The [legendary / legend] rock 'n' roll singer Elvis Presley has been posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 41 years after his death. Presley is [knowing / known] as the "King of rock and roll". He was one of seven [receipts / recipients] of the award. Other recipients [inclusive / included] baseball [great / good] Babe Ruth and Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is [borrowed / bestowed] by the President of the United States and is the highest [reward / award] that can be given to a civilian. It recognizes [them / those] people who have made, "an especially meritorious contribution [at / to] the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other [significant / significance] public or private endeavors".
Speaking at the awards [ceremonial / ceremony] on Friday, President Trump said: "America is [blessed / blessing] to have the most skill, passion and [talent / talented] of anywhere on earth. We are [truly / truth] a great nation and we're a nation that is doing really, really well right now." The White House described Elvis as, "an [endurance / enduring] American icon". It added: "Presley [defined / definition] American culture to billions of adoring fans around the world. Fusing gospel, country, and [rhythm / rhythmical] and blues, the star had created a sound all his own." Elvis is one of the most [influential / influence] musicians of the 20th century. He is the best-selling [solo / sorrow] artist in the history of recorded music. Other musical stars to [forget / get] the award include Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder.