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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:48 am

minkahed wrote:
ColinB wrote:
minkahed wrote:Those "Viva Las Vegas" numbers are impressive, since it was never an actual Lp.

Just goes to show you, had RCA released an actual album of that Soundtrack, looking at the figures Ernst lists in his books, the Lp would have certainly been a major "Hit" with the record buying public of 1964 and more than likely would have been a great seller as well !!!


An album would have had to include Ann-Margret vocals & Parker was never going to sanction that !


Colin, I already know this !

Just a missed opportunity for Elvis, once again, over some dumb politics !


Yes.

After his inital break-through, which was in some measure down to Parker & his 'showbiz' contacts, I always felt that Elvis' on-going success was despite his management,
rather than because of it !

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:01 pm

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Yes.

After his inital break-through, which was in some measure down to Parker & his 'showbiz' contacts, I always felt that Elvis' on-going success was despite his management,
rather than because of it !
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Spot On Colin!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:41 pm

Jaime1234 wrote:Hi Garit, As I look for Elvis CD's in these Soundscan charts, I've only instantly noticed the presence of the other usual suspects, like the Beatles and Michael Jackson, although sometimes artists such as Johnny Cash and a few others like Frank Sinatra, seem to hit these charts with many albums as well, let alone in the weeks when because of the death of an artist, or the anniversay, or for example a reunion of some sort, or if a particular artist was the smain subject on a major TV broadcast, or more notably, if he or she, is or say, they are on a tour but, on the average, no other artist hits these charts on a regular basis and with as many DIFFERENT CD's, and on as many musical styles, as does Elvis, although it should be noted that no other artist has issued as many DIFFERENT releases, and in as many different styles, as Elvis, either.


Thanks Jamie. Does that mean that Elvis regularly outsells the artists you mentioned above?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:07 pm

This is how Elvis' top 6 selling albums, of the ones showing in any chart, did this week

ALBUM SOUNDSCAN SALES THIS WEEK…….LAST………….TOTAL.................TOP 200 BILLBOARB POSITION

HEART & SOUL……….............2,826……….2,856………….. 633,776....................187 (HIGHEST EVER)
AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN… 2,590……….2,592…………... 541,318
INSPIRATIONAL…………………... 2,052………..2,172………….. 147,781
COUNTRY………………………..... 1,852 ………. 2,017…………... 173,479
BEST OF LOVE…………………..… 1,634………..1,906…………… 350,619
VIVA LAS VEGAS………………….... 423………….378…………….. 55,430

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:36 pm

11377 sold this week.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:43 pm

garyt wrote:11377 sold this week.


So on a yearly basis it would mean that Elvis is still selling some 500 - 600,000 albums annually? Not bad at all.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:55 pm

The Beatles Let It be - Naked is No: 23 selling 15,000. If one Elvis album had sold 11,377 it would've charted at 38.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:57 pm

Alexander wrote:
garyt wrote:11377 sold this week.


So on a yearly basis it would mean that Elvis is still selling some 500 - 600,000 albums annually? Not bad at all.


More than that, those figures are only for the ones that have charted on various charts in the US. There are probably another 200 albums or so that are selling, albeit in small amounts.

His sales figures for the last few years suggest he is selling around the 1million mark annually in the US.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:53 pm

'Heart And Soul' entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at 187 for w/e 20th April, 2013 selling some 2,826 units. Total sales to date: 633,776 units. This 1995 compilation album finally debuts on the chart, giving the King his 127th chart entry. The set is selling especially well with mass merchants, as its selling for only $5 at Walmart. Elvis continues to hold the record -- by far -- for the most-charted albums in the history of the Billboard 200 chart of which 27 made the Top 10 and 10 made it to No.1(giving a total of 67 weeks in the top spot).

The following albums also appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'Heart And Soul' rises from 55 to 38 selling some 2,826 units. Total sales to date: 633,776 units. It also rises from 121 to 110 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,824 units. Total physical sales to date: 633,211 units. It also rises from 14 to 9 on the Country Catalog Album Chart and rises from 64 to 62 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.

'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 65 to 53 selling some 2,590 units. Total sales to date: 541,318 units. It also rises from 136 to 122 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,589 units. Total physical sales to date: 540,335 units. It also drops from 69 to 71 on the SMEI Album Chart.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) rises from 95 to 91 selling some 2,052 units. Total sales to date: 147,781 units.It also rises from 177 to 160 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,048 units. Total physical sales to date: 145,142 units. It also drops from 92 to 94 on the SMEI Album Chart.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) drops from 116 to 117 selling some 1,852 units. Total sales to date: 173,479 units. It also rises from 196 to 184 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,847 units. Total physical sales to date: 172,436 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' drops from 134 to 154 selling some 1,634 units. Total sales to date: 350,619 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' rises from 93 to 73 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 423 units. Total sales to date: 55,430 units.

Brian
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:00 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:'Heart And Soul' entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at 187 for w/e 20th April, 2013 selling some 2,826 units. Total sales to date: 633,776 units. This 1995 compilation album finally debuts on the chart, giving the King his 127th chart entry. The set is selling especially well with mass merchants, as its selling for only $5 at Walmart. Elvis continues to hold the record -- by far -- for the most-charted albums in the history of the Billboard 200 chart of which 27 made the Top 10 and 10 made it to No.1(giving a total of 67 weeks in the top spot).

The following albums also appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'Heart And Soul' rises from 55 to 38 selling some 2,826 units. Total sales to date: 633,776 units. It also rises from 121 to 110 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,824 units. Total physical sales to date: 633,211 units. It also rises from 14 to 9 on the Country Catalog Album Chart and rises from 64 to 62 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.

'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 65 to 53 selling some 2,590 units. Total sales to date: 541,318 units. It also rises from 1136 to 122 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,589 units. Total physical sales to date: 540,335 units. It also drops from 69 to 71 on the SMEI Album Chart.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) rises from 95 to 91 selling some 2,052 units. Total sales to date: 147,781 units.It also rises from 177 to 160 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,048 units. Total physical sales to date: 145,142 units. It also drops from 92 to 94 on the SMEI Album Chart.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) drops from 116 to 117 selling some 1,852 units. Total sales to date: 173,479 units. It also rises from 196 to 184 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,847 units. Total physical sales to date: 172,436 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' drops from 134 to 154 selling some 1,634 units. Total sales to date: 350,619 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' rises from 93 to 73 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 423 units. Total sales to date: 55,430 units.

Brian


How is it possible that "Heart And Soul" never charted before, but still sold 633.776 copies? Back in 1995 the competition must have been tough.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:12 pm

There were no special ads that I can remember for "Heart and Soul" when it was was released, so it could have sold, say, 1,000 copies on the first week, thus totally missing that week's Billboard chart, and the subsequent ones. I remember vividly hearing a lot of the CD at a couple of Hard Rock cafe outlets, about three months after it was released, the managers saying that it was a hell of a compilation. People liked it. Since then, and I would guess at first by word of mouth, it has built up its reputation as one of the best Elvis albums so, now that it is selling at a very modic price, and pending it continuing availability at stores, in racks, whatever, it could go up to a million in sales in the next few years, its up grade to Platinum, from thje current Gold, following accordingly.
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:13 pm

Josee wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:'Heart And Soul' entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at 187 for w/e 20th April, 2013 selling some 2,826 units. Total sales to date: 633,776 units. This 1995 compilation album finally debuts on the chart, giving the King his 127th chart entry. The set is selling especially well with mass merchants, as its selling for only $5 at Walmart. Elvis continues to hold the record -- by far -- for the most-charted albums in the history of the Billboard 200 chart of which 27 made the Top 10 and 10 made it to No.1(giving a total of 67 weeks in the top spot).

The following albums also appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'Heart And Soul' rises from 55 to 38 selling some 2,826 units. Total sales to date: 633,776 units. It also rises from 121 to 110 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,824 units. Total physical sales to date: 633,211 units. It also rises from 14 to 9 on the Country Catalog Album Chart and rises from 64 to 62 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.

'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 65 to 53 selling some 2,590 units. Total sales to date: 541,318 units. It also rises from 1136 to 122 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,589 units. Total physical sales to date: 540,335 units. It also drops from 69 to 71 on the SMEI Album Chart.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) rises from 95 to 91 selling some 2,052 units. Total sales to date: 147,781 units.It also rises from 177 to 160 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,048 units. Total physical sales to date: 145,142 units. It also drops from 92 to 94 on the SMEI Album Chart.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) drops from 116 to 117 selling some 1,852 units. Total sales to date: 173,479 units. It also rises from 196 to 184 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,847 units. Total physical sales to date: 172,436 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' drops from 134 to 154 selling some 1,634 units. Total sales to date: 350,619 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' rises from 93 to 73 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 423 units. Total sales to date: 55,430 units.

Brian


How is it possible that "Heart And Soul" never charted before, but still sold 633.776 copies? Back in 1995 the competition must have been tough.


Its an example of Elvis selling consistently under the radar. An Afternoon In The Garden is another: from memory, its first appearance on any Billboard chart came a number of years after its release, by which time it had sold close to 200,000. Those two are only the tip of the iceberg as the same can be said of lots of Elvis' albums.

Elvis has sold more albums in the US than The Beatles (and singles and EP's for that matter) by virtue of that fact. Chartist fans of other artists esp those artists closest to Elvis in terms of audited sales do not accept this because they fail (or refuse) to appreciate the extent to which charts tell only part of the story. The devil as always, is in the ongoing detail.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:12 pm

Jaime1234 wrote:There were no special ads that I can remember for "Heart and Soul" when it was was released, so it could have sold, say, 1,000 copies on the first week, thus totally missing that week's Billboard chart, and the subsequent ones. I remember vividly hearing a lot of the CD at a couple of Hard Rock cafe outlets, about three months after it was released, the managers saying that it was a hell of a compilation. People liked it. Since then, and I would guess at first by word of mouth, it has built up its reputation as one of the best Elvis albums so, now that it is selling at a very modic price, and pending it continuing availability at stores, in racks, whatever, it could go up to a million in sales in the next few years, its up grade to Platinum, from thje current Gold, following accordingly.


Thanks! Not being familiar with this CD, I looked up the track listing on Amazon. It is a nice compilation indeed, including one of my favourites (You're So) Young And Beautiful.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:55 pm

Are there any updates for the past week?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:25 pm

garyt wrote:Are there any updates for the past week?


Gary,

Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 27th April, 2013. The only entry I can find is for 'Heart And Soul' which dropped from 9 to 15 on the Country Catalog Album Chart. No sales information available.

Brian
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:30 am

HERE'S HOW ELVIS' 6 BEST SELLING ALBUMS DID THIS WEEK, AS PER SOUNDSCAN


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

AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN……. 2.148………..2.229……….. 545.695
HEART & SOUL…………………………… 1.971…………2.240……….. 637.987
ELVIS COUNTRY…………………………… 1.602………1.542…………… 176.623
ELVIS INSPIRATIONAL …………………..1.405 ………1.612…………… 150.798
BEST OF LOVE……………………………….. 1.342…………1.526…………. 353.487
VIVA LAS VEGAS……………………………….. 357………….335……………… 56.122

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:56 am

Only 8,825 sold this week.
Thanks Jamie and Brian.
Why is there still no sales info for last week?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:27 pm

Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 4th May, 2013.

The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 70 to 61 selling some 2,148 units. Total sales to date: 545,695 units. It also drops from 127 to 140 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,147units. Total physical sales to date: 544,707 units. It also rises from 72 to 70 on the SMEI Album Chart.

'Heart And Soul' drops from 65 to 80 selling some 1,971 units. Total sales to date: 637,987 units. It also drops from 126 to 152 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,969 units. Total physical sales to date: 637,420 units. It also drops to 15 on the Country Catalog Album Chart and drops from 71 to 90 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rises from 154 to 132 selling some 1,602 units. Total sales to date: 176,623 units.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) drops from 137 to 182 selling some 1,405 units. Total sales to date: 150,798 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' drops from 157 to 198 selling some 1,342 units. Total sales to date: 353,487 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' drops from 76 to 77 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 357 units. Total sales to date: 56,122 units.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:31 pm

garyt wrote:Only 8,825 sold this week.
Thanks Jamie and Brian.
Why is there still no sales info for last week?


Hi Gary,

All the sales details are subject to the people who have the information posting it. If for some reason they are on holiday or very busy then they might not get around to it.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:18 pm

What happened to the Genre title,"elvis rock" ???

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:39 pm

minkahed wrote:What happened to the Genre title,"elvis rock" ???


The last time 'Elvis Rock' appeared on the 'Soundscan' radar was for w/e 1st September, 2012 when it had sold a total of 178,734 units. Presumably, it has not sold as well as the others, or more than likely, Sony have not kept retail stocked with sufficient copies. It cannot be coincidence that the same Elvis Albums appear week after week which can only mean that these are the only albums Sony are supplying to retail. The word 'retail' is all important as can be seen from the weekly chart/sales lists under 'Physical Albums'. It is apparent Elvis is not selling product via download and this is something SONY will need to address in the near future, perhaps by a major 'digital' catalog launch.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:22 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:
minkahed wrote:What happened to the Genre title,"elvis rock" ???


The last time 'Elvis Rock' appeared on the 'Soundscan' radar was for w/e 1st September, 2012 when it had sold a total of 178,734 units. Presumably, it has not sold as well as the others, or more than likely, Sony have not kept retail stocked with sufficient copies. It cannot be coincidence that the same Elvis Albums appear week after week which can only mean that these are the only albums Sony are supplying to retail. The word 'retail' is all important as can be seen from the weekly chart/sales lists under 'Physical Albums'. It is apparent Elvis is not selling product via download and this is something SONY will need to address in the near future, perhaps by a major 'digital' catalog launch.

Brian



Interesting ...

I've been to several Wal Mart stores between New Bern, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. and "elvisrock" is always well stocked and easily available.

Apparently, maybe the selections, (only 1950's), only attracts a certain demographic of fans and/or music enthusiasts.

A shame, as it seemed to pick up some steam, then fall out to the overwhelming demand of "Country" and "Inspirational" titles, once again ....

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:31 pm

minkahed wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:
minkahed wrote:What happened to the Genre title,"elvis rock" ???


The last time 'Elvis Rock' appeared on the 'Soundscan' radar was for w/e 1st September, 2012 when it had sold a total of 178,734 units. Presumably, it has not sold as well as the others, or more than likely, Sony have not kept retail stocked with sufficient copies. It cannot be coincidence that the same Elvis Albums appear week after week which can only mean that these are the only albums Sony are supplying to retail. The word 'retail' is all important as can be seen from the weekly chart/sales lists under 'Physical Albums'. It is apparent Elvis is not selling product via download and this is something SONY will need to address in the near future, perhaps by a major 'digital' catalog launch.

Brian



Interesting ...

I've been to several Wal Mart stores between New Bern, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. and "elvisrock" is always well stocked and easily available.

Apparently, maybe the selections, (only 1950's), only attracts a certain demographic of fans and/or music enthusiasts.

A shame, as it seemed to pick up some steam, then fall out to the overwhelming demand of "Country" and "Inspirational" titles, once again ....


I agree. However, these things tend to come and go. I suspect it will crop up again in the near future.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri May 03, 2013 4:06 am

HERE'S HOW ELVIS TOP SIX SELLING ALBUMS DID THIS WEEK, AS WELL AS HIS TOP SELLING VIDEO

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

AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN……………… 2.164…………2.148…………. 547.859
HEART & SOUL…………………………………….. 1.997……….. 1.971………… 639.984
ELVIS COUNTRY …………………………………….1.686………….1.602……….. 178.309
BEST OF LOVE……………………………………….. 1.598………….1.342……….. 355.085
ELVIS INSPIRATIONAL ……………………………1.473………….1.405………… 152.271
VIVA LAS VEGAS……………………………………….. 363…………..357…………… 56.485

VIDEO TITLE SOUNDSCAN SALES THIS WEEK………….LAST WEEK…TOTAL
HE TOUCHED ME………………………………………423…………..104…………… 218.927

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Fri May 03, 2013 8:36 pm

Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 11th May, 2013.

The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:

'An Afternoon In The Garden' drops from 61 to 69 selling some 2,164 units. Total sales to date: 547,859 units. It also rises from 140 to 133 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,160 units. Total physical sales to date: 546,867 units. It also drops from 70 to 77 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.

'Heart And Soul' drops from 80 to 85 selling some 1,997 units. Total sales to date: 639,984 units. It also rises from 152 to 142 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,996 units. Total physical sales to date: 639,416 units. It also drops to 18 on the Country Catalog Album Chart and rises from 90 to 86 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rises from 132 to 130 selling some 1,686 units. Total sales to date: 178,309 units. It also appears at 178 on the Physical Album Chart at 178 selling some 1,683 units. Total physical sales to date: 177,254 units.

'The Very Best Of Love' rises from 199 to 150 selling some 1,598 units. Total sales to date: 355,085 units. It also appears at 199 on the Physical Album Chart.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) rises from 183 to 175 selling some 1,473 units. Total sales to date: 152,271 units.

'Viva Las Vegas' rises from 77 to 69 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 363 units. Total sales to date: 56,485 units.

'He Touched Me' (Vol.1) (DVD) appears at 20 on the Music Videos Chart selling some 423 units. Total sales to date: 218,927 units.

Brian