He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials, and knew great acclaim through his many, often record-breaking, live concert performances on tour and in Las Vegas. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 149 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist. Among his many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at age 36, and his being named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. Without any of the special privileges his celebrity status might have afforded him, he honourably served his country in the U.S. Army.
talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humour endeared him
to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated
throughout his life. Known the world over by his first name, he is
regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century
popular culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August