Elvis Presley releases self-titled debut album
Elvis Presley was the name of Elvis Presley's debut LP. It was released on RCA Victor, in mono, catalogue number LPM 1254, in March 1956.
The recording sessions took place on January 10 and January 11 at RCA recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and on January 30 and January 31 at RCA studios in New York. Additional material originated from sessions at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 5, August 19 and September 10 of 1954, and on July 11, 1955.
The album spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, the first rock 'n' roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts. It also has the distinction of being the first million-selling rock 'n' roll album. In 2003, it was ranked number 55 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.