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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:18 am

I got a feeling , "An Evening Prayer" will reach "GOLD" record status b4 any other of those other titles. :lol:

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:21 am

UP DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HERE'S HOW 10 OF ELVIS' ALBUMS DID THIS, AND LAST WEEK,
AS PER S0UNDSCAN

ALBUM..............SALES THIS WEEK....LAST....TOTAL....(RIAA Notes)

ELVIS UNCOVERED………..…. 1,700…. 1,942…...… 60,878
AF.AT\THE GARDEN……...….1,591…… 1,766…..... 517,880 (HAS GONE OVER 500,000, SO IT SHOULD GO RIAA GOLD)
ESSENTIAL ELVIS............. 1,576....1,329....... 487,526 (It is already RIAA Gold, but since it is a DOUBLE ALBUM, IT NEEDS ONLY 12,474 TO REACH RIAA PLATINUM)
ELVIS INSPIRATIONAL……...…1,580…… 1,883.......127,119
BEST OF LOVE………....…….. 1,497….. 1,647…..... 328,594 (Already Gold, as per RIAA).
HEART & SOUL……….....…... 1,487…. 1,596…..... 612,065 (ALREADY GOLD as per RIAA)
ELVIS 30 NO. 1 HITS.......... 1,386......804..... 4,844,066 (ALREADY CLASSIFIED BY RIAA AS 5XPLATINUM
ELVIS COUNTRY…………………. 1,330…….1,631….... 153,996
GOSPEL / AN EVENING .......1,257…… 1,440…..... 191,739
VIVA LAS VEGAS.................. 676......809......... 48,463

In addition, Elvis sold enough units of his "He touched Me" DVD to land at number
15 in the video music Billboard chart, as reported by Soundscan


HE TOUCHED ME V1-DVD........ 436.....468......... 216,868 (RIAA 2XPlatinum already, as 100,000 units in sales required for a DVD to reach Platinum)

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:06 pm

How about Uncovered which is turning into the little budget engine that could? Released with zero publicity and featuring only three hits by Elvis, none of which made the Billboard Top 10 (although "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" came damn close) it's Elvis's top selling CD two consecutive weeks and it's already moved 60,000 units. This is quite a success even for a budget release. The public who is buying these isn't risking a ton of money but that $5 is a steak sandwich, aka money that could be spent elsewhere, they could buy and they're risking their time. Pretty damn good performance for a rather ill conceived budget release.

I guess the bump in sales across the board (save oddly enough 30 No. 1 Hits) must have been due to the relative attention Elvis gets on his birthday annually and the showings on TCM and such. Is VIva Las Vegas the soundtrack or the television special? The soundtrack is one of the only BMG releases from a few years back that is still widely available at outlets like Barnes and Noble, which has moved into the five dollar trade with a more dignified approach than Walmart. The CDs are actually ordered and you go through them alphabetically as opposed to trashing through a bin. Wonder why No. HIts took such a deep bounce backward.

Overall more than respectable sales from an artist gone almost four decades. And this is only the releases that moved 1,000 or more, save VLV and NO.1s.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:57 pm

Most of the Camden releases were ill concieved budget releases (according to many) yet they did very well.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:47 pm

BEST OF LOVE………....…….. 1,497….. 1,647…..... 328,594 (Already Gold, as per RIAA).


How can this be Gold when it hasn't reached 500,000?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:22 pm

garyt wrote:
BEST OF LOVE………....…….. 1,497….. 1,647…..... 328,594 (Already Gold, as per RIAA).


How can this be Gold when it hasn't reached 500,000?


The full title for this album is 'The Very Best Of Love'. It was originally released in January, 2001 and was certified GOLD by the RIAA on 15th September, 2011. The album was re-issued in 2007 and the current figures quoted are for the re-issue only.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:25 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:
garyt wrote:
BEST OF LOVE………....…….. 1,497….. 1,647…..... 328,594 (Already Gold, as per RIAA).


How can this be Gold when it hasn't reached 500,000?


The full title for this album is 'The Very Best Of Love'. It was originally released in January, 2001 and was certified GOLD by the RIAA on 15th September, 2011. The album was re-issued in 2007 and the current figures quoted are for the re-issue only.

Brian


So, if this title hits the 500,000 plateau, does it recieve another "Gold", or "Platinum" ?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:52 pm

minkahed wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:
garyt wrote:
BEST OF LOVE………....…….. 1,497….. 1,647…..... 328,594 (Already Gold, as per RIAA).

How can this be Gold when it hasn't reached 500,000?

The full title for this album is 'The Very Best Of Love'. It was originally released in January, 2001 and was certified GOLD by the RIAA on 15th September, 2011. The album was re-issued in 2007 and the current figures quoted are for the re-issue only.

So, if this title hits the 500,000 plateau, does it recieve another "Gold", or "Platinum" ?

"Gold" because as similar as they are, they're different issues.
2001 >> http://www.elvisoncd.com/eigenecd/CD/t/ ... oflove.htm
2007 >> www.elvisoncd.com/eigenecd/CD/t/thevery ... ve2007.htm
2007 tin can >> http://www.elvisoncd.com/eigenecd/CD/t/ ... ovebox.htm

The two different issues of It's Christmas Time fall into this bizarre status, also >> http://www.elvisoncd.com/eigenecd/CD/i/ ... astime.htm

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:49 am

JerryNodak wrote:Most of the Camden releases were ill concieved budget releases (according to many) yet they did very well.


I disagree. Most of the Camden releases were well conceived. "Almost In Love" is a great album. Practically made up entirely of A and B sides to singles that hadn't appeared on an LP before, except "Stay Away Joe," which was later replaced by B-side "Stay Away." For the most part, they were pretty decent albums. "The Camden Christmas album gave us the first LP release of "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" and "Mama Liked The Roses." The "You'll Never Walk Alone" Camden album gave us the first LP release of the 1968 Easter single, "You'll Never Walk Alone" / "We Call On Him" as well as "Who Am I," "Sing You Children" and "Let Us Pray." The "Flaming Star" Camden album gave us several first releases of unused tracks from the films "Viva Las Vegas," "Easy Come Easy Go," "Live A Little, Love A Little" and "Stay Away, Joe" as well as the terrific "Tiger Man" and "Too Much Monkey Business" and the first LP release of the title track, "Flaming Star."

The "Let's Be Friends" album gave us two more tracks from 1969 American ("I'll Be There" and "If I'm A Fool") along with more sides from "Stay Away, Joe," "Charro," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Live A Little, Love A Little," and "Change Of Habit."

The "I Got Lucky" and the "C'mon Everybody" albums gathered up the tracks that had only appeared on extended plays to some of the movie soundtracks such as "Follow That Dream," "Kid Galahad," "Viva Las Vegas" "Easy Come, Easy Go" as well as the single B-side "Fools Fall In Love."

It's only after that, did things seem to go awry. The first hits from his movies album wasn't actually that bad, though. It did contain some gems like "Guitar Man," "Big Boss Man," "You Don't Know Me," "They Remind Me Too Much Of You," "Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)," and "Frankie And Johnny." Though I must say, there wasn't anything on this album that hadn't been featured on a previous LP. Nonetheless, it's an OK album, in my book.

Where most people have a gripe about the Camden albums begins with the next one, "Burning Love & Hits From His Movies Vol. 2." The obvious question is how could they take a major hit and relegate it to a budget album. With the status of the "Standing Room Only" album in flux, it really put a hurt on where to possibly place "Burning Love" as well as the followup single "Separate Ways." But did it really hurt sales.

"Burning Love & Hits From His Movies Vol. 2" - 2X Platinum
"Separate Ways" (album) - Platinum

Very respectable sales. But I think those two albums, if they hurt anything, they might have hurt Elvis' reputation as a contemporary act. Even though the next album did very well "Aloha From Hawaii" The albums after that for the next several years never reached sales plateaus similar to what those Camden albums or what the regular releases sold prior to "Aloha."
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:47 pm

The Camden releases were budget gab bag albums. Just leftovers with no home


Had any been released at full price.....the fans would have been in an uproar

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:47 pm

Daryl wrote:The first hits from his movies album wasn't actually that bad, though. It did contain some gems like "Guitar Man," "Big Boss Man," "You Don't Know Me," "They Remind Me Too Much Of You," "Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)," and "Frankie And Johnny." Though I must say, there wasn't anything on this album that hadn't been featured on a previous LP. Nonetheless, it's an OK album, in my book.

It's not an OK album in my book. All previous ones were very good budget issues, but Hits From His Movies (Vol.1) was a disgrace. "Guitar Man" and "Big Boss Man" weren't from a movie! "Confidence" and "Old McDonald" certainly weren't hits and had no business on a "hits" compilation even if it was a budget album.
... and yes, my gripe continued with the next two Camden issues for the reasons you mentioned, Daryl.

p.s. - I always thought the 1968 version of "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" would've made a nice addition to the You'll Never Walk Alone album to round it out with ten songs.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:15 am

Blue River wrote:
Daryl wrote:The first hits from his movies album wasn't actually that bad, though. It did contain some gems like "Guitar Man," "Big Boss Man," "You Don't Know Me," "They Remind Me Too Much Of You," "Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)," and "Frankie And Johnny." Though I must say, there wasn't anything on this album that hadn't been featured on a previous LP. Nonetheless, it's an OK album, in my book.

It's not an OK album in my book. All previous ones were very good budget issues, but Hits From His Movies (Vol.1) was a disgrace. "Guitar Man" and "Big Boss Man" weren't from a movie! "Confidence" and "Old McDonald" certainly weren't hits and had no business on a "hits" compilation even if it was a budget album.
... and yes, my gripe continued with the next two Camden issues for the reasons you mentioned, Daryl.

p.s. - I always thought the 1968 version of "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" would've made a nice addition to the You'll Never Walk Alone album to round it out with ten songs.


Technically speaking, you're right...they weren't in the film. However, they were on the soundtrack album, hence their inclusion on "Hits From His Movies Vol. 1." I agree "Confidence" and "Old MacDonald" had no place on a movie hits compilation, but I still stand by my original assessment that the album was an OK album.

Daryl

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:08 am

I think I'll retire to my dowmstairs music room and listen to my Camden CDs. I enjoy them all (to varying degrees). I, too, always thought
Swing Down Sweet Chariot '68 should have been included on You'll Never Walk Alone.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:35 am

KiwiAlan wrote:The Camden releases were budget gab bag albums. Just leftovers with no home


Had any been released at full price.....the fans would have been in an uproar


Daryl explains why that isn't the case.

Anyway, was it not the Pickwick titles that appeared to tarnish his artistic legacy more than the original Camden and International ones, because they were second generation re-issues?

I

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:45 pm

30 No1 Hits is due an upgrade for Canadian sales. It's 5x plat as far as i know, but its sales there currently stand at 641,927 so it should be 6x plat.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:35 pm

jungleroombear wrote:30 No1 Hits is due an upgrade for Canadian sales. It's 5x plat as far as i know, but its sales there currently stand at 641,927 so it should be 6x plat.


Is this considered good sales in Canada?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:10 pm

garyt wrote:
jungleroombear wrote:30 No1 Hits is due an upgrade for Canadian sales. It's 5x plat as far as i know, but its sales there currently stand at 641,927 so it should be 6x plat.


Is this considered good sales in Canada?


Yes it is.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:50 pm

Soundscan sales figures for the following albums in Canada up to 31st January, 2013:

"Holiday Collection" = 52,722 (already GOLD)

"White Christmas" = 92,463 (approaching PLATINUM)

"Christmas Duets" = 104,101(already PLATINUM)

"30 #1 Hits" = 641,927 (already 6 X PLATINUM)

These are good sales for Canada. A good approximation is to multiply them by ten and compare with the respective US sales.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:54 pm

Elvis has not had any albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the past two weeks. Catalog Album Chart/Sales information is currently not forthcoming. Any further information will be posted on this thread as it comes to light.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:19 pm

Joe Car wrote:
garyt wrote:
jungleroombear wrote:30 No1 Hits is due an upgrade for Canadian sales. It's 5x plat as far as i know, but its sales there currently stand at 641,927 so it should be 6x plat.


Is this considered good sales in Canada?


Yes it is.


Here is a sample (that have sold over 500,000) taken from the current Canadian Catalogue Albums Bestsellers . Interesting comparisons.

BEATLES 1 1,176,983
EMINEM MARSHALL MATHERS LP 911.752
EMINEM EMINEM SHOW 875.830
DION*CELINE THESE ARE SPECIAL TIMES 782.762
TWAIN*SHANIA GREATEST HITS 727.612
DR. DRE CHRONIC 2001 672.657
PRESLEY*ELVIS ELVIS 30 NO. 1 HITS 641.927
PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 606.219
METALLICA METALLICA 578.317
ABBA 20TH CENTURY MASTERS 550.968
GROBAN*JOSH NOEL 547.886
GUNS N'ROSES GREATEST HITS 534.678
QUEEN GREATEST HITS 521.64
COLLINS*PHIL HITS 517.463

SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 472.625
JACKSON*MICHAEL NUMBER ONES 338.876

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:22 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:Soundscan sales figures for the following albums in Canada up to 31st January, 2013:

"30 #1 Hits" = 641,927 (already 6 X PLATINUM)

These are good sales for Canada. A good approximation is to multiply them by ten and compare with the respective US sales.

Brian

So is 600,000 in Canada equivalent to 6million in the U.S? (Never been good at maths).

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:10 pm

garyt wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:Soundscan sales figures for the following albums in Canada up to 31st January, 2013:

"30 #1 Hits" = 641,927 (already 6 X PLATINUM)

These are good sales for Canada. A good approximation is to multiply them by ten and compare with the respective US sales.

Brian

So is 600,000 in Canada equivalent to 6million in the U.S? (Never been good at maths).


It seems the general rule of thumb is to multiply by 10. However this is not very accurate as you can see from E1 sales. Also Black artists seem to sell less well in Canada than they do in the US.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:20 am

This is how Elvis' 6 best selling albums did this, and last week, as per Soundscam


ALBUM SOUNDSCAN SALES THIS WEEK...........LAST..............TOTAL

BEST OF LOVE .....................1,850...........1,665............ 333,803
HEART & SOUL.................... 1,584...........1,105 ............616,570
AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN.... 1,574...........1,405............ 523,340
ELVIS INSPIRATIONAL............ 1,444...........1,232............ 133,829
ELVIS COUNTRY................... 1,373...........1,193............ 158,786
VIVA LAS VEGAS..................... 702............. 657..............50,456

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:12 pm

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

The following appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'The Very Best Of Elvis' rises from 102 to 86 selling some 1850 units. Total sales to date: 333,803 units.

'Heart And Soul' rises from 181 to 119 selling some 1584 units. Total sales to date: 616,570 units.

'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 143 to 122 selling some 1574 units. Total sales to date: 523,340 units.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) rises from 184 to 151 selling some 1444 units. Total sales to date: 133,829 units.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rises from 200 to 166 selling some 1373 units. Total sales to date: 158,786 units.

The following appeared on the Physical Album Chart:

'Elvis Uncovered' rises from 148 to 142 selling some 1755 units. Total physical sales to date: 65,749 units.

'Heart And Soul' rises from 182 to 162 selling some 1583 units. Total physical sales to date: 616,019 units.

'An Afternoon In The Garden' drops from 162 to 165 selling some 1572 units. Total physical sales to date: 522,370 units.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) remains at 197 selling some 1436 units. Total physical sales to date: 131,246 units.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rose on the Top Country Album Chart from 72 to 65 selling some 1373 units. Total sales to date: 158,786 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' rose from 39 to 36 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 702 units. Total sales to date: 50,456 units.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:35 pm

UP DATE!!!

THANKS TO BRIAN'S LATEST MESSAGE, WE ARE NOW ABLE TO ESTABLISH
how Elvis' 7 best selling albums did this and (save for one) last week also,
as per Soundscam. THANKS BRIAN!!


ALBUM SOUNDSCAN SALES THIS WEEK...........LAST..............TOTAL

BEST OF LOVE .....................1,850...........1,665............ 333,803
ELVIS UNCOVERED.................1,755.............N.A.............. 65,749
HEART & SOUL.................... 1,584...........1,105 ............616,570
AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN.... 1,574...........1,405............ 523,340
ELVIS INSPIRATIONAL............ 1,444...........1,232............ 133,829
ELVIS COUNTRY................... 1,373...........1,193............ 158,786
VIVA LAS VEGAS..................... 702............. 657..............50,456