On March 3, 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” entered the Billboard pop chart at
number 68, and the Country and Western chart at number nine. Within
two months, "Heartbreak Hotel" reached number one on both charts. It
also made the top five on the R&B chart, the first Presley single to chart
there. This resulted in the song becoming only the second single to reach
all three Billboard charts, after Carl Perkins‘ "Blue Suede Shoes". It spent
a total of twenty-seven weeks in the top 100. By April, "Heartbreak Hotel”
became a million-seller.
Elvis Presley’s debut recording session at RCA in Nashville, January 10,
1956, where ”Heartbreak Hotel” was recorded.