successful solo artist-world record set by Elvis Presley
[Aug 15] GRACELAND/Memphis,TN--It is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over one billion record units worldwide, more than anyone in record industry history.
Florin Gogoasa, an Elvis fan and a disco owner from Mioveni, Romania, has build the latest statue dedicated to music legend Elvis Presley.
Gogoasa became an instant local hero last week after the statue was inaugurated in front of his Disco
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In America alone, Elvis has had 150 different albums and singles that have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more certifications expected as research into his past record sales continues and as current sales go on.
Research is also underway to document his record sales achievements in other countries.
It is estimated that 40% of Elvis' total record sales have been outside the United States.
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, 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.
Source: Elvis Presley's official website