Two legends, and two kings. Michael Jackson, King of Pop and Elvis Presley King of Rock and Roll.
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Hè is not king of pop,Michael who?mm i can’t remember him,Elvis is THE greatest of all times,almost 35 years death and sold more records today than a Adèle or an Jackson more than 100.000 people come to Graceland on aug 16 2012..wordwide sold Elvis over à 2Billion records,more than Anny orhe singer or band.He was THE world first popstar.THE king of rock n roll THE Artist of THE century.He is the first dead singer goed on tour with Elvis in concert With his original bandmembers hè performd (1998-2012) in sold out arena’s world wide.Aloha from Hawaii concert 1973 via sattelite ,was the best concert ever on earth(1.5billion people can’t be Wrong) Elvis was THE king of THE world
List of records by THE King of music
record most album sales world wide ( 2billion) Most 1hits wordwide (51) Most gold,platinum,multiplatnium over 150 each Aloha from Hawaii most historical concert of all times First singer sold out Madison square garden in 4times THE list of record is long (elvis.com) and you know Elvis is THE Real King of Pop
THE BEST SINGER & DANCER & COMPOSER OF ALL TIMES!!
THE WORLD GREATEST!!!
R.I.P. KING OF MUSIC MICHAEL JACKSON
Michael Jackson is the BEST and it is a fact!! MJ was a pionner in ALL musical aspect ( dancer, singer, choregraph..) he MADE MTV and video clip. he made the popular music. don’t forget that without michael there wouldn’t be all artist of today!! he MADE them!! and, talking about Elvis, well i just see him as a joke when it comes to compare them . because, well first NO ONE should be compared to Michael Jackson because no one had this huge impact on the whole whorld as michael had , let me telle you MJ is famous by 99% of people!!!!!! do you know only one person who has such fame ? he’s the only one! Elvis, is only famous for being a white man who sang black music!!! it is all about facts and racism and his legend was unfortunately built on ths concept and i don’t blame him because it’s not his fault ya know? but please, Michael broke all racism concept, he fough to be the one he fought to be accepted by white people and opened all door proving that we are all the same, even we are black or white. mmichael is the most loved person in the world, and I DONT TALK ABOUT ALL HIS HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS (known as the biggest humanitarian man in the whole world ) so don’t be so hypocrit and accept that michael is on a total other level and CAN T even BE COMPARED to any other artist. he was is and still be the BEST the biggest , THE REAL LEGEND. and, you have seen nothing yet !!!;) keep watchin’ …
michael jackson is the king NO DOUPT !! not ever fair to comprare ur kidding ..THE KING MJ he is dancer singer everything way way way way more populer than thiS fat caw elvis .. we hate u caw elvis i bet u fall on stage couse u so fat hhhh
MICHAEL JACKSON OF COURSE THE KING OF KINGS .. ELVIS NOTHING TO COMPRARE WITH THE KING MJ .. BY GUINNIESS WORLD RECORD MJ THE MOST SUCCSFUL EVER SO NO CHANCE HERE ELVIS U DEAD .. THE KING MJ ALIVE FOREVER IN MIRCALS
is the greatest …MJ has stand up all peoples in the world with his songs …
Michael Jackson wrote billy jean. Nuff said.
Michael Jackson king of pop. He’s not “THE KING” like Elvis, but he is only king of pop or more better “GOD of POP”. He best solo artists of all time. Maybe he don’t sell more records than elvis. MJ dance and sing or elvis jus stand and sing. Mj voice way better then “The King”. My top 3 Music artists of all time 1) Michael Jackson – King of pop. 2) The Beatles 3) Elvis Presley – “THE KING”. Dear Elvis Presley fans you say: Michael Jackson – pedofile. I say MJ wasn’t and Elvis was to fat to dance.
jason mraz. duh
Elvis singing voice sounds so monotonous! He might be big during his time (because there were not a lot to choose from). Marketing, promoting, etc. just made him THAT big. Plus he made movies. But MJ’s style and over-all package is just UNBEATABLE!!! His talent is something NOBODY has NEVER surpassed!!! Not even Elvis!
Thriller, Moonwalk,music videos,world tours, charity,child star.
Michael Jackson has the biggest albums of all time,broke racial barriers, and basically invented the modern music video. Take that, Elvis.
I’d have to go with alot of the comments I just read. they all make sense. I love you,Mj!!!!!
MJ has had the greatest global impact on a greatest number of generations than any other artist
You might want to research on this —- Elvis voice only had a 2 octave range and MJ had 4 octaves. Michael Jackson’s voice was very flexible, unlike Elvis’. MJ could go really high, high, low, etc… He did soul, pop, disco, rock, powerful ballads, etc. etc.
Elvis rocked the USA but Michael Jackson rocked (and will always rock ) the WORLD!!!!!!!
Best Singers of All Time count down of the the top 50 most influential singers of all time. no. 1 = MICHAEL JACKSON!!!
MJ is the MOST famous person on earth!
VH1 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
100 Alicia Keys
99 Hall & Oates 98 Depeche Mode 97 Pretenders 96 Journey 95 OutKast 94 Mariah Carey 93 Pearl Jam 92 LL Cool J 91 Green Day 90 Elvis Costello 89 Beastie Boys 88 Bee Gees 87 George Michael 86 N.W.A. 85 The Band 84 Curtis Mayfield 83 Earth, Wind and Fire 82 Steely Dan 81 ABBA 80 Mary J. Blige 79 Eminem 78 Judas Priest 77 Lynyrd Skynyrd 76 Run-D.M.C. 75 Rush 74 The Cure 73 Van Morrison 72 Janis Joplin 71 R.E.M. 70 Def Leppard 69 Tupac Shakur 68 Otis Redding 67 Coldplay 66 Justin Timberlake 65 The Doors 64 Talking Heads 63 Notorious B.I.G. 62 Genesis 61 Cream 60 Whitney Houston 59 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 58 Cheap Trick 57 Iggy & The Stooges 56 KISS 55 Peter Gabriel 54 Public Enemy 53 Little Richard 52 Beyoncé 51 Billy Joel 50 Sade 49 Parliament-Funkadelic 48 Rage Against The Machine 47 Jay-Z 46 Ramones 45 Al Green 44 Joni Mitchell 43 Ray Charles 42 Metallica 41 Van Halen 40 The Police 39 The Kinks 38 Sly & The Family Stone 37 Fleetwood Mac 36 Paul McCartney 35 Johnny Cash 34 Tina Turner 33 Guns N’ Roses 32 Black Sabbath 31 John Lennon 30 Aerosmith 29 Radiohead 28 Elton John 27 Aretha Franklin 26 Neil Young 25 Chuck Berry 24 The Velvet Underground 23 AC/DC 22 The Clash 21 Bruce Springsteen 20 Marvin Gaye 19 U2 18 Pink Floyd 17 Queen 16 Madonna 15 The Beach Boys 14 Nirvana 13 The Who 12 David Bowie 11 Bob Marley 10 Stevie Wonder 09 James Brown 08 Elvis Presley 07 Prince 06 Jimi Hendrix 05 Bob Dylan 04 Rolling Stones 03 Led Zeppelin 02 Michael Jackson 01 The Beatles
BUT remember that BEATLES is a GROUP! So, MJ is the BEST SOLO SINGER of all time!
VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists Of Rock & Roll 100 Alicia Keys 99 Hall & Oates 98 Depeche Mode 97 Pretenders 96 Journey 95 OutKast 94 Mariah Carey 93 Pearl Jam 92 LL Cool J 91 Green Day 90 Elvis Costello 89 Beastie Boys 88 Bee Gees 87 George Michael 86 N.W.A. 85 The Band 84 Curtis Mayfield 83 Earth, Wind and Fire 82 Steely Dan 81 ABBA 80 Mary J. Blige 79 Eminem 78 Judas Priest 77 Lynyrd Skynyrd 76 Run-D.M.C. 75 Rush 74 The Cure 73 Van Morrison 72 Janis Joplin 71 R.E.M. 70 Def Leppard 69 Tupac Shakur 68 Otis Redding 67 Coldplay 66 Justin Timberlake 65 The Doors 64 Talking Heads 63 Notorious B.I.G. 62 Genesis 61 Cream 60 Whitney Houston 59 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 58 Cheap Trick 57 Iggy & The Stooges 56 KISS 55 Peter Gabriel 54 Public Enemy 53 Little Richard 52 Beyoncé 51 Billy Joel 50 Sade 49 Parliament-Funkadelic 48 Rage Against The Machine 47 Jay-Z 46 Ramones 45 Al Green 44 Joni Mitchell 43 Ray Charles 42 Metallica 41 Van Halen 40 The Police 39 The Kinks 38 Sly & The Family Stone 37 Fleetwood Mac 36 Paul McCartney 35 Johnny Cash 34 Tina Turner 33 Guns N’ Roses 32 Black Sabbath 31 John Lennon 30 Aerosmith 29 Radiohead 28 Elton John 27 Aretha Franklin 26 Neil Young 25 Chuck Berry 24 The Velvet Underground 23 AC/DC 22 The Clash 21 Bruce Springsteen 20 Marvin Gaye 19 U2 18 Pink Floyd 17 Queen 16 Madonna 15 The Beach Boys 14 Nirvana 13 The Who 12 David Bowie 11 Bob Marley 10 Stevie Wonder 09 James Brown 08 Elvis Presley 07 Prince 06 Jimi Hendrix 05 Bob Dylan 04 Rolling Stones 03 Led Zeppelin 02 Michael Jackson 01 The Beatles
Because Michael Jackson CROSSES BORDERS – he is loved in ALL continents. Elvis’ majority of fans were or are female Caucasians with a select age group. Michael Jackson’s fans are composed of ALL races, ALL genders, ALL age groups – young and older children, teenagers, young adults, older adults, oldies, etc. etc….! There was and never will there be another MJ!!!! I’m from a developing country in Asia – MJ is so well loved out here!!!!! My mom told me that during her younger years, Elvis did NOT have much impact in this part of the planet. If there were any Elvis fans, it was usually the teenage GIRLS only. My mom is in her 60′s and she adores MJ!
He acquired ATV and has an energy drink called Mystery which he sold during the HIStory Tour He sold best selling albums and included in the guiness book of records he also owned a record company called MJJ productions His Tours are the best Elvis will never matched this success ever
Because he has more fans and better music
MJ is the KING OF ENTERTAINMENT, the KING of MUSIC. He crosses borders, he is well loved in ALL continents, people of ALL ages, male and female
His fan base is from 1-100 years of age, BOTH male and female, ALL races. Not just mostly WHITE and FEMALES, aged between 18-40
MJ’s voice can reach the highest of notes, it can stretch! How about Elvis’????
Guinness Book of World Records recognizes MJ as the “Most Famous Man on Earth” and the “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”
Michael Jackson cold play the piano and the guitar. But how could he play these instrumnets while doing his awesome and goose-bumping moves?
Can Elvis beatbox like MJ?
UNIVERSAL APPEAL – that’s what MJ has that Elvis doesn’t
Here in Asia, some people would say “Elvis- who?”
MJ is he MOST famous man on earth
Michael Jackson’s presence is smagical!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Jackson has magic and charisma that no artist can beat. His voice is much much netter than Elvis’ monotonic voice. Elvis can hardly reach high notes.
Elvis’ popularity was selective – popular in the US and key European countries. but Michael Jackson – he’s famous ALL OVER THE WORLD. Even in the most remote Asian province.
best tour, best album , most no.1 hits, most sucessful musician in terms of business, top earning dead celebrities, innovated high quality music videos, innovated new dance moves such as the moonwalk and etc, innovated new outfits and many more
Crossover appeal! Universal
even though michaeal is talented im doing a report in elvis
I Love You Michael Joseph Jackson So Much
I Love Michael Jackson I Am A Big Fan Of Michael Jackson
I Like Michael Jackson I Am A Big Fan
He Is My B.F.F
Michael Jackson was a *Phenomenal singer, songwriter, dancer, innovator and humanitarian. The only entertainer, past/present, that literally had fans from the ages of 3 to 83…constant stream of male as well as female fans, fainting at his concerts…fans of all skin-tones, races, religions, backgrounds, cultures and so fourth; Honoured by two Presidents of the United States during his career.
released LESS than 10 albums lets start from a young man, (approx 21), to the last, (Invincible), and yet, had already became the most famous man on the planet. The *Most Decorated Artist* in the history of music, and officially titled, *The Most Successful Entertainer of All Time*
He has also been named as the artist of “the Decade”, “Generation”, and “Century” and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
Too many list achievements/awards, (to post here). As many in the music industry have said… Michael Jackson was the ultimate entertainer – the complete package – artistically multi-talented and with such a magical aura about him.
Everyone knew his name – From toddlers to the old…his influence was phenomenal …he was the “Most Famous Person on the Planet”!! Like The Guinness Book of World Records says: “The Most Successful Entertainer of All Time” … Michael Jackson, aka, MJ, Mike, The King of Pop’ / ‘The King of Pop, Rock & Soul’.
michael beloved by the world just like jesus michael the GOD OF MUSIC RIP ARCANGEL.
rsume of michael singer dancer songwriter winer of several award humanitarian producer arranger choreographer autor actor businesman
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Michael Jackson is the KING.He can sing and dance (BEST EVER AT IT).And Elvis is crap he cant sing or dance. MICHAEL JACKSON WINS!
1.MJ has only 11 albums but as sold 890 million records at an average of 80.91 million.Wheras elvis has 77 albums and has sold 2 billion records at an avergae of 25.97 million.MJ was awarded as the artist of the century nor elvis.MJ was a complete package he could dance,sing,write songs compose music and choreograph, elvis could only sing and rarely dance.MJ has won 378 awards,more than any other artist.Elvis was only popular in west but MJ in the whole world.MJ’s music capture everybody,young and old.His music broke caste barriers.He redefined the possibilities of physical expression.Has 8 guiness world records.Had supported 39 charities and donated over 300 million dollars(the most by any celeb).Influenced millions of artist.Won the most memorable artist of the century award.Fred Astaire reffered him as the ‘GREATEST DANCER OF THE CENTURY’.He is the most loved and most popular person of all time.His career spanned for almost 4 decade ,it mean he was performing for almost whole of his life from the birth to death.
Elvis was great but MJ IS THE GREATEST
Speculate to break the one you hate Circulate the lie you confiscate Assassinate and mutilate As the hounding media in hysteria Who’s the next for you to resurrect JFK exposed the CIA Truth be told the grassy knoll As the blackmail story in all your glory
It’s slander You say it’s not a sword But with your pen you torture men You’d crucify the Lord And you don’t have to read it, read it And you don’t have to eat it, eat it To buy it is to feed it, feed it So why do we keep foolin’ ourselves
Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual Though everybody wants to read all about it Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual, actual They say he’s homosexual
In the hood Frame him if you could Shoot to kill To blame him if you will If he dies sympathize Such false witnesses Damn self righteousness In the black Stab me in the back In the face To lie and shame the race Heroine and Marilyn As the headline stories of All your glory
It’s slander With the words you use You’re a parasite in black and white Do anything for news And you don’t go and buy it, buy it And they won’t glorify it, ‘fy it To read it sanctifies it, ‘fies it Then why do we keep foolin’ ourselves Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual Everybody wants to read all about it Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual See, but everybody wants to believe all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual See, but everybody wants to believe all about it Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual, actual She’s blonde and she’s bisexual
Scandal With the words you use You’re a parasite in black and white Do anything for news And you don’t go and buy it, buy it And they won’t glorify it, ‘fy it To read it sanctifies it, ‘fies it Why do we keep foolin’ ourselves Slander You say it’s not a sin But with your pen you torture men Then why do we keep foolin’ ourselves
Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual Though everybody wants to read all about it Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual See, but everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual Just because you read it in a magazine Or see it on the TV screen Don’t make it factual, actual You’re so damn disrespectable
Michael Jackson forever..
Because he is the most beloved, successfuk, and talented artis ever!! Hands down!!
MJ is alive!!!
He f*cked Elvis’ little girl as oposse to all raping Elvis and his “entourage” did to black music…KARMA is a bitch ain’t it????
When u release more than 150 albums and gross only a billion…..and when u release only ten albums and gross 800 million,…..then i guess u know who’s better…if ur a person who sayz quantity is better than quality than thats a different story…MJ is better than elvis!
Michael actually worked hard to be the great entertainer that he was, all elvis had to do was be a white guy that sounds like a black guy and the white peole liked him even though the songs he was singing belonged to blacks. MJ is the best of all times
mj was in modern era but elvis was in old during mj time media was high and still is but media was not during elvis time mj has done concerts all over the world and elvs only in america mj s style is so popular and he was the first superstar who began the process of branding he is a comlete entertainer
cause he could sing AND dance
michael jackson can *heeeeheeee* and shamone!!
Elvis took the rock music from black people so how was he the creator of it ?he just popularized it?
i prefer michael jackson cuz hes got the better voice and the better dance moves elvis presley mostly just wiggled his hips so michael jackson is the best by far and michael jackson is the king of music not pop music
MJ was the one who receieved American Music awards artist of the century.Wasn’t Beatles or Elvis. It was MJ. MJ was the one who won the Artist of the millennium. Not Beatles or Elvis. MJ was the one to be chosen as The most successful entertainer of all time by The Guinness World Record. It wasn’t Beatles or Elvis.
Elvis and Beatles fans, Face it. What more can you say? He IS simply the BEST!
Not only he was a great artist, he was a humanitarian too! And he was not a pedophile! Stop believing all the shit that tabloids say!
HE IS THE ULTIMATE!!!!!
elvis is wack mj on the hand was amazing he can sing he doanted money he had the looks and he inpirsed ppl he had more awards than any Artist today and these day nobody even cares about elvis and thats because mj is here ppl say mj was this and that even 1 makes mistakes
Elvis …is like an ant compared to mj …. mj was way to huge to hold .
Elvis….Elvis.. ummm ohh the actor dude..who sings in the moves he acts in? his rubbish!!!! how can he compare to mj
michael is an all timer and the king of POP. SO THEY ARE BOTH AWESOME AND A GREAT KING
he is the best
mj is the tru eking.about 99% pf worlds population knows him.he was the artist with the most entries in guiness book of world records.KING OF KING
Elvis was the first king of rock and roll and the first king of pop. Michael Jackson is the last king of rock and roll. Pop is the abbreviation of popular. JACKSON is the true king of pop, rock and soul(king of popular music, king of rock and roll and king of soul.
it was his pation, to sing out and have fun
Michael will Never beat the king of rock and roll. Never
Elvis ws ok. thts it. Mj on the other hand was the one n only. the greatest. no question.
michael jackson is the king of all music. elvis is overrated and counted on people to write his music
because he’s gifted all over… Singer..Dancer..Beatboxer..Choreographer…hehe RIP…THE KING
When both people were in their prime, Michael Jackson was soooo much better looking. More talented and won more awards than anyone.
Did Elvis write his own music???
One more thing, I really hate it when people say Elvis had more number one singles. Correction, Michael was a WORLDWIDE star and wrote music for different cultures etc. His songs reached number one around the world, not solely in america and therefore had over 40 number one singles (all different tracks and counting each one once as some went to number one in countries in different years) which blows Elvis away. Outside of america Elvis is not that popular.
MJ hands down. A talent that will never be competed with!!!!
Michael wrote his own music. Michael was the greatest dancer as described by Fred Astaire. Michael changed music video. Michael changed fashion and influenced alot of leading designers. Michael was the most charitable person ever. Michael played three instuments. Elvis one. Michael has the best selling album ever. Nothing of Elvis’s comes close. In fact add the bestselling beatles album and the best selling Elvis album and they don’t get close to Thriller. Michael was a WORLD star. Everywhere other than America, people can’t stand Elvis. Michael Jackson put black people in white peoples living rooms!!
Michael Jackson has to be the most talented person ever. Elvis was manufactured, he could have quite easily been some other old johnny off the street.
If not for Elvis, maybe Michael Jackson would never had existed.
becoz of all the songs that he has written and when u listen to them it just reflects him…and becoz of his extraordinary talent ,hardwork and kindness
American Music awards artist of the century (last hundred years), He beat out Elvis and the Beatles.
World Music awards (IFPI) He won the artist of the millennium (last thousand years) he beat out Elvis and Beatles.
Guinness book of world records gave the award of the most successful entertainer of all time based on his records and achievements. They didn’t give it to Elvis or Beatles.
Micheal made the robot and moonwalk world famous dances. He changed music videos from a promotional tool to an art form with the release of thriller.
He Touched people of every race color and religion like no other artiste before or after. Elvis and the Beatles had touched people but it was most in north America and the UK but Micheal appeal was worldwide.
Micheal was not a president like Ronald Reagan or royalty like princess Diana but the world stopped to view his funeral just like it did for them a worldwide audience of 3.2 billion via TV and online streaming.
10 albums 750 miions copies.
another 30 million since he died.
thats just a few reasons.
MJ KING AND GOD OF MUSIC
come on man talent wise mj is wayy telanted..but when it come to fame is propably a tie
MJ is my idol He is just cool people on the right side you see who people like the best and that is MJ THE ONE AND ONLY KING!!!!
Firstly I am a true lover of all music, and a huge MJ fan, but I am also a realist when it comes down to the facts, and I would have to say that MJ overshadows Elvis in almost all aspects of music credibility. Let’s look at the facts. Let’s first remember that Elvis came out at a time when America never had a true Caucasian rock and roll singer, as all other Rock n Roll artist at that time were black. So all the white teens that were craving to listen to rock and roll didn’t, or couldn’t because they were afraid of being ridiculed. Remember America was still a very racist country in the 50′s and 60′s, and prior musician artists such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard, who were both pioneers of Rock n Roll music couldn’t get their music played on commercial radio stations because they were black. Granted, Elvis did help pave the way for America to start embracing the talents of these and many other black artists, but it was these other artists that pioneered the music that Elvis sang. It was only when at last Elvis came out, that America slowly started to appreciate and embrace Rock n roll music. Elvis was a great singer with a brilliant voice, but had the hard work done for him, as writers all over the world scrambled to get their music turned into hits. Elvis had been credited as a co-writer of many songs thanks to the heavy handed tactics of Colonel Parker, who insisted he be credited otherwise their songs would not be sung by him. All in all Elvis did have an easy ride into his pedestal as the ‘King of Rock n Roll’, a claim that should have really included Chuck Berry, and Little Richard as well, which begs the question, had Elvis been another black man, would we even be talking about him now? Michael Jackson, on the other hand was the major pioneer of music television, and wrote, produced and arranged the vast majority of his music, he is even one of the very rare artists to have his name inducted into rock n roll music’s Hall of Fame twice, (once as a member of the Jackson Five/ Jacksons, and the other o his own). He is also one of the few artists inducted into the songwriters Hall of Fame. He was also far more popular on a global scale and broke far more records in the music industry than Elvis did. Here are just a few.
First artist to have 4 top ten hits from one Album, with Off the Wall. Only artist to have seven top ten hits from one album with Thriller Only artist to have five number one songs from one album with Bad. Only artist to have seven top ten hits from one album with Dangerous.
However to compare who was bigger at their time is unfair, as Michael had the technology of music video behind him, and I guess MJ’s voice flails when compared to Elvis. But as a musician, entertainer, and artist, Elvis shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Jackson.
In the Guiness Book of Records as the most successful entertainer of all time. He has won more awards than any other artist. He is globally loved and considered King. He has touched millions of people with his generousity and humanitarian efforts. Most importantly, he was a genius entertainer, composing, writing, singing, dancing, and performing like no one else could. He has influenced every pop star that has come after him. When Michael Jackson went into his “frenzy state” on stage, he took everyone with him. It was the ultimate experience! LOng Live the King!
Michael Jackson was famous and popular in MOST of the countries of the world. The kind of universal and mass appeal he had could only be dreamed of by people like Elvis Presley and the Beatles. It’s so shallow for people to forget that MJ was an INTERNATIONAL star, not just an American star.
coz he is the most talented person ever walked on this earth…
I could list like 20 songs of Michael Jackson, and just suspicious minds of elvis xD, that’s enough
he will always be king he was known by all races not just black people im black and ummm my grandparents probably wasnt jamming to elvis like that i am a huge mj fan and i have seen his impact on the world so the king of kings is Michael Jackson
In the “Bad World Tour”, Michael Jackson invited underprivileged children to watch for free, and gave donations to hospitals, orphanages, and other charities.
All profits made from the “Dangerous World Tour” were donated to various charities including the “Heal The World Foundation”.
As well as donating and raising millions of dollars for benefits and his own charity, Jackson supported a further 39 charities.
Michael Jackson’s other achievements include 13 Guinness World Records including one for “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”,19 Grammy Awards, 22 American Music Awards, 12 World Music Awards and the sale of over 750 million units worldwide.Winning numerous awards for his humanitarian endeavors, the singer has been honoured by two Presidents of the United States (Ronald Reagan & George H. W. Bush). He has also been named as the artist of “the Decade”, “Generation”, and “Century” and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.He became one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
Michael Jackson has recieved 197 major awards,no other singer in history has won more awards than Michael Jackson.
Because of the joy his music brings
michael jackson king of entertainment
Micheal he holds guiness book of records for the most successful entertainer of all time. He was the ultimate entertainer.
elvis? who was elvis? I do not remember him, jacko is the only one King of the Kings.
Billy Jean, asap
One of the problems with this debate is MJ fans dont know the true cultural importance of ELVIS because they are mostly young media conditioned people who make bold over the top statements about MJ that are just their own opinions dressed up as fact. Thats why they make such sweeping statements like ELVIS couldn’t sing when everyone who knows anything about ELVIS will tell you that his diction, gramma and timing was second to none. MJ fans love doing their maths about record sales and downloads and awards and more people loved MJ and bla bla bla, but when you look at the real figures in their correct context you will see that MJ does not even come close to what ELVIS achieved. In the first week after MJ death his record sales were just over half million. Impressive yes! however, in the week after ELVIS death sales were over ten million. And that was in 1977. MJ was great, but MJ fans are living in a media conditions celebrity hype world. ELVIS had 250,000 fans flock to his home 35 years after his death to pay their respects to him. All you MJ fans have to do is take your media conditioned classes off to know that this won’t happen to MJ even 10 years from now. ELVIS doesn’t just win this debate, he wins it easily. ELVIS PRESLEY is the biggest superstar ever.
elvis was bigger in the 50s than jackson in the 80s. we always hear “they were bigger than ELVIS” elvis is the yardstick by which greatness is measured. when you look at the true facts, ELVS is way out in front of jackson.
Elvis has over a billion album sales, 107 pop rock top 40 hits, 40 top 40 country hits. Most weeks at number 1 by a mAle artist. Besides mj was a. Sissy
He is the greatest all over the world!
ELVIS sings Country, Gospel, Rock´n´Roll, Swing, Blues…….! Jackson sings Pop.
Ohne ELVIS hätte es nie einen Meikl Jacksoon gegeben! DAS IST SICHER !
Viva Las Vegas
Patch It Up
Polk Salad Annie
IN TH GHETTO
Return To Sender
Don´t Be Cruel
That´s The Way It Is !!!
ELVIS THE KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE ELVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Voice is Wonderful…. The Man Is The King!
elvis is the only king for all time
elvis is the king of kings
The greatest voice ever recorded, no one comes close to the only “King” in music. All others are pretenders to the throne.
Elvis is in more halls of fame than any other artist.. and more artists name him as an inspiration that Michael…
Elvis is a true original! All that have followed have been pathetic imitators..
Elvis is synonymous with Rock & Roll…he revolutionized the genre! Michael just fucked what little dignity pop music had left..
Elvis! No doubt…even MJ had to bow down to the awesomeness that was Elvis. No last name necessary…! People are all over Michael Jackson because of his recent passing but Elvis has long been gone but not forgotten. PLus Elvis wasn’t a kidie rapist-just say’n….
Why? for sure elvis coz elvis did wot can other cannt do it in short period , he created new sounds,he wasnt like mj travelled every whrer to be a femous , he stayed in americ and he became femous withou travelling, his new style , the begging of his life was foucsing on rock then he sang all type of music and was perfect and better than other and reagarding mj he is only dancer but his voice not that much from saudiarabia
Elvis is the real king because he is the only artist that has survived through the years e through all the changes in music along the years. We can still hear something about him today!
how did elvis become the king of rock and roll
Simply rhe king
JAPAN LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON
elvis the king that write no songs king of nothing
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elvis was the king but then came michaelthe great king of music writer dancer compcer to much talent he can not be compare whit only a singer
Because Elvis isn’t commercial , the his songs are only his ,whithout the help of other artists,because his voice is better and because his music is true and isn’t only appearance
Elvis is the root too all of the pop and rock n roll music,and he was much better then mj and he had more chicks then mj,besides elvis was more hotter then mj.mj dosent look like an humman
antes de que alguien hiciera algo Elvis lo hizo todo. VIVA ELVIS EL UNICO REY DE LOS TIEMPOS
Elvis presley shits all over that ugly pedophile freak, wacko jacko.
Without Elvis, Micheal Jackson wouldn’t even be known! Elvis made music what it is today !
Elvis is way ahead. Nobody comes close, not even M.J.
this is too easy….
The first with the mostes
1.Q magazine’s Top 10 Greatest Voices Of All Time
10. Jeff Buckley 09. Mick Jagger 08. Robert Plant 07. Kurt Cobain 06. Marvin Gaye 05. John Lennon 04. Otis Redding 03. Frank Sinatra 02. Aretha Franklin 01. Elvis Presley
There was no michael jackson. The TRUE KING ELVIS PRESLEY was at no. 1
2.Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
1 | Aretha Franklin
2 | Ray Charles
3 | Elvis Presley
4 | Sam Cooke
5 | John Lennon
6 | Marvin Gaye
7 | Bob Dylan
8 | Otis Redding
9 | Stevie Wonder
10 | James Brown
11 | Paul McCartney
12 | Little Richard
13 | Roy Orbison
14 | Al Green
15 | Robert Plant
16 | Mick Jagger
17 | Tina Turner
18 | Freddie Mercury
19 | Bob Marley
20 | Smokey Robinson
21 | Johnny Cash
22 | Etta James
23 | David Bowie
24 | Van Morrison
25 | Michael Jackson
26 | Jackie Wilson
27 | Hank Williams
28 | Janis Joplin
29 | Nina Simone
30 | Prince
31 | Howlin’ Wolf
32 | Bono
33 | Steve Winwood
34 | Whitney Houston
35 | Dusty Springfield
36 | Bruce Springsteen
37 | Neil Young
38 | Elton John
39 | Jeff Buckley
40 | Curtis Mayfield
41 | Chuck Berry
42 | Joni Mitchell
43 | George Jones
44 | Bobby “Blue” Bland
45 | Kurt Cobain
46 | Patsy Cline
47 | Jim Morrison
48 | Buddy Holly
49 | Donny Hathaway
50 | Bonnie Raitt
51 | Gladys Knight
52 | Brian Wilson
53 | Muddy Waters
54 | Luther Vandross
55 | Paul Rodgers
56 | Mavis Staples
57 | Eric Burdon
58 | Christina Aguilera
59 | Rod Stewart
60 | Björk
61 | Roger Daltrey
62 | Lou Reed
63 | Dion
64 | Axl Rose
65 | David Ruffin
66 | Thom Yorke
67 | Jerry Lee Lewis
68 | Wilson Pickett
69 | Ronnie Spector
70 | Gregg Allman
71 | Toots HIbbert
72 | John Fogerty
73 | Dolly Parton
74 | James Taylor
75 | Iggy Pop
76 | Steve Perry
77 | Merle Haggard
78 | Sly Stone
79 | Mariah Carey
80 | Frankie Valli
81 | John Lee Hooker
82 | Tom Waits
83 | Patti Smith
84 | Darlene Love
85 | Sam Moore
86 | Art Garfunkel
87 | Don Henley
88 | Willie Nelson
89 | Solomon Burke
90 | The Everly Brothers
91 | Levon Helm
92 | Morrissey
93 | Annie Lennox
94 | Karen Carpenter
95 | Patti LaBelle
96 | B.B. King
97 | Joe Cocker
98 | Stevie Nicks
99 | Steven Tyler
100 | Mary J. Blige
The true KING ELVIS PRESLEY is at no. 3. ELVIS ranks higher than michael jackson who is at no.25
According to Steve Brown’s book, Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel, Elvis gave a concert and, at its conclusion, a woman came forward with a crown restling on a plush pillow. She lifted the crown to Elvis and shouted, “You’re the King!” “No, honey,” he said, “I’m not the King. Christ is the King. I’m just a singer.”
This is the true idol,[ELVIS PRESLEY] very humble unlike michael who was a self proclaimed king of pop.
===JACKO CHARITY SCAM==== Tax records in the US and UK showed Jacko’s HEAL THE WORLD Foundation and charity Earth Care FAILED to make ANY charitable donations. Court records from 2000 also revealed that Jackson was also CHARGED for two charity concerts he put on in 1999 in Seoul and Munich as well as grabbing a $1 million co-executive-producer fee.
===MICHAEL JACKSON TAKES CASH FOR AUTOGRAPHS=== (Rebus/Times)=== Cash-strapped Michael Jackson is making his Japanese fans pay £3500 for an autograph and 30 seconds in his company. Billed the “VIP” party, some columnists have said it is nothing but a cynical ploy from Jacko to scam his fans for large amounts of money in as short a time as possible. Jackson, 48, is not obligated to perform at either event, and promoters would not say how much he would be paid.
===JACKO INSULTS FANS IN JAPAN=== (AP) MARCH 8 2007- Fallen Pop superstar Michael Jackson angered fans in Japan this week by charging them money for autographs. At the VIP party, guests paying $3,500 will get to mingle with Jackson and spend 30 seconds to one minute each of exclusive face time with him. Jackson futher upset the fans by refusing to perform for them.
More will come if you people on the leftside don’t agree that ELVIS is bigger than michael in terms of contribution in music, the magnetism, the magnitude that ELVIS created and his influence and popularity.
Michael Jackson Put ‘Curse’ on Spielberg-Magazine Reuters ^ Posted on Mon Mar 03 2003 22:54:03 GMT-0700 (US Mountain Standard Time) by per loin
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Embattled pop star Michael Jackson wears a prosthetic nose and once paid $150,000 for a “voodoo curse” to kill director Steven Spielberg despite being deep in debt, Vanity Fair magazine reported on Monday.
Vanity Fair, in an article for its March 11 edition, also reports that Jackson bleaches his skin white because [he does not like being black]. The 44-year-old singer sometimes [refers to black people as "spabooks,"] the magazine said
Jackson’s manager did not immediately return phone calls and a faxed request for comment on the article. Jackson’s London publicist could not be reached for comment.
The onetime King of Pop has been dogged by controversy for months, first over his odd appearance in a California courtroom last November. That same month, Jackson stunned fans in Berlin by briefly [dangling his young son from a hotel balcony.]
And in February a British television documentary that aired to blockbuster ratings both in England and the United States caused a stir when [Jackson told his interviewer that he slept in the same room, and sometimes the same bed, as young boys.]
Vanity Fair reported in the article that in 2000 Jackson attended a voodoo ritual in Switzerland where a witch doctor promised that Spielberg, music mogul David Geffen and 23 other people on the entertainer’s list of enemies would die.
Jackson, who underwent a “blood bath” as part of the ritual, then ordered his former business adviser Myung-Ho Lee to wire $150,000 to a bank in Mali for a voodoo chief named Baba, who sacrificed 42 cows for the ceremony, the magazine reported.
Vanity Fair reported that Jackson wears a page-boy wig and a prosthesis that serves as the tip of his nose. The magazine interviewed a source close to Jackson who said that, without the device Jackson resembles a mummy with two nostril holes.
According to the magazine, Jackson’s extravagant lifestyle and declining record sales have left him $240 million in debt.
The article, which relies in part on court filings in a $12 million lawsuit against Jackson by Lee, said that since the mid-1990s the reclusive entertainer has relied on a series of multimillion-dollar loans to cover his expenses.
In addition to the lawsuit by Lee, Jackson is also enmeshed in a $21 million court battle with German concert promoter Marcel Avram over canceled Millennium concerts and has been sued by Sotheby’s auction house for $1.6 million.
The magazine reported that Jackson must pay off the principal on a $200 million loan within a few years, which will be nearly impossible unless he sells his most valuable asset, the Beatles song catalog. He owns only half of the catalog while Sony Corp. owns the other half in an arrangement that might make selling his share difficult, Vanity Fair reported.
Jackson has also run up nearly $4 million per year in expenses from his Neverland Valley ranch in central California, where in April 2001 his amusement park equipment was nearly repossessed for late payments, the magazine said.
THIS IS YOUR IDOL MICHAEL JACKSON. That was he is. And you people at the left side saying that Elvis is only an ant compared to michael. Ha ha ha!!!
What???????? king and god of music?! FACT!!! all major tv appearances MIMed! #MOTOWN 25-mimed #SUPERBOWL-mimed #GRAMMY 88- mimed #HistorY TOUR- mimed Plus He was a proven rascist who called blacks “SPABOOks”. Even charged a fan $3,400 for a picture w/ him in Tokyo Japan!
Bill Wolfer clearly said Jacko can never play any instrument!!!!!! More recently William James Adam Jr. who worked in the studio with Jacko in 2006 said exactly the same thing- Michael cannot play any instruments at all. According to Wolfer’s own words, Jackson did not play any instruments himself… Can anyone of the people in the left side give a link in w/c you can prove that michael can play an instrument? Elvis can play guitar and piano. Watch Elvis’ 1968 comeback special and his playing an electric guitar there and his live rendition of unchained melody while playing a piano. Some people in the left side are liars. Stating that michael can play 3 instruments while elvis can play only one. Ha ha ha!!! Show us the proof/s that michael can play 3 instruments.
“A Presley picture is the only sure thing in Hollywood.” Hal Wallis Producer of nine of Elvis’ films. [Can that be said of michael jackson?]
“There is something magical about watching a man who has lost himself find his way back home…He sang with the kind of power people no longer expect from rock ‘n’ roll singers.” John Landau Review of Elvis, (1968 TV Special).
“It was the finest music of his life. If ever there was music that bleeds, this was it.” Greil Marcus From his book, Mystery Train, remembering the 1968 TV Special.
“There are several unbelievable things about Elvis, but the most incredible is his staying power in a world where meteoric careers fade like shooting stars.” Newsweek, August 11, 1969 Review of Elvis’ Las Vegas engagement.
“…a style and panache that come close to pure magic. Lithe, raunchy, the sweat pouring down his face, he now moves with the precision of an athlete, the grace of a dancer…flamboyant and flashy, sexy and self-mocking, he works with the instincts of a genius to give poetry to the basic rock performance.” W.A. Harbinson From his 1975 book, The Illustrated Elvis. A passage reflecting upon Elvis’ 1969 Vegas engagement.
“So what it boils down to was Elvis produced his own records. He came to the session, picked the songs, and if something in the arrangement was changed, he was the one to change it. Everything was worked out spontaneously. Nothing was really rehearsed. Many of the important decisions normally made previous to a recording session were made during the session. What it was was a look to the future. Today everybody makes records this way. Back then Elvis was the only one. He was the forerunner of everything that’s record production these days. Consciously or unconsciously, everyone imitated him. People started doing what Elvis did.” Bones Howe Recording Engineer As quoted in Jerry Hopkins’ 1971 book, Elvis, A Biography.
“A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis. ”Jackie Wilson [This quote disproved the claim by other people that elvis was a stealer of black man's music, and this is coming from a black man himself]
“You have no idea how great he is, really you don’t. You have no comprehension – it’s absolutely impossible. I can’t tell you why he’s so great, but he is. He’s sensational.” Phil Spector
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the 60’s comes from it.” Leonard Bernstein, 1960s.
“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.” Frank Sinatra, 1977
“Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique, irreplaceable. More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country.” President Jimmy Carter, 1977. His official statement following Elvis’ death.
“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.” Al Green
“…At Sun Studio in Memphis Elvis Presley called to life what would soon be known as rock and roll with a voice that bore strains of the Grand Ole Opry and Beale Street, of country and the blues. At that moment, he ensured – instinctively, unknowingly – that pop music would never again be as simple as black and white.” David Fricke Rolling Stone, 1986
“He was an instinctive actor…He was quite bright…he was very intelligent…He was not a punk. He was very elegant, sedate, and refined, and sophisticated.” Walter Matthau, who co-starred with Elvis in King Creole (1958). From a 1987 interview.
“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.” Bruce Springsteen
“…it was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody’s ear, and somehow we all dreamed it.” Bruce Springsteen
“When I first heard Elvis’ voice I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss…Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.” Bob Dylan
“A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records…Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis’ keep getting better and better.” Huey Lewis
“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps. ”Rod Stewart [Michael jackson included, what he has done in his career was already done by ELVIS PRESLEY][Put it another way, before michael had done anything ELVIS already done everything]
“He was a unique artist – an original in an area of imitators.” Mick Jagger
“Before Elvis, there was nothing.” John Lennon
“This boy had everything. He had the looks, the moves, the manager, and the talent. And he didn’t look like Mr. Ed like a lot of the rest of us did. In the way he looked, way he talked, way he acted – he really was different.” Carl Perkins
“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. Last time I saw him was at Graceland. We sang Old Blind Barnabus together, a gospel song. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There’ll never be another like that soul brother. James Brown
“He was the firstest with the mostest.” Roy Orbison
“That’s my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you’d see pictures all over of Elvis. He’s just the greatest entertainer that ever lived. And I think it’s because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into a room, Elvis Presley was in the f***ing room. I don’t give a f*** who was in the room with him, Bogart, Marilyn Monroe.” ”Eddie Murphy [Some people say that elvis was a rascist but why he was loved by eddie murphy,muhammad ali,james brown,jackie wilson,bb king to name a few?]
“He was ahead of his time because he had such deep feelings. He had the privilege of deep feelings because he was deeply loved by his mother, Gladys. He was able to appreciate profound beauty in sounds. And he started a musical revolution. They say all revolutions start from love.” Imelda Marcos
“It’s rare when an artist’s talent can touch an entire generation of people. It’s even rarer when that same influence affects several generations. Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.” Dick Clark
“Elvis Presley was an explorer of vast new landscapes of dream and illusion. He was a man who refused to be told that the best of his dreams would not come true, who refused to be defined by anyone else’s conceptions. This is the goal of democracy, the journey on which every prospective American hero sets out. That Elvis made so much of the journey on his own is reason enough to remember him with the honor and love we reserve for the bravest among us. Such men made the only maps we can trust.” Dave Marsh From his book, Elvis.
“It’s always been my dream to come to Madison Square Garden and be the warm-up act for Elvis.” Senator Al Gore Accepting the nomination for vice president at the 1992 Democratic Convention & prior to Bill Clinton’s (aka “Elvis” by his security staff) acceptance of the presidential nomination.
“You know, Bush is always comparing me to Elvis in sort of unflattering ways. I don’t think Bush would have liked Elvis very much, and that’s just another thing that’s wrong with him.” Bill Clinton During the 1992 presidential campaign.
“He had total love in his eyes when he performed. He was the total androgenous beauty. I would practice Elvis in front of the mirror when I was twelve or thirteen years old.” k.d. lang
“I’m sitting in the drive-through and I’ve got my three girls in the back and this station comes on and it’s playing “Jailhouse Rock,” the original version, and my girls are jumping up and down, going nuts. I’m looking around at them and they’ve heard Dad’s music all the time and I don’t see that out of them.” Garth Brooks
“Ask anyone. If it hadn’t been for Elvis, I don’t know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.” Elton John
“It was Elvis that got me interested in music. I’ve been an Elvis fan since I was a kid.” Elton John
“The first concert I attended was an Elvis concert when I was eleven. Even at that age he made me realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience.” Cher
“Elvis was a giant and influenced everyone in the business.” Isaac Hayes
“I learned music listening to Elvis’ records. His measurable effect on culture and music was even greater in England than in the States.” Mick Fleetwood
“I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun studios. Even then, I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. His phraseology, his way of looking at a song, was as unique as Sinatra’s. I was a tremendous fan, and had Elvis lived, there would have been no end to his inventiveness.” B.B. King
“I don’t think there is a musician today that hasn’t been affected by Elvis’ music. His definitive years – 1954-57 – can only be described as rock’s cornerstone. He was the original cool.” Brian Setzer
Some of the people who admired and respect ELVIS PRESLEY. They are white and black people.
International Acclaim Elvis Presley’s trophy room at Graceland is filled with gold and platinum records and awards of all kinds from around the world. Some of the countries represented are: Norway, Yugoslavia, Japan, Australia, South Africa, England, Sweden, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Another proof that Elvis was not only known in the USA.
ELVIS STAMP In 1992, the U.S. Postal Service announced that Elvis’ image would be used for a commemorative postage stamp. The Postal Service narrowed the artwork choices down to two images – one of Elvis in the 1950’s as a sizzling young rocker, and one of him as a still-svelte concert superstar in his 1973 Aloha from Hawaii special. In an unprecedented move, the USPS put the decision to the American people and distributed ballots coast to coast. Over 1.2 million votes were cast, and the image of the young rocker won. The stamp was released on January 8, 1993, with extravagant first day of issue ceremonies at Graceland. The Elvis stamp is the most widely publicized stamp issue in the history of the U.S. Postal Service, and it is the top selling commemorative postage stamp of all time. The USPS printed 500 million of them, three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp. Several countries outside the USA also have issued Elvis stamps over the years. Again, another tribute to Elvis. Not many people is given this tribute.
THE KING…IS BACK! Elvis Presley In Concert will return for another European tour in 2010. This astounding production reunites some of Elvis’ former bandmates live on stage with a state of the art video-projected Elvis. This latest tour will include engagements in England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, and other European countries. Elvis was not popular outside america is A BIG JOKE. Those saying Elvis was an american icon only don’t know what they r talking about. Maybe you only knew michael jackson and not Elvis. I tell you people, please explore Elvis and you will all know how big he really was. I’ll posted a lot of stuff here before this one proving to you all that Elvis is not an american icon only but also a global icon. He become a global icon w/o touring outside of america like michael did but he was able to touched other people lives and hearts thru his music, movies, charisma, looks, humility, voice, etc. And thats made it more impressive to me.
In 1998, Elvis-The Concert was designated a Guinness World Record as the first live tour headlined by a performer who is no longer living.
One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees) named Elvis One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 in a ceremony on January 16, 1971, one of Elvis’ proudest moments. This award has been given since 1938 and has honored men of achievement in all areas of endeavor – sports, government, science, medicine, entertainment, etc. It recognizes outstanding personal achievement and the exemplification of the opportunities available in the free enterprise system, along with patriotism, humanitarianism, and community service. Graceland Mansion Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home and refuge for twenty years, is one of the most visited homes in America today, now attracting over 600,000 visitors annually. It is also the most famous home in America after the White House. In 1991, Graceland Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, Graceland was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Billboard ranks Elvis as the #1 artist of the 50’s; #2 in the 60’s; and #11 in the 70’s — but overall he is ranked #1. Michael Jackson is ranked overall as the #4 artist. ELVIS was the highest paid actor in the 60’s and the top earning Las Vegas act of the 70’s. Elvis Presley and his music touched people far greater and deeper than anyone in history which is why he has the most selling records in history[2.5 BILLION], 1/4[ more than 1 billion people] of planet earth population watched him live [ALOHA FROM HAWAII CONCERT], more than half million visiting graceland to this day, 70,000 people getting together 30 years after his death.This is what makes him the greatest entertainer in history. Elvis changed music forever and made the biggest impact..so when lennon says there was nothing before ELVIS, thats what he means. That Elvis is the best there is, was and ever will be.
RIAA first certification was in 1958. It does not include ’55,’56 and 57. That were the best years of Elvis Presley especially ’55 and ’56.
Elvis have sold more or less 2.5 billion records. Michael Jackson have sold a little bit more than 750 million. So Elvis has sold more than thrice as much records as Michael Jackson. Besides, when Elvis first started out in the 50′s, the only markets they had to sell was western Europe and North America (+ Australia), and they did not have the same purchasing power as the 80′s and 90′s. AND in the 50′s, the total population in the world was almost 3 billion people. Now its almost 7 billion and almost the whole world has a CD- player. So, there is really a disadvantage for elvis in this scenario. Elvis was a humble person. He does not like to be called a KING for he said that he was only a singer. Michael demanded to be called “King of Pop” otherwise he would not allowed his music video[ Black or White] to be played on air in an mtv.
Elvis Presley had a record 149 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1956 and 1996. THe King of rock ‘n’ roll took his first step towards a musical career at the age of eight, when he won $5 in a local singing contest in Tupelo, Mississippi performing the Red Folley ballad, “Old Shep”.
Most US No. 1 Albums By A Male Solo Artist
Elvis Presley had a record nine solo albums reach the number one spot on the US chart. They were – Elvis Presley (1956), Elvis (1956), Loving You (1957), Elvis Christmas Album (1957), GI Blues (1960), Something For Everybody (1961), Blue Hawaii (1961), Roustabout (1964), and Elvis – Aloha From Hawaii (1973).
Most Weeks On UK Singles Chart
Elvis Presley’s 111 hits have spent a total of 1,149 weeks in the UK singles chart since “Heartbreak Hotel” debuted on May 11, 1956. In the weeks following his death on August 16, 1977, his record sales predictably rocketed. Sales of the tragically fitting “Way Down” went way up – propelling Presley once more to the number one spot.
Most Consecutive Weeks On UK Singles Chart
Elvis Presley is the artist with the most consecutive weeks in the UK chart. His 13 hit singles, from “A Mess Of Blues”, in 1960, to “One More Broken Heart For Sale”, in 1963, spent an unbroken 144 weeks in the chart.
Most Hit Albums On UK Chart
As of February 2001, Elvis Presley had 100 hit albums in the UK chart. This is just one of the 15 records held by The King – others include “Most No.1 Singles In The UK Chart”, “Most No.1 Hit Singles By A Solo Artist”, and “Most Fan Clubs”.
Most RIAA Certificates Held By A Single Artist
The recording artist with the most certified titles ever is Elvis Presley with 235. This total is comprised of 132 gold, 70 platinum, and 33 multiplatinum certificates. RIAA stands for the Recording Industry Association of America.
Most Platinum Certificates For Record Sales
The only audited measure of record sales in the USA is certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Elvis Presley holds the record for the most platinum certificates issued by the RIAA, with 70.
Most Charted Artist
Elvis Presley’s records spent a cumulative total of 1,155 weeks on the UK singles chart since his first hit Heartbreak Hotel released on May 11, 1956.
Most Fan Clubs
There are more than 613 active Elvis Presley fan clubs worldwide, accounting for a total membership 510,489. The longest running of these is the French “La Voix d’Elvis”, founded in January, 1956, by Evelyne Bellemin. It currently has 30 members. His fans take all kinds of guises -there’s even a group parachuting Elvis impersonators called the “Flying Elvi”, the 10 high-altitude look-alikes can be booked to drop in on any occasion!
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Elvis is an icon. Let’s look at how people become icons and how you too could end up immortalised in history! An important first step is to capture a moment or happening in history. Elvis is a great example – he didn’t invent rock ‘n’ roll, but his charisma, stage presence, and great voice brought it to a whole new audience. Elvis also captured a new spirit of rebellion among America’s youth in the 1950s. The way Elvis used to gyrate his hips caused controversy back then, but icons are often controversial.
CHECK THIS OUT… In 1970 there were 250 professional Elvis impersonators. Today there are estimated to be 35,000. If this trend continues at the same rate there will be 700 million Elvis impersonators by 2060 – that’s double the population of the USA and Canada combined.
Most Valuable Hair
The most valuable hair clippings sold at auction are a mass of dark black cuttings from the head of Elvis Presley. The King’s curls were sold by his personal barber, Homer “Gill” Gilleland, for $115,120 (£72,791), buyer’s premium included, to an anonymous buyer during an online auction held by MastroNet Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, on November 15, 2002. The lock of hair is approximately 8 cm (3 in) in diameter and is accompanied by letters of authenticity from Tom Morgan Jr. (detailing their history), John W Heath (the world’s foremost Elvis memorabilia expert) and John Reznikoff of University Archives (the world’s most respected authority in the field of hair collecting).
The Fans and Other Entertainers called Elvis, “The King of Rock and Roll”. The term “King of Pop” was SELF IMPOSED by Michael Jackson. It stuck from there, but Michael called himself that… that’s what he wanted to be called.
In Elvis day, you had to sell 1 million copies for a single, and 500 thousand for an album to be certified gold. Now a days, you only have to sell 500 thousand singles and 250,000 albums to be certified gold. That’s what makes the sales records of Elvis even more impressive.
John Lennon said: “Before Elvis there was nothing”. Bruce Springsteen said: “There are pretenders and contenders… but their is only one King”. Elton John said: “There is no one greater as an artist on this earth, Elvis was my inspiration… he is the Man. Period.” Paul McCartney said: “Elvis has always been on Top… His records always made me feel good. I thought the Beatles had gold records, until I had a private tour of Graceland… the hall of Gold says it all… Elvis has the most Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum sales of all of us…. amazing man… simply amazing”.
According to the R.I.A.A., the governing body that certifies Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Record Sales, (Recording Industry Association of America) the Leading all time Artist in Record Sales is ELVIS PRESLEY. Elvis is the leading sales artist for both Solo Artist or Group. Elvis has sold over 2.5 Billion Records Worldwide. ( A Billion is 1 Thousand Million). Elvis has been on the charts more times than any other artist or group. Elvis has the most hits in the Top 100, the Top 40, The Top 10, and has had 32 Number 1 Records. Elvis is the only artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and The Rythm and Blues Hall of Fame. Elvis was nominated for 41 Grammy Awards, but won only 3… all for Gospel Music.
i hate elvis cant even fucking sing or dance
No disrespect to MJ fans, I love his music as well, honestly Elvis was more of a true artist. One bit of evidence supporting this would be that Elvis could improvise and collaborate with other artists, on film, in the studio, and on stage, for jackson everything had to be controlled and contrived to give the appearance he was a genuine artist. just my two cents
At least Elvis wasn’t a pedophile!
ELVIS IS AN ALLTIMER AND THE KING OF rock n roll. they are both awesome and two different kings
I read this on the left side: Michael was a WORLD star. Everywhere other than America, people can’t stand Elvis.
This MUST be the joke of the century. I live in Holland and let me tell you, Elvis was is and always will be the biggest of them all, ALL over this world. He is loved in EVERY country. Some Americans don’t even know their own history it seems
There have been many contenders and pretenders but there is only ONE king of music, and his name is Elvis Presley.
Elvis will always be the top legend.
a reason? com on, Elvis whas the biggist star ever. his AWARD for Artist off The Century in 1999? Elvis the king off music.
elvis the king of music
elvis es un hombre,,is a man
elvis is the king
elvis never shaged children
you mean elvis the king of kings
elvis the king
i love elvis
Well, comparing to Michael Jackson, anyone is better. And Elvis is more than anyone.
People on the left side, you don´t know about music, Elvis was and still is THE KING, just listen to him
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