Elvis Presley was exposed to gospel music at his family´s church during his formative years and sang many renditions of traditional gospel tunes during his career. He recorded and preformed many gospel songs during his career, including the 1967 album, "How Great Thou Art." The album's two sides has two different styles of Gospel; the first being traditional Gospel songs and the second more closely resembling the upbeat, charged music of Elvis' childhood.
A hallmark of his musical recordings, all three of Elvis' Grammy awards were for gospel music. In 2001, he was inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame. By being inducted, Elvis became the first artist to belong to all three music halls of fame, gospel, rock and roll and country.
It is estimated that over a billion Elvis Presley recordings have been sold since the time of his first number one hit in 1956. Since his death in 1977, his music remains in high demand and his relevance as a cultural icon has endured the tests of time.