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Re: Here's a couple of "up-to-date" SoundScan (US) sales-fig

Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:24 pm

New Soundscan Sales-figures (Sales to August 14, 2011)

Top Catalog Albums
#12 An Afternoon In The Garden 4,025 -5 4,254 318,078
#94 The Very Best Of Love (2007) 1,820 -18 2,216 155,793
#108 An Evening Prayer 1,719 -8 1,869 88,589
#121 Elvis Rock 1,639 -9 1,807 100,768

Cheers,
Martin

Re: Here's a couple of "up-to-date" SoundScan (US) sales-fig

Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:40 pm

Mael wrote:New Soundscan Sales-figures (Sales to August 14, 2011)

Top Catalog Albums
#12 An Afternoon In The Garden 4,025 -5 4,254 318,078
#94 The Very Best Of Love (2007) 1,820 -18 2,216 155,793
#108 An Evening Prayer 1,719 -8 1,869 88,589
#121 Elvis Rock 1,639 -9 1,807 100,768

Cheers,
Martin

Great!Thanks so much for your work!
It would be very interesting to see all the SS figures for Elvis-if I ever win the lottery(LOL)I will subscribe to SS!

So much of Elvis, sales impact gets lost when taking into account the enormous number of releases available on the market-his per CD numbers are in effect far lower as a result,but he still sells amazingly well.
I wonder if his total SS numbers thru 2010 are anywhere to be found?Last numbers I saw were I think from 2009?
These 4 titles sold 9,203 "units" between them.Incredible.

Re: Here's a couple of "up-to-date" SoundScan (US) sales-fig

Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:23 pm

Mael wrote:New Soundscan Sales-figures (Sales to August 14, 2011)

Top Catalog Albums
#12 An Afternoon In The Garden 4,025 -5 4,254 318,078
#94 The Very Best Of Love (2007) 1,820 -18 2,216 155,793
#108 An Evening Prayer 1,719 -8 1,869 88,589
#121 Elvis Rock 1,639 -9 1,807 100,768

Cheers,
Martin


"Elvis Rock", the genre cd released in '06 has scanned over 100,000 units, 'bout time ! LOL

No, seriously, nice to see a collection of all Elvis' 1950's "rock" recordings sell at least that many.

took only 5 years to get there, but anyway ...

I wonder how many "Elvis Live" has scanned ? (my personal fav among the genre cd's).

What is really amazing, well, maybe not, is that "An Evening Prayer" has been out about a year and already has sales approaching 100,000 ! If this rate keeps up, in a year or so from now, looks like we might add another "GOLD" to our Elvis list.

Good work Martin.

Re: Here's a couple of "up-to-date" SoundScan (US) sales-fig

Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:22 pm

New Soundscan Sales-figures (Sales to August 21, 2011)

Top Catalog Albums
#11 An Afternoon In The Garden 3,902 -3% 4,025 321,980
#81 The Very Best Of Love (2007 re-issue) 1,867 +3% 1,820 157,660
#102 An Evening Prayer 1,670 -3% 1,719 90,259
#108 Elvis Rock 1,612 -2% 1,639 102,380
#134 Elvis 30 #1 Hits 1,471 11% 1,320 4,760,478

Comment: Since October 2010, 30 #1 Hits has scanned 80,000 units. In this time-period, the album has not re-entered the Catalog chart (Top 50) one time.

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On this week's Music DVD chart, 'Elvis: Great Performances' returns to #1. (Chart run: 1-3-1)

Cheers,
Martin

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:35 pm

I've been waiting for 30 #1 hits to crack the 5 million mark, and it seems to take forever, hurry up USA!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:34 pm

Wait no longer, the RIAA certified it at 5 Million in 2009



PRESLEY, ELVIS ELVIS: 30 #1 HITS September 24, 2002 July 22, 2009 RCA RECORDS

5.00x MULTI PLATINUM ALBUM SOLO

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:09 pm

patpetersen wrote:Wait no longer, the RIAA certified it at 5 Million in 2009



PRESLEY, ELVIS ELVIS: 30 #1 HITS September 24, 2002 July 22, 2009 RCA RECORDS

5.00x MULTI PLATINUM ALBUM SOLO


That's RIAA, not Soundscan.

RIAA is based on units shipped to retailers minus returns, Soundscan is more accurate, it's the sales of albums to consumers, though not all retailers have the tracking ability.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:49 pm

SoundScan (US) Sales-figures (Sales to August 28, 2011)

Top Catalog Albums
#10 An Afternoon In The Garden 3658 -6% 3902 325,638
#86 The Very Best Of Love (2007 re-issue) 1767 -5% 1867 159,427
#128 An Evening Prayer 1450 -13% 1670 91,709
#154 Elvis 30 #1 Hits 1340 -9% 1471 4,761,818
#160 Elvis Rock 1324 -18% 1612 103,704

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:45 pm

(US) Sales-figures from this week's Billboard charts (sales to September 4, 2011)

Top Catalog Albums
#19 An Afternoon In The Garden 329,150
#58 The Very Best Of Love (2007 re-issue) 161,705
#136 An Evening Prayer 93,285
#153 Elvis Rock 105,170

Digital Tracks Catalog:
#184 Can't Help Falling In Love 478,540

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:03 am

Notice how dominant his 50's sides are.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:59 am

I can't remember the last time I specifically made it a point to listen to a '50s song(s).

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:58 pm

JerryNodak wrote:I can't remember the last time I specifically made it a point to listen to a '50s song(s).


What's wrong with you ?

Too Much My Boy ? LOL

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:33 pm

'50s Elvis has never been my "favorite" Elvis. But if I were to seek out a '50s song to play it would be
Big Hunk O' Love. 'My Boy'? I can take it or leave it.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:14 am

JerryNodak wrote:'50s Elvis has never been my "favorite" Elvis. But if I were to seek out a '50s song to play it would be
Big Hunk O' Love. 'My Boy'? I can take it or leave it.


It's ok Jerry, I understand, but man, "50's Elvis" is so hard to pass up.

Still nice to see "Elvis Rock" selling over 100,000 units.

As for "My Boy", nah I'll pass.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:06 pm

When Nielsen SoundScan released its year-end sales charts for 2001, eight 9/11-boosted songs ranked among the year's 200 best-selling singles. Three placed in the top 50: Houston's "The Star Spangled Banner," Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" and Tippin's "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly." Further down the list were Enya's "Only Time," Elvis Presley's "America The Beautiful," Randy Travis' "America Will Always Stand," LeAnn Rimes' "God Bless America" and Daniel Rodriguez's "God Bless America."

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_ ... ember-day/

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:45 pm

It's nice to see some of these very good and worthwhile releases find an audience, at last.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:33 pm

Soundscan/Chart Update ! (Sales as of October 31, 2011)

Top Catalog Albums:
#18 AN AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN 3706 -2 3798 358.055
#60 BEST OF LOVE (2007 Re-issue) 2233 -1 2249 181.377
#66 ELVIS COUNTRY 2055 -1 2069 54.347
#96 AN EVENING PRAYER 1632 5 1560 104.883
#121 ELVIS ROCK 1463 7 1362 116.211
#174 IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME 1.231 113 578 1.287.352

Top Seasonal Albums:
#21 IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME 1.231 113 578 1.287.352
#25 ELVIS' CHRISTMAS 1119 94 577 517.412
#61 CHRISTMAS DUETS 559 83 305 454.154
#93 BLUE CHRISTMAS 352 113 165 721.960


Together, these 9 albums accumulated 14,350 in sales this past week.

/Martin

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:38 am

Any sales data on 2nd To None ?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:27 pm

What about "Elvis By The Presleys"? Being that it was a 2 CD set, it would have only needed 250,000 units sold to go Gold. I'm also curious about the "Today, Tomorrow And Forever" box set. Any numbers out there yet on either the Legacy Edition of "Elvis Presley" or the "Young Man With The Big Beat" box set?

By the looks of it, "Christmas Duets" is getting very close, if it hasn't already gone over the 500,000 threshold for a gold record. I'm also kind of curious about "2nd To None." The album sold moderately well initially but over time it's become clear that "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" has become a evergreen title while its followup "2nd To None" has not.

Daryl

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:36 pm

Top 5 best-selling Elvis' albums in the past three months [August 1, 2011 - October 31, 2011]:

Rank | Title | Scanned sales
#1 - An Afternoon In The Garden - 48 256
#2 - The Very Best Of Love - 29 620
#3 - An Evening Prayer - 19 882
#4 - Elvis Rock - 18 889
#5 - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - 16 044

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:23 pm

Mael wrote:Top 5 best-selling Elvis' albums in the past three months [August 1, 2011 - October 31, 2011]:

Rank | Title | Scanned sales
#1 - An Afternoon In The Garden - 48 256
#2 - The Very Best Of Love - 29 620
#3 - An Evening Prayer - 19 882
#4 - Elvis Rock - 18 889
#5 - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - 16 044


Is this the U.S. only? Thanks for your hard work and info Mael, much appreciated!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:39 pm

Mael wrote:Top 5 best-selling Elvis' albums in the past three months [August 1, 2011 - October 31, 2011]:

Rank | Title | Scanned sales
#1 - An Afternoon In The Garden - 48 256
#2 - The Very Best Of Love - 29 620
#3 - An Evening Prayer - 19 882
#4 - Elvis Rock - 18 889
#5 - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - 16 044


Thanks for the info. If Afternoon keeps selling like this it should pass 500,000 mark next year.

Wonder if they put out Legacy Edition of the original MSG album out next year. It's the 40th anniversary. Remastered MSG album plus Afternoon on the second disc would make a very nice release.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:09 am

Gold Record wrote:Any sales data on 2nd To None ?


I saw a page that listed this particular release scanning just over 900,000 units.
It got close, but I have seen no recent figures for an accurate amount.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:14 am

No wonder that album titles with Elvis struggle to pass the gold, platinum and diamond marks.
Take E1. Which of the variations has passed the 5P mark? I guess the first and original release. But, when you take a look at the other packages, including E1, no wonder it stays at 5P.
A pairing of E1 & E2 filing under Elvis Forever. The same pair included in the HITSTORY set and so on.
Another great one, the 70's Camden album Elvis' Christmas Album, which reached the diamond line, has been spread out under several different titles, some of which has gained G and P status individually.
The mess of the catalogue prevents many album titles from reaching individual sales thropies.
But, as a whole, the number of Elvis records sold in the US alone and not least WW is only a good guess. But, the number must be huge!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures (3/11: 9 new sales-figures)

Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:41 pm

Since Soundscan, Elvis is in the Top 25 or 20 I believe but not the top ten. Some of it is the mess of the catalog. People buy their one greatest hits and think that's it because the stores are filled with greatest hits.

But you're right Bajo. If you add up the core hits from the late 1950s and early 1960s on every edition, the numbers are over 30 million units and maybe even 40 million units in the US alone. Just look at the mere certified numbers for "Don't Be Cruel."

Original single- 4 million.

Elvis' Gold Records 6 million

Worldwide Gold Award Hits 1 million. (This is a guess based on award for 2 million and the fact that it's listed at two CDs.)

Pure Gold 2 million

Elvis 1973 3 million

The Number One Hits 3 million

The Top Ten Hits 4 million

50 Years, 50 Hits 1million (see # two)

The King Of Rock n' Roll .4 million based upon the two million award for the box. Estimates are this set has moved in excess of one million copies.

30 Number One Hits 5 million

That's not including the top selling EP The Real Elvis some of the Time Life releases, numbers sold in between certifications, the other TV LPs and collections like the Essential Elvis.

The key 25-40 Elvis hits plus the Christmas song have sold ans absolute ton combined over the years. Some of the later hits have sold a little less because they've not been around as long and thus have been anthologized a bit less, but also because Ernst has opted to release a variety of mixes and alternate takes of some of those hits over the years. So the 4.6 million that E1 sold and the 5 million it shipped count for that alternate take of "The Wonder of You" and "A Fool Such as I" rather than the hits.