Elvis Presley By Numbers: Celebrating the King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, otherwise known as the King of Rock and Roll (and the man my mother wishes she had married) undeniably changed the music industry forever. 

Born Elvis Aaron Presley on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, the singer and actor was known for his dashing good looks, gem-studded jumpsuits and his incredible voice that is like the equivalent of drinking a Hot Toddy on a cold day. Delicious, with the power to warm you from the inside out. 

The catastrophic rise and tragic death of Presley has been well-documented in several books, documentaries, limited series, dramatisations and blogs, and will once again be explored in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler. 

In celebration of one of the most influential artists in music history, here is Elvis Presley in numbers. 

Presley in concert.
Presley in concert.


Is how old Elvis was when he died on August 16, 1977.


Is how old he would be today. 


Is the number of studio albums the King made during his life. He also made nine live albums and appeared on over a hundred compilations posthumously. 

Elvis and Priscilla Presley
Elvis and Priscilla Presley


Is the number of wives he had. Presley was married to Priscilla Presley (née Beaulieu) from 1967 – 1973. They had one child together, Lisa Marie, born in 1968. 

1 billion +…

Is the number of times the singer has been streamed on Spotify. His most-streamed song is Can’t Help Falling in Love with over 90 million streams and his music averages more than 9.9 million listeners monthly.


Is the number of Grammys Elvis won in his career plus 14 nominations. 


Is the number of number one hits Mr Presley had in the US – one behind Mariah Carey

Elvis Presley on the set of Clambake
Elvis Presley on the set of ‘Clambake’ in


Is the number of films Presley starred in over the course of his career. 


Is the number of times he came to Australia – he was terrified of flying. 

Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee.


Is the number of tourists who visit Graceland, Elvis’s iconic home in Memphis, each year. Meanwhile, 24,500 fans visited the Elvis Festival in Parkes, NSW in January 2020. 


Is the number of people who are still a fan of his music today. Long live the King!

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