MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Band News (more headlines) 01-09-2004

Elvis Presley Now Best Selling Solo Artist In U.S. History

Bookmark and Share

MusicDish Network Sponsor
Arms of Kismet
WASHINGTON - With a large crowd of fans gathering to celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday, RCA Records and BMG Strategic Marketing Group, both part of BMG, with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced at a ceremony on the grounds of Graceland Mansion this morning that Elvis Presley now stands as the best selling solo artist in U.S. history.

"Elvis Presley, quite simply, is an American icon," said RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol. "As such an important musical, historical and cultural figure, we're thrilled to be able to make this announcement. We will continue to work closely with BMG to make sure that there will be more exciting news about the Elvis Presley catalog in the near future," concluded Bainwol.

"It is incredibly gratifying to have the certifications to back up what many have long held as an article of faith, that Elvis is the best selling solo artist in U.S. history," said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. "I'd like to thank the RIAA and our team who worked tirelessly to complete this audit and help secure Elvis' historic achievement."

In August 2002, it was announced that the Presley catalog finally passed the previously elusive 100 million sales mark. And now during this recent audit, 15 titles were either being certified for the first time or upgraded from previously audited sales levels, his overall album sales total climbed to 117.5 million.

In all, seven new Gold records were added to his overall tally including "Almost In Love," "C'mon Everybody," "Double Dynamite," "Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Vol. 1," "Frankie & Johnny," "I Got Lucky" and his 1956 release "Love Me Tender." Four of these titles ("Almost In Love," "Double Dynamite," "Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Vol. 1" and "Frankie & Johnny") were also certified Platinum for sales in excess of one million copies. There were four additional Platinum awards for "Flaming Star," "From Nashville To Memphis," "Let's Be Friends," and "Separate Ways."

Additionally, four new multi-Platinum certifications included "Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Vol. 2" (two million), "The Top Ten Hits" (four million), "You'll Never Walk Alone" (three million) and "Elvis' Christmas Album" which remains the best selling title in the Elvis Presley catalog with certified sales of more than nine million copies.

Also, contributing to his overall sales total was the recently released "2nd TO NONE," a collection of Elvis Presley singles that follows up 2002's "ELV1S: 30 #1 HITS," which was certified both Gold and Platinum in November 2003 for sales of more than one million copies.

In all, Elvis Presley has received 97 Gold Records, 55 of which have been certified Platinum, and 25 have gone on to multi-Platinum status. His highest certified album is "Elvis' Christmas Album" which has been certified for the sale of more than seven million copies.

He has also received more Gold and Platinum singles than any artist in history with 51 Gold singles, 27 of which have been certified Platinum with seven being certified multi-Platinum.

Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman audit all certification requests for the RIAA's Gold and Platinum award program.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

The Phoenix Keeps Rising!

Sheep Got Waxed First Tour in China

Canadian Singer/Songwriter & Pianist Michael Kaeshammer To Tour China

Harmonica Extraordinaire Sugar Blue Performs In Beijing

Wreckshop Nation Releases Big Moe 4 Ever, A Tribute Documentary To A Legendary Southern Hip Hop Artist

Roger D'Arcy Releases New Album 'House Of Heads'

Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Coversion, The Sync-Focused Covers Catalog, Launches In North America
» Sampling Techniques For Modern Musicians With Yeuda Ben-Atar
» Universal Music Group Launches Accelerator Engagement Network
» Aneek's Urban Voice To Be Presented In Hollywood
» Global Women's Empowerment Network Launches GWEN Radio And GWEN.Live Website
» Drew Blakeley Announced As VP Of 117 Management
» Soundplate Launch Free Spotify Playlist Submission System
» Rising Singer/Songwriter Julia Michaels To Receive Breakthrough Artist Award At Music Biz 2018 In Nashville
» Out Of This World! The Dawn Of Science Fiction Television Releases For Halloween
» Reservoir Extends Deal With Multi-Platinum, Award-Winning Songwriter-Producer Jamie Hartman


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» UK Music Proposes Law To Protect Music Venues
» FUGA Accelerates Growth With 6m Investment
» Vinyl Evangelist Jack White To Keynote 'Making Vinyl'
» Sync-Focused Covers Catalog Coversion Launches In North America
» Deezer Joins With Esports Team FNATIC For First-Ever Music Partnership
» Most Girls Smell Good Music Promotion Masterclass And Launch Party
» Canadian Singer/Songwriter & Pianist Michael Kaeshammer To Tour China
» SOCAN And Muzooka To Streamline Live Show Reporting For Artists
» Submit Proper Signs Up SRD For Fulfilment
» Harmonica Extraordinaire Sugar Blue Performs In Beijing
» Will One Genre Rule Them All? China's Love Affair With EDM
» China-Based Experimental Rock Soloist HUMANS ETCETERA To Dispatch Intelligent Skeleton

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.