Sighs and chuckles with respeonses such as MJ hands down, no contest,..etc...etc
Anywho I was curious about this also and did some research.
Elvis world records more than any othe Pop Rock act including (Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince..etc)
Most Platinum Albums
Most Multi Platinum Albums
Most Gold Albums
Most Platinum Singles
Most Multi Platinum Singles
Most time on the Billboard
Most number 1's in both the UK and US
80 top 30 hits on Billboard-All time record
Tied first for total record sales 1+ Billion
Awards that I know of
Voted 3rd greatest pop Culture Icon VH1
~TV Guide-Greatest Entertainer Ever
~Entertainment Weekley-2nd greatest entertainer of all time.
~A&E-57th most influential person of the millenium highest ranked of the Pop Rock era
~Made the first ever music video
~4 music Hall of Fames-Rock, Country, Rockabilly, and Gospel
~Rolling Stones Magazine-3rd greatest vocalist ever
~whoismorefamous-voted #5 of all time
~Home 2nd most toured in the US only to The White House
~Most photographed celebrity of all time
~In over 30 movies and 6 awards
~Only Jesus and John F Kennedy have more books been sold about
~Postage stamps issued
~And to top it off what is considerd by many to be the biggest pop culture myth of all time is Elvis alive
I disagree with those who say Elvis never gave anything back to man for starters he served in the military. And held numerous charity shows. Paid hospital bills and bought homes for poor families amongst other things, a man loaned him a dollar and he paid of the mortgage to his home lol.
Michael Jackson wrote 30% of his songs and disapeard for 10 years lol
If you had asked this before MJ passed on look what would have came up.
Also media outlinks who hire people to do analysis are already starting to score the bout.
I think people are answering on who they prefer and not looking at the whole picture very few people to live are legendary enough to only go by one name Mozart, Beethoven, Van Gogh, Shakespeare, Jesus, Einstien, Davinci, Picasso, and Elvis.
He gets co writing on all of them that does not mean he wrote them all. And did write several that never made it to record.
See a lot he is only credited as the preformer.
Elvis did not disapear for a long time even in the 1960's when he wasn't making music he was doing movies and lots of them until his 68 comeback 5 years later Aloha from hawaii was broadcast via satelite and over 1 billion people viewed making it the most telivised program in hisory of television.
And little Richard didn't seem to think Elvis had stolen any thing nor did James Brown.
This is not about talent it is about legacy and legend and I believe Elvis is more so than MJ. But thats just me.
And I am sure I am leaving a lot out, this is just what I know.
· 1 decade ago