January 20 - Silver Charts

The 'The Wonder of You' album dropped from #7 to #17 on the Official UK Album chart selling 5,980 copies. The 'If I Can Dream' album dropped from #61 to #65 on this chart while the 'The Platinum Collection' budget set re-entered the Official Album chart at #86.

Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts - 20th January, 2017

  • 'The Wonder Of You' drops from 5 to 8 on the Physical Album Chart; drops from 7 to 12 on the Album Sales Chart and drops from 14 to 28 on the Official Record Store Chart 
  • 'If I Can Dream' drops from 36 to 39 on the Physical Album Chart and remains at 49 on the Album Sales Chart
  • 'The Platinum Collection' rises from 84 to 53 on the Physical Album Chart; is a re-entry at 67 on the Album Sales Chart and rises from 14 to 12 on the Indie Albums Chart
  • 'Love Me Tender' - (Elvis and Connie Francis Duet) drops from 19 to 39 on the Physical Singles Chart
  • 'SUN' - New Entry at 82 on the Physical Singles Chart (is what we would term an EP) containing 'That's All Right'; 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky'; 'Blue Moon' and 'I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone'. Shown as Signature Collection 8 on the Culture Factory Label based in France.
  • 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' is a re-entry at 98 on the Physical Singles Chart
  • 'The Elvis Collection' drops from 10 to 15 on the Music Video Chart
European Charts
  • 'The Wonder Of You' drops from 7 to 13 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • 'If I Can Dream' drops from 60 to 74 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • 'The Platinum Collection' is a re-entry at 80 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #27 to #44 on the Irish Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #48 to #76 on the German Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #23 to #38 on the Austrian Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #27 to #56 on the Swiss Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You / If I Can Dream' album dropped from #101 to #110 on the Belgian Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album climbed from #51 to #48 on the Irish Album chart. 
  • The 'Top 40 Elvis' compilation climbed from #20 to #15 on the Belgian Album chart. 
Australian Charts

On the Australian chart 'The Wonder of Ypu' climbed from #19 to #18.

Can't Help Falling In Love with Awards

The Sony Music compilation 'Can't Help Falling In Love' was awarded a Sliver Certification 12 years and 10 days after it's initial release for selling 200,000 copies in the UK. 


Protesters Sue Elvis Presley's Graceland Over Discrimination


Five protesters sued Elvis Presley's estate Graceland and the city of Memphis for discrimination after claiming they were prohibited from entering a Presley vigil.


In the federal civil rights lawsuit, members of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, an offshoot of the Black Lives Movement according to the Associated Press, attempted to stage a protest at Graceland last August 16th during an annual candlelight vigil marking Presley's date of death. 


Shortly before the protest, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens revealed plans to stage a protest, called "Operation Blue Suede Shoes," at the vigil because "Graceland represents the tremendous disparity of what works for a few what doesn't work for the many," the group said at the time, the Commercial Appeal reports.


The protests were in response to a pair of police shootings on African-Americans: Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. The group had protested at Graceland a month earlier, causing traffic problems.


On the date of the vigil, police in riot gear prevented the protesters from entering an area of a public street where Presley fans were gathering. The civil rights lawsuit accuses both Graceland and Memphis police of barring the protesters because of the color of their skin.

"The decision as to which citizens were allowed to attend the public vigil and which citizens were denied access to the public vigil, was based on the race of the citizens," the lawsuit said, adding that the group's rights under the United States and Tennessee Constitutions were violated. Three protesters were ultimately arrested in the Graceland incident. Those suing Graceland and the city of Memphis seek a jury trial and unspecified damages.

In a statement, Elvis Presley Enterprises said of the lawsuit, "For 34 years now, Graceland has welcomed over 20 million visitors. They have come to celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley from nearly every country on Earth, and they have all been welcomed without incident. Graceland is proud of its worldwide reputation for inclusion and hospitality as it welcomes the next 20 million visitors."


(Source: Official Chart Company / The King's World / Rolling Stone) 

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