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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:25 am

I was curious Mael, do you have any sales figures yet for "YOUNG MAN
with the Big Beat"? and if you do, do they include sales from the Sony website?? Thanks for all the info, very much appreciated!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:46 pm

These are the latest figures by Soundscan, showing how the SEVEN top selling Elvis albums did last week. As was the case the previous week, three of them will show up in Billboard's Top 200 albums list, tomorrow, most significantly "Elvis Christmas" at 106, "It's Christmas time", at number 115 and :"An afternoon at the garden": at 175

ALBUM..........THIS WEEK....LAST... TOTALS

ELVIS CHRISTMAS…………12037.....6520... ...543,112
ITS CHRISTMAS TIME…11491.....8393....1,319.0 92
A. IN THE GARDEN 7492...4154.377,945 (highest weekly tally since the album entered the Catalog chart)
CHRISTMAS DUETS...... 5367...2830....,,465.369 (getting close to Gold status now)
BEST OF LOVE .......3647 34....2719.... 193184
ELVIS COUNTRY...... 2863.....2308...,..64.432
BLUE CHRISTMAS,,,,, 2781....1828......729,250

Totals for these 7 albums alone exceed 45,000 copies, or an increase of 13,000 over last week and this in spite of the fact that this was achieved with data available from only 7 of his albums (2 less than last week), as "Elvis Rock" and "Elvis Gospel> An evening prayer" yielded results below those made available by the Top 200 catalog chart. They may have sold 1,000 each.

In fact, even if we only add the sales of these 7 albums, Elvis tally for the last month is in excess of 123,000 units, or what could be the equivalent of about 4,000 copies per day.
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:01 pm

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Comment: This week, An Evening Prayer and Elvis Rock drops out of the Top 200. It was required 2,659 in sales to make the chart,
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New SoundScan totals:
- It's Christmas Time - 1 319 092
- Elvis' Christmas - 543 112
- An Afternoon In The Garden - 377 945
- Best Of Love - 193 184
- Elvis Country - 64 432
- Christmas Duets - 465 369
- Blue Christmas - 729 250

/Martin
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:34 pm

Hi, just a little suggestion. Since this week's tallies for both "Elvis Rock" and "Elvis Gospel" are not known, woudn't it be more precise if, instead of you placing a zero at the appropriate section of your table, that you substitute the zero for a N.A (Not available). Thanks a million
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:58 pm

As noted on another blog, on the week prior to this last one, Elvis Presley had sold more catalog albums (32,609, as per Soundscan) than any other artist in the US (based on the Top 200 Catalog album chart). That week, Elvis also had the most titles listed on this chart, nine.

#1 Elvis Presley 32,609
#2 Susan Boyle 21,219
#3 Adele 18,512

- Pink Floyd 13,457
- Michael Jackson 11,209
- Frank Sinatra 8,455

Now, this week, he's increased the tally to an addiitonal 45,000 units sold, again, as per Soundscan.

Along with Transiberian (LOL), he is one of only two acts listed twice in Billboard top 25 catalog chart, each with two entries. Thankfully (LOL), Elvis is the only one who appears on a third album in that list as well, that which is currently ranked 7 (the NOW XMAS 4 double album), as his "Here comes Santa Claus" is included therein, in disk 2.

In fact, as that same song (recorded on September 6, 1957 with Scotty Moore on Electric Guitar , Elvis Presley on acoustic, Bill Black on bass, D.J. Fontana on drums, Dudley Brooks on piano, and Millie Kirkham Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Hugh Jarrett on backing vocals, Take 2 being the Master) is also available in both "Elvis' Christmas Album", and "It's Christmas time", that makes Elvis the only artist with the same song repeated thrice in the list of the top 25 catalog albums in the US for the current week. Call it, if you will, a very persistent song (LOL. great for the song's writers or, to be more precise, for the descendants of both Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman).

I think Boyle, with her 2 albums, and the Stones were second and third in quantities of catalog albums sold this last week, respectively.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:25 pm

Jaime1234 wrote:Hi, just a little suggestion. Since this week's tallies for both "Elvis Rock" and "Elvis Gospel" are not known, woudn't it be more precise if, instead of you placing a zero at the appropriate section of your table, that you substitute the zero for a N.A (Not available). Thanks a million

Fixed. Could you please edit your post (which - in the quote - includes my table) and remove the image/table (so people don't misstakenly copy the wrong table). Thanks in advance.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:50 pm

Mael wrote:
Jaime1234 wrote:Hi, just a little suggestion. Since this week's tallies for both "Elvis Rock" and "Elvis Gospel" are not known, woudn't it be more precise if, instead of you placing a zero at the appropriate section of your table, that you substitute the zero for a N.A (Not available). Thanks a million

Fixed. Could you please edit your post (which - in the quote - includes my table) and remove the image/table (so people don't misstakenly copy the wrong table). Thanks in advance.



Done

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (25/11: new update!)

Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:40 am

Love your new additions, like the asterisk. Incidentally, should either An evening prayer or Elvis Rock return to the BB200 catalog chart, say, next week, you may be able to account for their respective missing sales this week, since in all probability they will be mentioned as "last week"' tallies, no matter how little copies they sold. i bet they each sold like 1,100, tops. Thanks buddy!!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (30/11: new update!)

Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:28 pm

Digital tracks catalog: Pos. 48 5448 / 399207

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (30/11: new update!)

Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:29 pm

Oh i forget it´s for BLUE CHRISTMAS!! Sorry

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (30/11: new update!)

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:06 pm

Great to see that ELVIS´debut album and the first volume of the Golden Records are still doing well.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (30/11: new update!)

Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:05 pm

jeanno wrote:Great to see that ELVIS´debut album and the first volume of the Golden Records are still doing well.

Where do you see this?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (30/11: new update!)

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:27 am

(US) SoundScan's Best-Selling - Album - Artists through last week:
Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Nielsen on March 1, 1991.

1) Garth Brooks (68,554,000)
2) The Beatles (63,100,000)
3) Mariah Carey (53,474,000)
4) Metallica (53,059,000)
5) Celine Dion (51,415,000)
6) George Strait (43,138,000)
7) Eminem (41,028,000)
8 ) Tim McGraw (40,075,000)
9) Alan Jackson (38,771,000)
10) Pink Floyd (37,069,000)

11) U2 (34,715,000)
12) Kenny G (34,248,000)
13) Shania Twain (34,118,000)
14) Elvis Presley (33,656,000)
15) Michael Jackson (32,722,000)
16) Britney Spears (32,432,000)
17) AC/DC (31,489,000)
18) Pearl Jam (31,082,000)
19) Backstreet Boys (30,958,000)
20) Dave Matthews Band (30,725,000)

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Last time a Top20 was published, was on January 1st, 2008. That time, Elvis Presley ranked #16 with 29.471,000 in sales.

In the period January 1, 2008 - December 4, 2011, Elvis Presley sold 4,185 million albums in the US.
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:09 am

with these kind of sales figures, I don`t think we will have to worry to much about the loss of viva elvis that`s for sure!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:57 pm

Biggest increasers since end of 2007 :

1. Michael Jackson +13,681,000 (+46 positions)
2. Eminem +8,158,000 (+5)
3. The Beatles +7,405,000 (=)
4. AC/DC +5,803,000 (+12)
5. Metallica +4,389,000 (+1)
6. Elvis Presley +4,185,000 (+2)
7. George Strait +3,967,000 (=)
8. Tim McGraw +3,662,000 (-1)
9. Mariah Carey +3,537,000 (=)
10. Alan Jackson +3,505,000 (-1)

11. Britney Spears +3,208,000 (+2)
12. U2 +2,628,000 (+2)
13. Pink Floyd +2,616,000 (-1)
14. Dave Matthews Band +2,181,000 (+1)
15. Celine Dion +1,732,000 (-1)
16. Pearl Jam +1,709,000 (-1)
17. Kenny G +1,176,000 (-1)
18. Garth Brooks +1,152,000 (=)
19. Shania Twain +587,000 (-3)
20. Backstreet Boys +362,000 (-4)

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:03 am

Are there likely to be any significant sales figures not picked up by Soundscan for Elvis and come to that for any of the other artists listed?
If so from what sources might these be and what are the likely figures?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (30/11: new update!)

Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:40 pm

Mael wrote:(US) SoundScan's Best-Selling - Album - Artists through last week:
Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Nielsen on March 1, 1991.

1) Garth Brooks (68,554,000)
2) The Beatles (63,100,000)
3) Mariah Carey (53,474,000)
4) Metallica (53,059,000)
5) Celine Dion (51,415,000)
6) George Strait (43,138,000)
7) Eminem (41,028,000)
8 ) Tim McGraw (40,075,000)
9) Alan Jackson (38,771,000)
10) Pink Floyd (37,069,000)

11) U2 (34,715,000)
12) Kenny G (34,248,000)
13) Shania Twain (34,118,000)
14) Elvis Presley (33,656,000)
15) Michael Jackson (32,722,000)
16) Britney Spears (32,432,000)
17) AC/DC (31,489,000)
18) Pearl Jam (31,082,000)
19) Backstreet Boys (30,958,000)
20) Dave Matthews Band (30,725,000)

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Last time a Top20 was published, was on January 1st, 2008. That time, Elvis Presley ranked #16 with 29.471,000 in sales.

In the period January 1, 2008 - December 4, 2011, Elvis Presley sold 4,185 million albums in the US.



The more time, years, decades come to pass, the better seems to be for Elvis' position, no matter which number he may fall on the Soundscan top 20. For example, right now, at the end of 2011, he is at number 14. Considering the fact that he is by far the one who was born the earliest (76 years prior), started recording the earliest (57 years ago), and most importantly, stepped his feet in a recording studio for the last time the earliest (35 years ago), while the others, with the exception of the Beatles, are still recording, this Elvis result at number 14 on the SoundScan ranking is certainly an achievement of historic proportions as far as the recording industry is concerned.

Of course, his sales achievements are only partially reflected, since his tallies ( again with the exception of those of the Beatles, two of whose members are alive and recording), were peerless BEFORE the SoundScan era began.

To say that Elvis sold 33 million albums since SoundScan began may appear to be insignificant, when compared with Brooks, but Garth, naturally because of his age, has nothing to show for before Soundscan while Elvis does, especially in the 15 year period between his death and the launching of Soundscan, as reflected in the RIAA data.

He's the only artist from the 50's there, competing ( while no longer on this earth,) with recording artists who, one way or another, are still either recording themselves, or alive and kicking and giving concerts and appearing on television, in talk shows with the aim of peddling their records.

Who, may I ask, will not go to a record shop or buy a Pink Floyd CD on the net, after seeing or hearing about their being reunited, of sorts, at Live 8 and as recently as in 2005? .

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:21 am

To me the significant thing in the numbers is that Elvis is STILL selling in those numbers almost 35 years after his passing.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:17 am

JerryNodak wrote:To me the significant thing in the numbers is that Elvis is STILL selling in those numbers almost 35 years after his passing.


Right, and he's the only of those of his era, and before, and most right after, with those big numbers.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:30 pm

Thanks to Mael for those latest numbers.

I think if I was not a fan, and was looking at that most recent list of the biggest sellers in the Soundscan era, I would probably say: "Wow, Elvis Presley can still sell that many copies in America?"

It's an amazing statistic.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:00 am

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New SoundScan Totals (Albums) :
- It's Christmas Time - 1 350 376
- Elvis' Christmas - 569 661
- An Afternoon In The Garden - 389 128
- Christmas Duets - 476 448
- Blue Christmas - 736 592
- Best Of Love (2007 re-issue) - 200 768
- Elvis Inspirational Memories - 53 821
- Elvis Country - 70 560
- An Evening Prayer - 119 134
- Elvis Rock - 128 787
- Home For The Holidays - 188 155

New SoundScan Totals (Digital Tracks) :
- Blue Christmas - 417 125 (10,344 purchased downloads this week)
- Here Comes Santa Claus - 73 832 (4,067 purchased downloads this week)


Martin

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (15/12: new update!)

Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:02 pm

Amazing figures. Thanks Mael! Elvis has sold almost 120.000 cd's in last 2 weeks. That's impressive.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (15/12: new update!)

Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:46 pm

This is pretty kool and interesting.

Too bad they're are so many cluttered releases, (5 Christmas ?), as opposed to selling maybe 1 or 2 good titles so they could garner major sales for certain albums.

Someone asked previously, how are soundscan sales for "Young Man With The Big Beat" ?

I've been to 6 Best Buys in eastern N.C. and not one of them carried, or were carrying this box. Strange.

The sales rep wanted to order it for me at the store, but I told her, "Why? .."I can do it at home and have it delivered srt8 to the house." !!!

How 'bout Elvis:Live genre cd ? Now that's a kick ass album. I see this one stocked well all the time.

Any of the recent "Legacy Edition" releases ???

Oh, and how about some older catalog titles like, Elvis' Golden Records ?

There's just no way that this Lp/cd couldn't be anywhere near "Diamond" certificaton in 2011.

Thanks in advance.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (15/12: new update!)

Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:25 am

I'm not familiar with the title Elvis Inspirational Memories. Could someone please post some info. Thank you.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (06/12: new update!)

Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:23 am

Jaime1234 wrote:
JerryNodak wrote:To me the significant thing in the numbers is that Elvis is STILL selling in those numbers almost 35 years after his passing.


Right, and he's the only of those of his era, and before, and most right after, with those big numbers.


Not quite, as Frank Sinatra is just under the 30 million sales mark with regards to the soundscan era. And his music is no stranger to the Billboard 200, either -- Best of the Best debuted at No. 23 just a few weeks ago, which was the same peak position as 2009's Seduction: Sinatra Sings Songs of Love. Three Sinatra albums have made the top-ten since 1993, with Duets and Duets II peaking at No. 2 and No. 9, respectively, and 2008's Nothing But the Best also peaking at No. 2. Including the aforementioned, 8 Sinatra releases have made the top 40 since 1993, with 17 albums making the chart since the year 2000.