Elvis Presley has his very first chart entry on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, as his rendition of "America the Beautiful" (RCA) debuts at No. 8. That's not enough to bring the patriotic song onto The Billboard Hot 100 yet, as EPE mentioned it, but should this new single make the main chart, it will be Presley's first new entry since 19 years ago, when "The Elvis Medley" debuted in November 1982. It would also stretch Presley's rock era singles chart span to 45 years and eight months, an all-time record.
Source: Email / Updated: Oct 26, 2001