July 12 - Budget Chart Releases

The Soulfood budget-label released three compilations: "White Christmas", "Jailhouse Rock"(2CD) and "Elvis-25 Legendary Hits". 

Sony International will re-issue "The Classic Christmas Album" on September 27, 2013.


The following albums have appeared on the Catalog Album Chart this week. 

'Heart And Soul' rose from 77 to 68 selling some 2,085 units. Total sales to date: 657,092 units. It also rose from 153 to 133 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,084 units. Total Physical sales to date: 656,515 units. It also rose from 78 to 70 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International Chart. 

'Elvis: 30 No.1 Hits' re-enters at 87 selling  1,914 units. Total sales to date:4,865,793 units. It also entered the Digital Album Chart at 132 selling some 1,409 units. Total Digital sales to date: 157,771 units. It also rose from 270 to 78 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Chart.
'An Afternoon In The Garden' rose from 106 to 100 selling some 1,812 units. Total sales to date: 564,843 units. It also rose from 177 to 166 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,811 units. Total Physical sales to date: 563,835 units. It also rose from 92 to 82 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Chart.
  • 'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) rose from 153 to 143 selling some 1,556 units. Total sales to date: 164,922 units.
  • 'The Essential Elvis Presley' (Double CD) rose from 172 to 147 selling some 1,529 units. Total sales to date: 512,284 units.
  • 'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rose from 184 to 180 selling some 1,419 units. Total sales to date: 192,807 units.
  • 'The Very Best Of Love' dropped from 181 to 196 selling some 1,360 units. Total sales to date: 369,894 units.
  • The following DVD's appeared on the Top Music Video Chart:  'Elvis: He Touched Me' (Vol.1) re-enters at 7 selling some 947 units. Total sales to date: 221,677 units.
  • 'Elvis Lives' (Live From Memphis) re-enters at 8 selling some 765 units. Total sales to date: 171,872 units.
  • 'Elvis On Tour' drops from 8 to 19 selling some 427 units. Total sales to date: 12,699 units.
  • 'Viva Las Vegas' rose from 99 to 86 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 306 units. Total sales to date: 60,198 units.


The CD "The Real... Elvis" climbed from #91 to #61 on the Album chart. 

Elvis still 'Best Of The Biggest'!

Joel Whitburn has just published his brand-new 14th edition of Billboard 'Top Pop Singles', which distils stats from the Billboard pop singles chart into an easy-to-look-up format. The resident of Menomonee Falls started publishing books that track the Billboard charts 43 years ago. The book chronicles the more than 8,600 artists and nearly 42,000 songs over six decades that ever appeared on Billboard magazine's early pop singles charts. In the new 'Top Pop Singles' Whitburn compiles a list of the top 500 artists of all time, updating it with each new edition. The new updated Top 10 for 1955-2012 are:

1 Elvis Presley
2 The Beatles
3 Madonna
4 Elton John
5 Mariah Carey
6 Stevie Wonder
7 Michael Jackson
8 Janet Jackson
9 James Brown
10 Rolling Stones

(Source: Amazon / Elvis Express / The King's World / Elvis Information Network)