and gospel, he is without doubt one of the best-selling solo artists within the historical past of recorded music, with estimated file gross sales of round 600 million items worldwide. He gained three Grammys, additionally receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into a number of music halls of fame.