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Lisa Marie Presley

As the only child of rock & roll's first and most celebrated star, Lisa Marie Presley had to work extremely hard to establish herself, far away from her famous father. It was a rough road, but Lisa Marie had the spark and rawness to do it, and to do it on her own terms. Born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley on February 1, 1968, Elvis' only daughter spent the first four years of her life at Graceland, where she was the apple of her father's eye. When her parents split in 1972, Lisa Marie left Nashville with her mother for the suburbs of Los Angeles, but regularly visited Elvis in Memphis. Music was undoubtedly a big part of her life; Elton John, David Cassidy, and some of Elvis' softer songs were her favorites. Having music around allowed Lisa Marie an escape. The tension between the two households and the geographic distance was emotionally taxing for a young girl; such stress came to a head on August 16, 1977, when her father died after an apparent drug overdose. The decade that followed showed an aggressive young lady who lacked direction and discipline. Lisa Marie meddled in drugs during her teenage years, while listening to Devo and the Sex Pistols. At age 18, she left drugs behind and began following Scientology. She began writing songs, but the process proved nerve-racking. Aware of the pressures of being Elvis Presley's daughter, she didn't pursue a songwriting career, spending time instead beginning a family; she married her longtime boyfriend, Danny Keough, in 1988, and during the six-year marriage had two children. Soon after that marriage dissolved, she confirmed that she had tied the knot with Michael Jackson. After three years of media scrutiny, Presley grew exhausted and divorced Jackson in 1997. A chance meeting with producer Glen Ballard motivated Presley to give music another try. Ballard was impressed with her dark, luckless melodies and coordinated a deal with Capitol. Although her debut album was initially slated for a 2000 release, it didn't appear for another three years. In the meantime, Presley had begun another tumultuous relationship, with actor Nicolas Cage; the couple married in mid-2002 but split just three months later. Finally, in spring 2003, Capitol released her debut album, To Whom It May Concern. Deeply personal, edgy, and furious, the record displayed a side of Lisa Marie that was both smart and brash. She wasn't interested in living up to her father's legacy in the eyes of others because she was comfortable with her own. To Whom It May Concern sold 140,000 copies during its first week of release in April. It was also one of the year's highest debuts, with a number five position on Billboard. Her second album, Now What, which saw Presley as co-writer on ten of its 12 songs, was released in the spring of 2005. It again reached the Billboard Top Ten albums chart, and was certified gold by the end of the year, even though it carried a parental advisory sticker. Presley took her time with her third effort, the T-Bone Burnett-produced Storm & Grace, which was finally released in the spring of 2012, seven years after Now What, and it appeared on a new label for Presley, Universal Republic. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Thanx
  3.   How Do You Fly This Plane?
  4.   Shine by Pink
  5.   Nobody Noticed It
  6.   Close to the Edge
  7.   Weary
  8.   Forgiving
  9.   The Road Between
  10.   Shine by Pink - Lisa Marie Presley
  11.   Just a Dream
  12.   Sticks and Stones
  13.   Idiot
  14.   So Lovely
  15.   Sinking In
  16.   Lights Out
  17.   Important
  18.   Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  19.   So Long
  20.   Raven
  21.   To Whom It May Concern
  22.   When You Go
  23.   S.O.B.
  24.   I Was Wrong
  25.   Heartless
  26.   Storm & Grace
  27.   Storm of Nails
  28.   Over Me
  29.   Silent Night
  30.   Shine
  31.   Now What
  32.   Turned to Black
  33.   High Enough
  34.   Dirty Laundry
  35.   Turbulence
  36.   I'll Figure It Out
  37.   Better Beware
  38.   Indifferent
  39.   Gone
  40.   Un-Break
  41.   Soften the Blows
  42.   Excuse Me
  43.   You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

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