March 14 - Chart Update (Updated 18/03)

The weekly global chart update. Elvis Presley's album and DVD releases drop on most charts. 

A new trend in the UK is giving a back catalogue a classic twist. According to the Official Chart company the trend was kicked off with the 2015 "If I Can Dream" album by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 
It shot straight to Number 1, giving Elvis his 12th Number 1 album, and shifting 1.19 million in combined sales. Elvis also overtook Robbie Williams to be the male solo artist with the most UK Number 1 albums, and went further in front with 2016's The Wonder of You, again with the RPO, clocking up a 13th chart-topper and 570,000 across all formats. Christmas with Elvis and the RPO went Top 10 in 2017. 
Elvis Presley outsold the RPO-releases with Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, the Beach Boys,  Aretha Franklin and the Carpenters.

US Billboard charts:
  • US Billboard Top Current Albums chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #24 to #52.
  • US Billboard Top Album Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #26 to #59.
  • US Billboard Rock Album Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #10 to #23.
  • US Billboard Top Country Album Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #18 to #41.
  • US Billboard Country Album Sales chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #3 to #6.
  • US Billboard Country Catalog Album chart: “Heart and Soul” remained steady at #3. 
  • US Billboard Country Catalog Album chart: “Elvis: Ultimate Gospel” dropped from #6 to #14.
  • US Billboard Country Catalog Album chart: “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” dropped from #17 to #25.
  • US Billboard Top Christian Album chart: “Elvis: Ultimate Gospel” dropped from #20 to #29.
  • US Billboard Christian Album Sales chart: “Where No One Stands Alone” dropped from #17 to #18.
  • US Billboard Soundtracks chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #8 to #10.
  • US Billboard Soundtrack Album chart: “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” dropped from #4 to #5.
  • US Billboard Artist chart: Elvis Presley dropped from #54 to #68.
  • US Billboard Album Top 200 chart: “The Best of The '68 Comeback Special” dropped off the chart.
  • US Billboard Top Rock Album chart: “The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special“ dropped from #12 to #33.
  • US Billboard Country Catalogue chart: “The Essential Elvis Presley” dropped off the chart.
Official UK charts:
  • Official UK Streaming Album chart: “The 50 Greatest Hits” dropped off the chart.  
  • Official UK Independent Album chart: "Made In Germany - The Complete Private Recordings" new entry at #35. 
  • Official UK Music DVD chart: “Elvis The Searcher” remained steady at #14. 
  • Official UK Music DVD chart: “Elvis Lives - Live From Memphis” dropped from #34 to #42. 
  • Official UK Gospel and Christian Album chart: “Where No One Stands Alone” dropped from #9 to #14.
Official Scottish chart:
  • Official Scottish Album chart: “The Real … Elvis” remained climbed from #85 to #82.
Irish IRMA charts:
  • Irish IRMA Music DVD chart: "Elvis The Searcher" dropped from #4 to #5.
Australian ARIA charts:
  • ARIA Music DVD chart: "'68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)" dropped from #2 to #4.
Greek IFPI charts:
  • IFPI Album chart: "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" dropped off the chart from last week's #59 spot.
(Source: Billboard / UK Mix / Official Chart Company / IFPI)