Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley is following in her father’s footsteps: Her debut solo album is due out April 8 via Capitol Records, according to her official website (lisapresley.com). The 34-year-old singer penned all of the songs on the collection.
The project has been in the works for several years. Producer and label head Glen Ballard told us nearly three years ago that Presley’s debut would be a diverse offering: “I think that it’s a pop record, but it also has elements of blues, funk, country, R&B, hip-hop–it’s sort of the confluence of whatever modern-day Memphis is right now.” He added, “It has a lot of influences, and it continues to grow and evolve. It sort of grew up in the soil from which she sprang.”
In August of 2002, Presley was a presenter at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she and Canadian singer Avril Lavigne presented the honor for best female video to Pink.
— Jason Gelman, New York