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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:21 pm

minkahed wrote:Some great sales for Elvis, especially in this fickle world of downloading the latest "hit", hit today, hit gone later today, minds of the teen buying public.

I'm curious though, What happened to the genre cd, "Elvis Rock", that seemed to be selling pretty well up until about a few months ago ? I think the last sales I saw on that title was around 152, 000 ... Did people just stop buying it ? In favour of the other genre cd, "Elvis Country" ?

How about the last Legacy, "As Recorded At Madison Square Garden" set ? The hardcores have been clamoring for a remaster of this album for years, yet, not a dent in the charts or sales ? Interesting ....

I betcha, if Sony would do just a little more in promo for some of these discs, Tv ads and/or mags, we could see a few more "GOLD" in th Elvis collection.


I think your last paragraph says it all. The old phrase comes to mind 'Just who is minding the store'. No pain (product in store) - No gain (product sales). Of course there is downloading but Elvis fans and the majority of older members of the public seem unwilling to adopt this innovation.

In my opinion, SONY needs to relaunch the Presley Catalog both digitally and physically - then get the product to retail and ensure it is kept re-stocked.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:45 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again. "I will never download." When the day comes that I can't buy the music I want in a physical form, that's the day I stop buying music. Yes, even Elvis.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:05 pm

JerryNodak wrote:I've said it before and I'll say it again. "I will never download." When the day comes that I can't buy the music I want in a physical form, that's the day I stop buying music. Yes, even Elvis.


Im in total agreement wih Jerry. I need product in my hands. Also, I do not see the label promoting 40-50 yr old releases even if they can benefit from a few more sales. The money and time it costs in promoting releases probably does not seem worth the effort as this music has been released countless times. The label will always throw their big promotions behind new or current artists they want to succeed and compete with other artists. Elvis is just an after thought all these years later whether it is fair or not. They make a few bucks off an Elvis release and they are happy.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:12 pm

JerryNodak wrote:I've said it before and I'll say it again. "I will never download." When the day comes that I can't buy the music I want in a physical form, that's the day I stop buying music. Yes, even Elvis.


my sentiments exactly

r&b wrote:They make a few bucks off an Elvis release and they are happy.


sad but very true, however I do feel that the Elvis catalog will have a resurgence starting in 2014 and continue into 2017...only my opinion, just hope I`m right

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:06 pm

sweetangeline wrote:
JerryNodak wrote:I've said it before and I'll say it again. "I will never download." When the day comes that I can't buy the music I want in a physical form, that's the day I stop buying music. Yes, even Elvis.


my sentiments exactly

r&b wrote:They make a few bucks off an Elvis release and they are happy.


sad but very true, however I do feel that the Elvis catalog will have a resurgence starting in 2014 and continue into 2017...only my opinion, just hope I`m right


Why those two dates ?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:19 am

ColinB wrote:Why those two dates ?


because I think that Sony reps do realize that Elvis catalog does need a kinda of "re-boot", and I what better time then 60 yrs after his debut (thats all right - 2014) and his 80th birthday celebrations 2015, and finally the lead up to the 40th anniversary of his death 2017. Whether you agree or not these dates and others WILL NOT BE IGNORED!! There is too much money to be made, and that`s a fact!!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:36 pm

Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 16th March, 2013.

The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 143 to 136 selling some 1,896 units. Total sales to date: 530,476 units. It also rises on the Physical Album Chart from 198 to 172 selling some 1,894 units. Total physical sales to date: 529,498 units.

'Very Best Of Love' drops from 135 to 174 selling some 1,705 units. Total sales to date: 341,762 units.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) enters at 198 selling some 1,613 units. Total sales to date: 164,602 units. It also rises from 70 to 65 on the Country Album Chart.

'Heart And Soul' drops from 68 to 72 on the Country Album Chart selling some 1,492 units. Total sales to date: 622,750 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' rises from 58 to 51 on the Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 659 units. Total sales to date: 53,136 units.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:19 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 16th March, 2013.

The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 143 to 136 selling some 1,896 units. Total sales to date: 530,476 units. It also rises on the Physical Album Chart from 198 to 172 selling some 1,894 units. Total physical sales to date: 529,498 units.

'Very Best Of Love' drops from 135 to 174 selling some 1,705 units. Total sales to date: 341,762 units.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) enters at 198 selling some 1,613 units. Total sales to date: 164,602 units. It also rises from 70 to 65 on the Country Album Chart.

'Heart And Soul' drops from 68 to 72 on the Country Album Chart selling some 1,492 units. Total sales to date: 622,750 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' rises from 58 to 51 on the Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 659 units. Total sales to date: 53,136 units.

Brian


As usual, you beat me to the punch, and that was yesterday when I was going to post my usual message. Good job buddy!!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:06 am

Please find below a list showing Soundscan figures for Elvis' top three selling albums this week, including "Afternoon in the Garden" which this week leads again the said list.

ALBUM....Soundscan sales this week...last week..total soundscan

AFT. IN THE GARDEN ...1,667.......1,896.... 532,143
BEST OF LOVE.........1,658......1,705. ..... 343,420
VIVA LAS VEGAS......... 623.......659....... 53,759

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:11 pm

Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts For w/e 23rd March, 2013.

The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'An Afternoon In the Garden' drops from 135 to 159 selling some 1,667 units. Total sales to date: 532,143 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' rises from 173 to 161 selling some 1,658 units. Total sales to date: 343,420 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' remained at 51 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 623 units. Total sales to date: 53,759 units.

Further chart information/sales will be placed on this thread as and when they become available.

As a point of interest, Jimi Hendrix’s 'People, Hell And Angels' album enters The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No.2. This puts him back in the top five forty two and a half years after he died at age 27. No other artist in chart history has cracked the top five this long after his death. Elvis is in second place. 'Elvis: 2nd To None' debuted at No.3 in October 2003, a little more than 26 years after his death.

Brian
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:38 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:As a point of interest, Jimi Hendrix’s 'People, Hell And Angels' album enters The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No.2. This puts him back in the top five forty two and a half years after he died at age 27. No other artist in chart history has cracked the top five this long after his death. Elvis is in second place. 'Elvis: 2nd To None' debuted at No.3 in October 2003, a little more than 26 years after his death.

Brian


So Elvis is no longer 2nd to none, but 2nd to Hendrix. :D

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:06 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts For w/e 23rd March, 2013.

The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'An Afternoon In the Garden' drops from 135 to 159 selling some 1,667 units. Total sales to date: 532,143 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' rises from 173 to 161 selling some 1,658 units. Total sales to date: 343,420 units.

The following album remained at 51 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 623 units. Total sales to date: 53,759 units.

Further chart information/sales will be placed on this thread as and when they become available.

As a point of interest, Jimi Hendrix’s 'People, Hell And Angels' album enters The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No.2. This puts him back in the top five forty two and a half years after he died at age 27. No other artist in chart history has cracked the top five this long after his death. Elvis is in second place. 'Elvis: 2nd To None' debuted at No.3 in October 2003, a little more than 26 years after his death.


Brian



Hi Brian, this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO typical of Billboard, always trying to find some kind of record that is both politically correct and good for business (LOL). Entering the top 5, bla, bla, bla. With sales the way they are now, I'd understand it with the 80,000 or so the Hendrix album sold, a mention would have been made if those figures had taken him to number one, but inside the top 5? The point is "Elvis 30 number one hits"" is the album which landed at number 1 in the Billboard 200 (500,000 first week sales), after more years had passed after that same artist, by then long gone, had either first hit number one, on that same chart (350,000 sales, in 1956), or it had hit last while alive (2002 minus 1973, that's a 29 year span). The longest span between first and last number one albums in Billboard 200 history is that of Elvis, (2002 minus 1956, that's a 46 year span). This is not Hendrix' case, since he hit #1 at the BB200 once, but say, if an artist never had a number one album at BB, while alive, then by some strange combination of great advertising, it hits number 1 with 50,000 in sales 70, or even 80 years after dying, what does that record REALLY mean, other than great advertising and a core fandom of 50,000? Does it mean sustainability, as an artist, if he never sold more than 300,000 of any album, then hits number one with 50,000 in sales. The answer is in the core fandom of 50,000.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:48 pm

'Elvis 75' (1 CD) re-entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 30th March, 2013 at 44 selling some 11,441 units due to an MP3 sale at Amazon.com. Total sales to date: 101,824 units. It was 1,856 units short of becoming a Top 40 entry. It also re-entered the Catlog Album Chart at 6 and the Digital Album Chart at 19 selling some 11,414 units. Total digital sales to date: 30,654 units.

The following appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'Elvis 75' - As above.

'An Afternoon In The Garden rises from 159 to 108 selling some 1,947 units. Total sales to date: 534,090 units. It also rises from 172 to 164 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,944 units. Total physical sales to date: 533,109 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' rises from 161 to 126 selling some 1,816 units. Total sales to date: 345,236 units. It also re-enters the Physical Album Chart at 175.

'Heart And Soul' re-enters at 133 selling some 1,776 units. Total sales to date: 625,915 units. It also re-enters the Physical Album Chart at 184 selling some 1,775 units. Total physical sales to date: 345,236 units. It also entered the Country Catalog Abum Chart at 23.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rises from 197 to 137 selling some 1,762 units. Total sales to date: 167,821 units. It also re-enters the Physical Album Chart at 189 selling some 1,775 units. Total physical sales to date: 166,788 units. It also entered the Country Catalog Album Chart at 25.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) re-enters at 183 selling some 1,540 units. Total sales to date: 141,819 units.

'I Am An Elvis Fan' re-enters the Current Country Album Chart at 65 selling some 522 units. Total sales to date: 27,538 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' drops from 51 to 66 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 452 units. Total sales to date: 54,211 units.

Brian
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:53 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:The following Album re-entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 30th March, 2013 at 44 selling some 11,441 units due to an MP3 sale at Amazon.com. Total sales to date: 101,824 units. It was 1,856 units short of becoming a Top 40 entry. It also re-entered the Top Catlog Album Chart at 6 and the Digital Album Chart at 19:

'Elvis 75' (1 CD)

The following album re-entered the Country Album Chart at 65:

'I Am An Elvis Fan'

The following re-entered the Country Catalog Album Chart at 23 and 25 respectively:

'Heart And Soul'

'Elvis Country' (Compilation)

This entry will be updated with more chart information and sales figures as and when they become available.

Brian



Great, I'm also locked in at that website, waiting, and waiting, and waiting,...LOL

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:55 pm

Jaime1234 wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:The following Album re-entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 30th March, 2013 at 44 selling some 11,441 units due to an MP3 sale at Amazon.com. Total sales to date: 101,824 units. It was 1,856 units short of becoming a Top 40 entry. It also re-entered the Top Catlog Album Chart at 6 and the Digital Album Chart at 19:

'Elvis 75' (1 CD)

The following album re-entered the Country Album Chart at 65:

'I Am An Elvis Fan'

The following re-entered the Country Catalog Album Chart at 23 and 25 respectively:

'Heart And Soul'

'Elvis Country' (Compilation)

This entry will be updated with more chart information and sales figures as and when they become available.

Brian



Great, I'm also locked in at that website, waiting, and waiting, and waiting,...LOL


Me too, although must log off now until tomorrow. Good hunting.

Brian :lol:

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:55 am

Brian Quinn wrote:
Jaime1234 wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:The following Album re-entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 30th March, 2013 at 44 selling some 11,441 units due to an MP3 sale at Amazon.com. Total sales to date: 101,824 units. It was 1,856 units short of becoming a Top 40 entry. It also re-entered the Top Catlog Album Chart at 6 and the Digital Album Chart at 19:

'Elvis 75' (1 CD)

The following album re-entered the Country Album Chart at 65:

'I Am An Elvis Fan'

The following re-entered the Country Catalog Album Chart at 23 and 25 respectively:

'Heart And Soul'

'Elvis Country' (Compilation)

This entry will be updated with more chart information and sales figures as and when they become available.

Brian



Great, I'm also locked in at that website, waiting, and waiting, and waiting,...LOL


Me too, although must log off now until tomorrow. Good hunting.

Brian :lol:



ELVIS SOLD 20,000 CD'S THIS WEEK, WITH IF I REMEMBER THEM ALL, ELVIS 75, AFTERNOON, I AM AN ELVIS FAN, INSPIRATIONAL, BEST OF LOVE, HEART AND SOUL, COUNTRY AND VIVA LAS VEGAS SHOWING THEIR RESPECTIVE FIGURES. I HAD THEM ALL WRITTEN ON MY SCREEN, THEN I LOST CONNEXION. BELIEVE YOU ME, I'D EVEN ADDED THIS WEEK'S TOTALS, WHICH WAS ALMOST 20,000. GREAT WEEK, THANKS TO ELVIS 75

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:52 am

Total Soundscan-registered Album Sales (1991 - Mar 2013) = 35,200,000

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:16 am

kriss wrote:Total Soundscan-registered Album Sales (1991 - Mar 2013) = 35,200,000

TOP TEN AMONGST ALL ARTISTS, NUMBER TWO CATALOGUE I THINK!!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:24 am

Jaime1234 wrote:
kriss wrote:Total Soundscan-registered Album Sales (1991 - Mar 2013) = 35,200,000

TOP TEN AMONGST ALL ARTISTS, NUMBER TWO CATALOGUE I THINK!!


Jamie1234, do you have a list of the best selling according to SoundScan and a source for the amount (35.2 Million)?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:41 am

Daryl wrote:
Jaime1234 wrote:
kriss wrote:Total Soundscan-registered Album Sales (1991 - Mar 2013) = 35,200,000

TOP TEN AMONGST ALL ARTISTS, NUMBER TWO CATALOGUE I THINK!!


Jamie1234, do you have a list of the best selling according to SoundScan and a source for the amount (35.2 Million)?


I READ ABOUT IT A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, BUT CAN' T REMEMBER ON WHICH THREAD. I SHALL REVERT

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:30 pm

THIS JUST IN
SOURCE................http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/i ... th-brooks/


ELVIS PRESLEY - USA ALBUM SALES
* Three hundred and eighty albums, give and take a few, that's what we're talking about !!!!!!!!!!


Note: Things that are NOT included below:

* bootlegs and/or counterfit releases
* promotion-only and/or giveaway-only releases
* interview-only and/or spoken word-only releases UNLESS they have been released by Presley's record company or specifically licensed by them
* 'Various Artists' releases
* EP or Mini-Album releases (album must contain at least 7 Presley tracks or at least 30 minutes of Presley music)
* Export Sales: albums made in USA but shipped overseas to be sold in other countries



Yr....Chart peak...Last Cert by RIAA......Album Title............RIAA Award.....Album Sales....Comments/SOUNDSCAN Notes

1956....001....2011....Elvis Presley...................................Platinum........1,150,000.....108k-SScanSep10 (possibly '99 version)
1956....001....2011....Elvis.............................................Platinum........1,100,000
1957....001....1968....Loving You....................................Gold.................875,000.....46k-SScanSep10 (possibly '97 version)
1957....001....1999....Elvis' Christmas Album......................PLAT x 3.......3,200,000
1958....003....1999....Elvis' Golden Records........................PLAT x 6.......6,350,000.....1.36m-SScanDec05
1958....002....1999....King Creole....................................Gold..................575,000
1959....019....none....For LP Fans Only....................................................375,000
1959....032....none....A Date With Elvis...................................................325,000
1959....031....1992....Elvis' Golden Records, Vol 2.................Platinum........1,850,000
1960....002....1999....Elvis is Back..................................Gold..................700,000
1960....001....1992....G I Blues........................................Platinum........1,300,000
1960....013....1992....His Hand In Mine..............................Platinum........1,400,000
1961....001....1999....Something For Everybody.....................Gold..................550,000
1961....001....2002....Blue Hawaii....................................PLAT x 3.......3,100,000.....336k-SScanJan06
1962....003....none....Pot Luck.............................................................400,000
1962....003....1963....Girls Girls Girls.............................Gold.................650,000
1963....004....none....It Happened At the World's Fair.................................350,000
1963....003....1992....Elvis' Golden Records, Vol 3................Platinum........1,200,000
1963....003....none....Fun In Acapulco.................................................400,000
1964....006....none....Kissin' Cousins...................................................350,000
1964....001....1988....Roustabout..................................Gold.................650,000
1965....008....1999....Girl Happy...................................Gold.................550,000
1965....010....none....Elvis For Everyone...............................................400,000
1965....008....none....Harem Scarum...................................................375,000
1966....020....2004....Frankie & Johnny........................Platinum.......1,000,000.....includes Pickwick edition
1966....015....none....Paradise Hawaiian Style.........................................400,000
1966....018....none....Spinout............................................................350,000
1967....018....2010....How Great Thou Art.........................PLAT X 3......3,000,000
1967....047....none....Double Trouble................................................300,000
1967....040....none....Clamblake.......................................................300,000
1968....033....1992....Elvis' Golden Records, Vol 4................Gold.................700,000
1968....082....none....Speedway.......................................................275,000
1968....096....2004....Elvis Sings Flaming Star..............Platinum........1,000,000.....includes Singer edition (PRS-279)
1968....008....1999....Elvis: NBC TV Special....................Platinum........1,150,000
1969....013....1970....From Elvis in Memphis.......................Gold..................750,000
1969....012....1969....Memphis/ Vegas To Memphis..........GOLD 350,000.....certified on high $ price (2Lp), deleted early 70's
1970....105....2004....Let's Be Friends...............................Platinum.........1,000,000
1970....013....1999....On Stage Feb 1970.........................Platinum........1,050,000
1970....045....1992....Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol 1.PLAT x 2........1,100,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert
1970....-----....2011....In Person.....................................Platinum.........1,000,000
1970....183....none....Back in Memphis..................................................350,000
1970....****....2011....Elvis' Christmas Album...................PLAT x 10....10,100,000.....1.02m-SScanJan06 (possibly '57 version)
1970....065....2004....Almost in Love...............................Platinum........1,050,000
1970....021....1973....That's the Way It Is..........................Gold..................700,000
1971....012....1977....Elvis Country...............................Gold..................975,000.....358k-SScanJan07 (possibly '02 edition)
1971....069....2004....You'll Never Walk Alone...................PLAT x 3.......3,000,000
1971....033....none....Love Letters From Elvis..............................................................400,000
1971....120....1999....Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol 2...Gold..................375,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert, currently deleted
1971....070....2004....C'mon Everybody........................Gold..................500,000.....currently deleted
1971....104....2011....I Got Lucky..................................Platinum........1,000,000
1971....****....1999....Wonderful World of Christmas.........PLAT x 3........3,100,000......currently deleted
1972....043....1992....Elvis Now.................................Gold..................600,000
1972....079....1999....He Touched Me...........................Platinum........1,200,000
1972....087....2004....Sings Hits From His Movies, Vol 1.....Platinum........1,100,000
1972....011....1999....Elvis At Madison Square Garden......PLAT x 3........3,050,000
1972....022....2004....Burning Love & Hits From His Movies, Vol 2..PLAT x 2.......2,000,000
1973....046....2004....Separate Ways...........................Platinum........1,100,000
1973....001....2002....Aloha From Hawaii...................PLAT x 5.......2,850,000.....541k-SScanJan07, 2-disc multiplier for cert
1973....052....none....Elvis ('Fool')..............................................375,000
1973....****....2010....Elvis (BROOKVILLE)...........PLAT x 5.......2,725,000.....incl both versions, 2-disc multiplier for cert, deleted
1973....050....none....Raised On Rock.........................................375,000
1974....043....1999....A Legendary Performer, Vol 1......PLAT x 2.......2,100,000.....currently deleted
1974....090....none....Good Times............................................350,000
1974....033....1999....As Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis.........Gold.................600,000
1974....****....1999....Worldwide Gold Award HiTS Platinum..........575,000.....RCA Club-only, R-213690, 2-disc multiplier for cert
1974....130....none....Having Fun on Stage With Elvis.................225,000
1975....047....none....Promised Land......................................400,000
1975....057....none....Today.................................................400,000
1975....-----....1992....Pure Gold.............................PLAT x 2......2,100,000
1975....-----....2004....Double Dynamite...................Platinum..........600,000....2-disc multiplier for cert, currently deleted
1976....****....2010....Elvis In Hollywood (BROOKVILLE)..Platinum.........600,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert, currently deleted
1976....046....1999....A Legendary Performer, Vol 2.....PLAT x 2......2,000,000.....currently deleted
1976....076....none....Sun Sessions...........................................300,000
1976....****....none....Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Parts 3&4..........200,000.....RCA Club-only, R-214657, 2-disc multiplier
1976....041....1977....From Elvis Presley Boulevard...........Gold................750,000
1977....044....1983....Welcome to My World...............Platinum.......1,150,000
1977....003....1992....Moody Blue............................PLAT x 2.......2,250,000
1977....005....2002....Elvis In Concert.......................PLAT x 3.......1,800,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert
1977....****....1999....The Elvis Presley Story (CANDLELITE)..PLAT x 2..........670,000.....DML5-0263, 5LP, 3-disc multiplier for cert
1977....****....none....His Songs Of Inspiration (CANDLELITE).................150,000.....DML1-0264
1978....113....1992....He Walks Beside Me...................Gold.................650,000
1978....-----....2011....Mahalo From Elvis..................Gold.................550,000.....currently deleted
1978....130....2011....Elvis Sings For Children & Grownups Too..Gold.................575,000.....inc 'Sings For Kids' editions
1978....086....none....A Canadian Tribute.......................................325,000
1978....****....none....Country Classics (RCA CLUB)...........................90,000.....R-233299e, deleted
1978....****....none....From Elvis With Love (RCA CLUB).....................90,000.....R-234340e, deleted
1978....****....none....Legendary Concert Performances (RCA CLUB)........90,000.....R-244047e, deleted
1978....****....1999....Memories of Elvis (CANDLELITE).......Gold................200,000.....DML5-0347, 5LP, 3-disc multiplier for cert
1978....****....none....The Greatest Show On Earth (CANDLELITE).........75,000.....DML1-0348
1978....113....1978....A Legendary Performer, Vol 3.............Gold................700,000......currently deleted
1978....-----....none....The First Years (HALW)................................30,000......HALW-00001, deleted
1979....132....none....Our Memories of Elvis...................................350,000......currently deleted
1979....157....none....Our Memories of Elvis, Vol 2..........................260,000......currently deleted
1979....****....1998....Elvis: His Greatest Hits Platinum.........350,000.....8LP/4CD, 4-disc multiplier for cert, inc '97 reissue
1979....****....none....The Legendary Recordings (CANDLELITE)..............100,000.....DML6-0412, 6LP, 3-disc multiplier
1979....****....none....Elvis-Greatest Moments In Music (CANDLELITE).......50,000.....DVL1-0413
1980....****....none....Country Memories (RCA CLUB)..........................75,000.....R-244069e
1980....027....1992....Elvis Aron Presley........................Platinum.........325,000......4-disc multiplier for cert, currently deleted
1981....****....none....Elvis: Rock 'n Roll Forever (CANDLELITE).............75,000......DVL1-0437
1981....****....none....Legendary Magic Of Elvis Presley (CANDLELITE)........75,000......DVL1-0461
1981....****....none....Elvis Presley: Country Music (TIME-LIFE)..............40,000.....STW-106
1981....049....none....Guitar Man.................................................275,000
1981....****....none....Elvis Love Songs (K-TEL).................................200,000.....NU-9900
1981....115....2002....This is Elvis.............................Gold...............300,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert
1981....142....none....Greatest Hits, Vol One...................................175,000
1982....-----....1991....Memories of Christmas..............Gold..............625,000.....73k-SScanOct10, currently deleted
1982....133....none....The Elvis Medley............................................200,000
1983....-----....none....Remembering Elvis (PAIR)...............................50,000.....PDL2-1037
1983....103....none....I Was the One.............................................275,000
1983....202....none....A Legendary Performer, Vol 4...........................150,000
1983....****....none....Sings Inspirational Favorites (READERS DIGEST)......70,000.....RDA-181/D
1983....-----....none....The Beginning Years (LOUISIANA HAYRIDE)...........50,000.....LH-3061, 9 Tracks
1984....163....none....The First Live Recordings (MUSIC WORKS)...........80,000.....PB-3601, 5 Tracks + interviews
1984....-----....none....Elvis: The Hillbilly Cat (MUSIC WORKS)..............40,000.....PB-3602, 4 Tracks + interviews
1984....****....2002....The Legend Lives On (READERS DIGEST)....Gold...............150,000.....4-disc multiplier for cert, deleted
1984....****....none....The Elvis Presley Collection (CANDLELITE)............40,000.....3LP, DML3-0632
1984....****....none....Elvis Country (ERA).....................................40,000.....DPL1-0647
1984....207....1999....Elvis' Golden Records, Vol 5......Gold...............500,000
1984....****....none....Sings Country Favorites (READERS DIGEST)........40,000.....RDA-242/D
1984....080....none....Golden Celebration....................................70,000.....6LP,4CD
1984....154....none....The Rocker..........................................260,000.....84k-SScanOct10
1984....****....none....Savage Young Elvis (RADIO SHACK/JCP).........50,000.....Rca DPK1-0679, cassette-only
1984....-----....none....Merry Christmas...................................130,000.....very rare on cd (PCD1-5301)
1985....****....none....Elvis: One Night With You (HBO).................250,000.....DVM1-0704
1985....****....2002....50 Years 50 Hits (RCA SP)....PLAT x 2.....1,100,000.....SLV3-0710, 2-disc mult for cert, currently deleted
1985....154....none....A Valentine Gift For You...........................150,000
1985....208....none....Reconsider Baby....................................125,000
1985....-----....none....Always On My Mind................................125,000
1986....****....none....His Songs Of Faith And Inspiration (RCA SP)....30,000.....2CD, DVL2-0728
1986....-----....none....Return of the Rocker..............................150,000
1986....****....2002....Rock 'N' Roll Era: Elvis 54-61 (TIME-LIFE)..Gold...............500,000
1987....-----....2004....Love Me Tender................Gold...............600,000.....Rca CAK-2650 (DPK1-0740), cassette-only (200 on cd)
1987....-----....none....Country Feelings................................. 150,000.....Rca DPK1-0786, cassette-only
1987....-----....none....Merry Christmas From Elvis.....................200,000.....Rca DPK1-0800, cassette-only
1987....-----....none....An Elvis Celebration..............................150,000.....Rca DPK1-0807, cassette-only
1987....-----....none....The Memphis Record..............................150,000
1987....143....2002....The Number One Hits..............PLAT x 3.....3,300,000
1987....117....2004....The Top Ten Hits....................PLAT x 4.....2,100,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert
1987....****....none....Great Hits Of 1956-57 (READERS DIGEST).......15,000.....scarce
1987....****....none....Elvis Talks (RCA CLUB)..............................30,000.....RCA 6313-1-R
1987....-----....2002....The Complete Sun Sessions.....Gold...............550,000.....2LP/1CD
1988....-----....none....Elvis Aron Presley - Forever (PAIR).................70,000.....PDL2-1285
1988....-----....none....Essential Elvis (Vol 1): The First Movies...........175,000
1988....-----....none....The Alternate Aloha.................................140,000
1988....****....none....Elvis - Good Rockin' Tonight (RCA SP).............15,000.....2LP/2CD, SVL2-0824, scarce
1988....****....none....Elvis In Nashville: 1956-1971 (BMG Club)...........50,000
1988....-----....none....Elvis Country........................................50,000.....6330-2, diff album than the '71 title
1989....-----....none....Known Only To Him: Elvis Gospel 1957-71.........175,000
1989....-----....none....Essential Elvis, Vol 2: Stereo '57....................200,000
1989....-----....none....Elvis Double Feature: Speedway-Clambake (PAIR).....50,000.....Rca-Pair PDC2-1250, 1CD
1989....****....none....Rock 'N' Roll Era: Elvis The King: 54-65 (TIME-LIFE).....250,000
1989....****....none....King of Rock & Roll (FRANKLIN MINT).....................1,000.....rare, DMC1-0902
1989....-----....none....Christmas Classics.......................................375,000.....245k-SScanOct10
1989....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: For LP Fans Only......................70,000
1989....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: A Date With Elvis....................70,000
1990....-----....none....Vintage 55 Elvis (OAK)....................................25,000.....oak 1003, 8 tracks
1990....-----....none....The Great Performances.................................150,000.....Rca 2227-2, + Pair issue (PDC2-1251), 1CD
1990....-----....none....Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog & Other Top 10 Hits.....75,000
1990....****....none....Memories (RADIO SHACK/JCP).............................50,000.....Rca DPK1-0904, cassette-only
1991....****....none....King Of Rock & Roll At His Best (SPECIAL MUSIC)......5,000.....4CD, bmg s4d-4965sc, scarce
1991....-----....none....Essential Elvis, Vol 3: Hits Like Never Before..........120,000
1991....-----....none....Elvis Presley Sings 'Leiber & Stoller'......................80,000
1991....-----....none....Collector's Gold.......................................100,000.....3CD, includes standard + & collector eds
1991....-----....none....For The Asking: The Lost Album.........................50,000
1991....****....none....Elvis at His Romantic Best (AVON)......................30,000
1992....159....2002....The Complete 50's Masters...............PLAT x 2.......450,000.....5-disc multiplier for cert
1992....-----....none....From His Heart: His Greatest Love Songs.............50,000
1992....-----....2010....Blue Christmas..............................Platinum....1,000,000.....772k-SScanDec12
1993....****....none....Double Features (QVC-HOME SHOPPING)...............15,000.....4CD, ltd edition sold out
1993....-----....none....Double Feature: Love In Las Vegas-Roustabout.......100,000.....70k-SScanSep10
1993....-----....none....Double Feature: World's Fair-Fun In Acapulco..........40,000.....deleted late 90's
1993....-----....none....Double Feature: Harem Scarum-Girl Happy.............40,000.....deleted late 90's
1993....-----....2004....The Essential 60's Masters.................Platinum.......225,000.....5-disc multiplier for cert
1993....-----....none....Double Feature: Kid Galahad-Girls, Girls, Girls.........40,000.....deleted late 90's
1993....-----....none....Double Feature: Frankie & Johnny-Paradise..........40,000.....deleted late 90's
1994....094....2002....If Every Day Was Like Christmas........Platinum....1,200,000
1994....****....none....Elvis: His Life And Music (FRIEDMAN FAIRFAX)......5,000.....4CD, scarce
1994....-----....none....Double Feature: Spinout-Double Trouble...............30,000.....deleted late 90's
1994....-----....none....Double Feature: Kissin Cousins-Clambake-Stay Away..30,000.....deleted late 90's
1994....-----....1999....Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances....PLAT x 2...1,300,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert
1995....-----....none....Double Feature: Dream-Flaming-Wild Country..........30,000......deleted late 90's
1995....-----....none....Double Feature: Easy Come Easy Go-Speedway........25,000......deleted late 90's
1995....-----....none....Double Feature: Live-Charro-Trouble-Change Habit....25,000......deleted late 90's
1995....-----....none....The Essential Collection...................................100,000
1995....-----....2002....Heart And Soul...........................Gold...........725,000.....626k-SScanMar13
1995....-----....none....Elvis Gold: The Very Best Of.............................80,000
1995....-----....1999....The Essential 70's Masters................Gold...........125,000.....5-disc multiplier for cert
1995....-----....none....Command Performances: 60's Masters, Vol 2...........105,000.....2CD
1996....-----....none....Elvis '56......................................................275,000.....237k-SScanSep10
1996....-----....none....Essential Elvis, Vol 4: A Hundred Years From Now......75,000
1996....-----....none....Great Country Songs........................................50,000
1996....-----....none....Always On My Mind: Ultimate Love Songs.................50,000
1996....-----....none....Forever In Love..............................................50,000
1996....-----....2000....Gospel Treasury..........................Gold..........375,000.....inc TimeLife+Heartland, 2-disc multiplier for cert
1997....-----....none....Jailhouse Rock............................................80,000.....67453-2
1997....-----....none....24 Karat Hits............................................10,000.....RCA DCC 6ZS-1117-2, ltd ed
1997....****....none....The King and His Movies (FRIEDMAN FAIRFAX).......15,000
1997....****....none....Christmas With Elvis (RCA SP/RAZOR & TIE)........175,000.....inc '07 Sommerset(37965) + Hallmark(38371)
1997....-----....none....Blue Suede Shoes: Original Ballet Soundtrack..........50,000.....2CD
1997....****....none....Blue Suede Box: His Greatest Soundtracks (BMGclub)...20,000.....5CD
1997....085....none....An Afternoon In The Garden............................570,000.....534k-SScanMar13
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Loving You..........................40,000
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: King Creole.........................30,000
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: G.I. Blues...........................50,000
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Blue Hawaii.........................50,000
1997....080....2002....Platinum: A Life In Music...............Gold..........170,000.....22k-SScanAug97, 4-disc multiplier for cert
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Golden Records............300,000.....281k-SScanSep10
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Golden Records, Vol 2.....125,000
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Golden Records, Vol 3.....70,000
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Golden Records, Vol 4......50,000
1997....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Golden Records, Vol 5......50,000
1997....-----....none....Elvis Raw: Early Live Recordings (OUT WEST).......30,000
1997....****....none....Collection: Love Songs (TIME-LIFE)...................200,000.....2CD, strong seller
1997....****....none....Collection: Rock 'N' Roll (TIME-LIFE).................100,000.....2CD
1997....****....none....Collection: Movie Magic (TIME-LIFE)..................55,000.....2CD
1997....-----....none....Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits.........................70,000.....67565-2
1998....-----....none....A Touch Of Platinum: A Life In Music, Vol 1......40,000.....2CD, 67592-2
1998....-----....none....A Touch Of Platinum: A Life In Music, Vol 2......40,000.....2CD, 67593-2
1998....-----....none....Elvis Presley Love Songs............................150,000.....67595-2
1998....159....none....Collection: Country (TIME-LIFE)....................175,000.....2CD, includes the charting 2000 ed
1998....****....none....Collection: From The Heart (TIME-LIFE)...........100,000.....2CD
1998....****....none....Collection: The Rocker (TIME-LIFE)................100,000.....2CD
1998....****....none....Collection: The Romantic (TIME-LIFE)............100,000.....2CD
1998....****....none....Collection: Gospel (TIME-LIFE).....................80,000.....2CD
1998....****....none....Collection: Rhythm & Blues (TIME-LIFE)...........70,000.....2CD
1998....****....none....Collection: Treasures 1953-58 (TIME-LIFE)........70,000.....2CD
1998....****....none....Collection: Treasures 1960-63 (TIME-LIFE).........70,000.....2CD
1998....-----....none....Essential Elvis, Vol 5: Rhythm And Country.......75,000
1998....-----....none....Tiger Man..............................................40,000.....67611-2
1998....-----....none....Can't Help Falling In Love - The Hollywood Hits....40,000
1998....057....none....Memories: The '68 Comeback Special................100,000.....2CD
1999....-----....none....Sunrise................................................60,000.....2CD, 25k sold thru 2001
1999....-----....none....Elvis: The Home Recordings......................35,000
1999....-----....none....Suspicious Minds: The Memphis '69 Anthology....50,000.....2CD
1999....-----....none....Tomorrow Is A Long Time..........................50,000
1999....-----....none....Burning Love.........................................75,000
1999....****....none....Collection: Treasures 1964-69 (TIME-LIFE).........100,000.....2CD
1999....****....none....Collection: Treasures 1970-76 (TIME-LIFE).........100,000.....2CD
1999....****....none....Collection: Fun At The Movies (TIME-LIFE).......100,000.....2CD
1999....163....none....Artist Of The Century...............................125,000.....56k-SScanDec03, 3-CD
1999....-----....none....The Collection.....................................3,000.....1k-SScanDec03, 30-CD
1999....-----....none....He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley...150,000.....2CD
1999....-----....none....Essential Elvis, Vol 6: Such A Night....................60,000
1999....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Presley.........................100,000
1999....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis..................................80,000
1999....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Is Back.........................60,000
1999....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Something For Everybody........30,000
1999....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Pot Luck...........................50,000
1999....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: On Stage..........................40,000
1999....057....2010....It's Christmas Time...................PLAT x 3....3,050,000.....1.49m-SScanDec12 (709k-SScanNov05)
2000....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: From Elvis In Memphis......40,000
2000....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Promised Land.............40,000
2000....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Moody Blue..................50,000
2000....-----....none....Special Edition: That's The Way It Is............25,000.....3CD
2000....****....none....The Love Songs (GREEN HILL)...................65,000
2000....090....none....Peace In The Valley: Complete Gospel Recordings...135,000.....99k-SScanJan09, 3-CD
2000....162....none....White Christmas........................................485,000.....403k-SScanDec05
2000....****....none....Collection: Christmas (TIME-LIFE)...................65,000
2000....-----....none....Best Of 'Artist Of The Century'......................100,000
2001....081....2011....Very Best Of Love..................................Gold...........665,000.....345k ('07 reissue)-SScanMar13
2001....****....none....Nearer My God To Thee (PROVIDENT)...........60,000
2001....****....none....He Is My Everything (PROVIDENT).............50,000
2001....****....none....Lead Me, Guide Me (PROVIDENT)...............50,000
2001....****....none....It Is No Secret (PROVIDENT).....................50,000
2001....****....none....I'll Be Home For Christmas (PROVIDENT).65,000
2001....-----....none....Good Rockin' Elvis..............................40,000.....DMC-13063
2001....-----....none....Gospel Classics.......................................40,000.....DMC-13095
2001....****....none....Very Best Of Elvis: 30 Greatest Hits (HEARTLAND)...30,000.....2CD
2001....****....none....The Gospel Songs (GREEN HILL).......................65,000
2001....-----....none....Live In Las Vegas......................................35,000.....4CD
2001....-----....none....The Best Of Elvis Presley.............................80,000
2001....150....2010....50 Greatest Love Songs.........................Gold...........290,000.....2-disc multiplier for cert
2001....-----....none....The Country Side Of Elvis....................25,000.....2CD, 67990-
2001....-----....none....The Blue Suede Shoes Collection..................3,000.....30-CD
2002....-----....none....1954-1956: The Elvis Broadcasts (STARDUST)....20,000.....CLP 1196-2
2002....-----....none....Enhanced Edition: Elvis Country..................40,000
2002....180....none....Today, Tomorrow & Forever.................100,000.....63k-SScanDec03, 4cd
2002....****....none....The Christmas Songs (GREEN HILL).........65,000
2002....****....none....The Country Songs (GREEN HILL)..........50,000
2002....-----....none....Roots Revolution: Louisiana Hayride (TOMATO)...20,000.....TOM-2080
2002....001....2009....30 #1 Hits............................PLAT x 5....5,190,000.....4.85m-SScanMar13, inc Deluxe edition
2003....****....none....The Movie Songs (GREEN HILL)..................25,000
2003....-----....none....Elvis: Close Up...................................50,000.....25k-SScan07, 4cd
2003....003....2003....Elvis: 2nd To None.....................Platinum....1,120,000.....952k-SScanAug10
2003....175....none....Christmas Peace......................200,000.....174k-SScanSep10, 2cd
2004....-----....none....Elvis ASun.......................................30,000.....61205-2
2004....-----....none....Elvis Presley: Artist Collection..............30,000.....63627-2
2004....****....none....Love Songs (HALLMARK)...................70,000
2004....092....none....Boy From Tupolo (HEAR MUSIC/STARBUCKS)...165,000.....DRC-13597 (40k)+09 re:A-762139(80k)
2004....****....none....American Legends: Christmas Favorites (Cracker Barrel)..45,000.....DRC-13623
2004....****....none....American Legends: Elvis Presley (Cracker Barrel).......35,000......DRC-13624
2004....169....2009....Ultimate Gospel.........................Gold...........590,000.....302k-SScanAug06 + 53k-SScanJul07 ('07 re)
2004....****....none....Elvis: From His Roots (TIMELESS)...............35,000.....3CD
2005....129....none....Love, Elvis.......................................200,000.....42k-SScanMar05w-6
2005....****....none....Pure Elvis (GREEN HILL).......................15,000.....3CD
2005....015....none....Elvis By The Presleys.......................300,000.....229k-SScanOct05, 2-disc multiplier?
2005....-----....none....Live From Las Vegas.........................0,000.....BMG 77440-2
2005....****....none....Elvis: Songs From The Movies (TIMELESS).......20,000.....3CD
2005....-----....none....HitStory...........................................90,000.....55k-SScanJan09, 3cd
2006....-----....none....Elvis Rock: Genre Collection...............200,000.....181k (physical)-SScanSep12
2006....-----....none....Elvis Country: Genre Collection.............170,000.....168k-SScanMar13
2006....-----....none....Elvis Inspirational: Genre Collection............145,000.....142k-SScanMar13
2006....-----....none....Elvis Live: Genre Collection..................45,000.....50k-wholesale
2006....-----....none....Elvis Movies: Genre Collection.............45,000.....50k-wholesale
2006....-----....none....Elvis R & B: Genre Collection..............45,000.....50k-wholesale
2006....068....2011....Elvis Christmas............Gold...........650,000.....633k-SScanDec12
2006....-----....none....Elvis: Rock 'n' Roll Hero..................40,000.....Sony BMG 85089-2
2007....073....2010....The Essential Elvis Presle.Gold...........495,000.....488k-SScanJan13, 2-disc mult for cert
2007....-----....none....Elvis At The Movies...................30,000.....2CD
2007....054....none....Elvis Viva Las Vegas.....................100,000.....56k-SScanOct07, 2cd (+1-disc version)
2007....081....none....Home For The Holidays................210,000.....190k-SScanDec11
2008....-----....none....American Legends: Elvis Presley, Vol 2 (Cracker Barrel)..15,000.....cr-02982
2008....-----....none....Super Hits..................................................50,000.....A-721785
2008....-----....none....Rock & Roll Legend (HALLMARK).....................20,000.....A-721837
2008....188....none....Playlist: The Very Best Of Elvis Presley...........75,000.....19k-SScanAug08
2008....-----....none....The Complete '68 Comeback Special............30,000.....4CD
2008....017....none....Christmas Duets..................................515,000.....510k-SScanDec12 (inc both versions)
2008....-----....none....Inspirational Memories........................70,000.....54k-SScanDec11
2008....-----....none....Timeless Favorites (SOMMERSET)...........35,000.....2CD, 43314
2009....-----....none....Triple Feature: Burning/Separate Ways/Walk Alone...10,000.....A-751182, 3CD
2009....-----....none....Love Me Tender: The Love Songs (CORNING).........30,000.....A-756962
2009....-----....none....The Music Of Elvis Presley: The 1950's.............20,000.....RCA Legacy 55720-2, 3cd
2009....-----....none....The Collection: Triplepack....................20,000.....Sony 55960-2, his first 3 LPs expanded
2009....-----....none....I Believe: The Gospel Masters............40,000.....4k-SScanApr09, 4cd
2009....-----....none....The Complete Masters Collection (FRANKLIN MINT)..1,000.....36-CD
2009....-----....none....Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight......................30,000.....9k first 5 weeks, 4cd
2010....043....none....Elvis 75..................................................110,000.....102k-SScanMar13
2010....-----....none....75th Anniversary CD Set (FRANKLIN MINT)........10,000.....3CD
2010....057....none....Elvis: Memories (QVC)................................55,000.....9k-SScanWk-1, 3cd
2010....-----....none....Gospel-An Evening Prayer...........................200,000.....192k-SScanJan13
2010....-----....none....Playlist: Very Best Gospel Of Elvis Presley.......20,000.....Sony 76400, (2 versions)
2010....-----....none....Doubleplay: Fun Pack.............................10,000.....Sony 78849, cd + dvd
2010....-----....none....The Complete Elvis Presley Masters.............1,000.....30-CD, limited edition
2010....-----....none....Viva Las Vegas: Movie Soundtrack..............55,000.....54k-SScanMar13, A-763237
2010....048....none....Viva Elvis-The Album................................75,000.....44k-SScanJan11w-8
2010....-----....none....Legacy Edition: On Stage........................10,000.....2CD, 63213-2
2011....-----....none....Legacy Edition: Elvis Presley....................20,000.....2CD
2011....199....none....Legacy Edition: Elvis Is Back..................25,000.....3k-SScanMar11w-1, 2CD
2011....-----....none....Legacy Edition: From Elvis In Memphis..........10,000.....2CD
2011....-----....none....Setlist: Very Best Of Elvis Presley Live.........15,000.....Sony 91444
2011....-----....none....Elvis Love Songs (TIME-LIFE)..................10,000.....26082-d
2011....-----....none....Elvis Treasures (QVC)..........................10,000.....3-disc multiplier
2011....-----....none....Young Man With The Big Beat.................6,000.....5CD
2011....-----....none....Classic Collection - Gospel (CRACKER BARREL)..........10,000
2011....-----....none....Complete Louisiana Hayride: 1954-56 (MRS-PHANTASM.3,000
2012....-----....none....Legacy Edition: Elvis Country.........................17,000......2.3k-SScanJan12w-1, 2cd
2012....-----....none....Uncovered...........................................70,000.....66k (physical) - SScanFeb13
2012....-----....none....The Gold And Platinum Collection (READERS DIGEST)..5,000.....3CD
2012....137....none....I Am An Elvis Fan...........................................30,000.....28k- SScanMar13
2012....-----....none....Setlist: Very Best Of Elvis Presley Live: 1950's..........5,000.....Sony 91973
2012....152....none....The Classic Christmas Album...........................50,000.....44k-SScanDec12
2012....-----....none....Original Album Classics..............................5,000.....3.6k-SScanJan13, 5-disc multiplier
2012....187....none....Prince From Another Planet........................20,000.....3.5k-SScanNov12w-1, 2-disc multiplier
2013......................Legacy Edition: Aloha From Hawaii..........scheduled March 2013, 2-disc multiplier

+ domestic US sales of all albums on the 'Follow That Dream' label (1999-date)......1,400,000......avg 14k US sales per album issued
+ domestic US sales of all non-US album releases (1956-date)..........................2,490,000


TOTAL USA ALBUM SALES..................................... 150,500,000

Total Soundscan-registered Album Sales (1991 - Mar 2013) =35,200,000.........Ranks #11 amongst all artists and #2 as catalog artist

RIAA album Certification data as of Feb 1, 2013:

38..Gold.................19,000,000 disc units..................................16,270,000 albums
27..Platinum...........27,000,000 disc units....................................23,200,000 albums
10..PLAT x 2..........20,000,000 disc units...................................14,070,000 albums
9....PLAT x 3..........27,000,000 disc units...................................25,500,000 albums
1....PLAT x 4............4,000,000 disc units.....................................2,000,000 albums
3....PLAT x 5..........15,000,000 disc units.....................................10,000,000 albums
1....PLAT x 6............6,000,000 disc units........................................6,000,000 albums
1....PLAT x 10........10,000,000 disc units......................................10,000,000 albums
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TOTALS .........................128,000,000* disc units.... .107,040,000 albums


* note: the RIAA lists a total of 134.5 million disc units for Presley on its website - ranking #2 amongst all artists
*Presley's RIAA's totals includes 7" EPs.
The above total excludes EPs.
* On the far right column, there may be a Soundscan date indicated. If that is the case, that date is the last available meaning the particular album sold enough copies on that particular week to land inside any one of their charts, thereby allowing the reader of that particular chart to know how many albums it sold that week, the preceeding, as well as totally, again, through the Soundscan system

Summing up, both "Afternoon in the Garden" and "Christmas duets" are ALREADY qualified to receive an RIAA Gold Award, with "The Essential Elvis" and "Elvis by the Presleys" being the two albums which are currently next in line to receive an RIAA upgrade to Platinum, and an RIAA initial Gold certification, respectively.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Hello Jamie,

Thanks. I guess you can draw some conclusions from that list. A few that I've drawn are:

1.) The Legacy Editions sell moderately well, but nothing earth-shattering. I think as time goes on, you might see the sales figures for the Legacy Editions tally up and become more meaningful, as they are a great cursury overview of the best albums released by Presley throughout his career.

2. There are a few titles that seem stuck at a certain figure, yet you have to hope that somehow they can at least reach Gold status. ("Today, Tomorrow And Forever" box set from 2002 - 400,000 units, "Artist Of The Century" box set from 1999 - 375,000 units, "White Christmas" 1 CD from 2000 - 485,000 units, Time-Life's "Love Songs" 2 CD set from 1997 - 400,000 units, Time-Life's "Country" 2 CD set from 1998 - 350,000 units, "Peace In The Valley" 3 CD set from 2000 - 405,000 units)

3. I noticed that you made no mention of "The Essential Elvis Presley 3.0," which was simply a re-release of the 2007 release "The Essential Elvis Presley" but it featured a 3rd disc that included roughly 8 additional songs. How does the RIAA count the sales of the 3.0 version. Do they count it as a separate entity from the original release or are the sales combined? Speaking of which, how does the RIAA count the sales of the 2007 release "Elvis, Viva Las Vegas," given that it was released as a single disc compilation as well as a 2 CD set? Are these sales combined?

4. There are some releases on your list that you just knew didn't sell very well, including the 2000 release of "That's The Way It Is - Special Edition," the 2001 "Live In Las Vegas" box set and the 2003 "Close Up" box set.

5. You mentioned that "Elvis By The Presleys" is close to Gold status. Does it qualify for multi-disc status per the RIAA rules? I know the running time of the second disc is awfully short, with only about 8 tracks.

6. Do you have any idea how the RIAA comes to a total of 134.5 Million? Every time I've tried to break it down, it comes out like this:

Albums
1 Diamond Award X 10 Million = 10 Million
1 Multi-Platinum Award X 6 Million = 6 Million
3 Multi-Platinum Awards X 5 Million = 15 Million
1 Multi-Platinum Award X 4 Million = 4 Million
9 Multi-Platinum Awards X 3 Million = 27 Million
10 Multi-Platinum Awards X 2 Million = 20 Million
27 Platinum Awards X 1 Million = 27 Million
38 Gold Awards X 500,000 = 19 Million

Total Albums = 128 Million

For the extended plays, I come up with this:

Extended Plays
6 Gold Awards X 250,000 = 1.5 Million
8 Platinum Awards X 500,000 = 4 Million
2 Multi-Platinum Awards X 1 Million = 2 Million

Total Extended Plays = 7.5 Million

Combined Total = 128 Million + 7.5 Million = 135.5 Million

Like I said, I don't know how the RIAA derives at a total that's a million less than what I have.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:17 pm

Daryl wrote:Hello Jamie,

Thanks. I guess you can draw some conclusions from that list...


What a great list !

Thanks, Jamie !

Some other conclusions, Daryl:

US buyers just love:

Hits compilations.

Xmas & Sacred stuff.

Soundtracks.

Not so keen on original studio albums like Elvis is Back, From Elvis in Memphis etc. [which is where his best work is found].

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:38 pm

That's The Way It Is Special Edition selling only 25,000!? That seems incredibly low. The other 3 CD release from the same year, Peace In The Valley, sold over 5 times that! The TTWII SE 3 CD set was one of the best releases at the time and is pretty good even today. I had the gut feeling that it sold reasonably well in Europe at the time although I have no data to back it up. It seemed to get noticed at the time. Wasn't it properly promoted in US or could the figure be wrong?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:52 pm

ColinB wrote:
Daryl wrote:Hello Jamie,
Thanks. I guess you can draw some conclusions from that list...

What a great list! Thanks, Jamie! Some other conclusions, Daryl:
US buyers just love: Hits compilations, Xmas & Sacred stuff, Soundtracks.
Not so keen on original studio albums like Elvis is Back, From Elvis in Memphis etc. [which is where his best work is found].

Yes, Colin. I noticed that, too. The so-called casual buyers seem to miss out on a lot of Elvis' best work because they're drawn to certain titles, genres and time periods (early career / extreme late career). It's too bad that albums like Moody Blue outsells From Elvis In Memphis and the like. I noticed that Elvis' R&B albums/cds don't sell well either.

Thanks for the info, Jaime1234!