March 08 - Elvis Presley's RIAA Certified Album Update

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of Elvis Presley, whose all time RIAA certified album awards in the US now top 146.5 million units. 

As Presley's catalog achieves new Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum sales awards as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Elvis continues to inspire, inform and transform popular culture.

Elvis - the second most awarded solo performer and third most awarded act in RIAA history (after the Beatles at #1 and Garth Brooks at #2) - has racked up more Gold Records (101) than any other act and is the only artist still earning RIAA certifications whose connection to the association dates back to its founding. In 1958, the inaugural year of the RIAA Gold & Platinum program, Elvis' "Hard Headed Woman" became one of the RIAA's first three Gold singles and the very first in Elvis' ongoing string of Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications.

Over the past year, 17 Elvis Presley catalog titles have been awarded RIAA certifications, with 11 of those albums reaching Gold (or Platinum) status for the very first time (*first time certification). 
  • Elvis Presley Christmas Duets - Gold Album* (certified July 31, 2017)
  • An Afternoon In The Garden - Gold Album* (certified July 31, 2017)
  • Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits - Gold Album* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • Elvis Rock - Gold Album* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • The Great Performances - Gold Album* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • White Christmas - Gold Album* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • He Touched Me - Gold Multi-Disc Set* (certified September 13, 2017)
  • Artist Of the Century - Gold Multi-Disc Set* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • Peace in the Valley - Gold Multi-Disc Set* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • Christmas Peace - Gold Multi-Disc Set* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • HITstory - Gold & Platinum Multi-Disc Set* (certified January 12, 2018)
  • Heart And Soul - Platinum Album (certified September 13, 2017)
  • That's The Way It Is - Platinum Album (certified September 13, 2017)
  • Elvis Ultimate Gospel - Platinum Album (certified January 12, 2018)
  • Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 1 - Multi-Platinum (3X) Album (certified July 31, 2017)
  • It's Christmas Time - Multi-Platinum (4X) Album (certified September 13, 2017)
  • Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Multi-Platinum (6X) Album (certified September 13, 2017)
(Source: Sony Legacy Recordings)

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