April 26 - Weekly Chart Update (Updated April 30)

Released today is the 4 CD set “Love Me Tender” from the Membran (Major Babies) label. 

Charts

The weekly global chart update. Elvis Presley’s Record Store Day LP "Live at the International" dropped off the European charts but debuted on several US Billboard charts. 

US Billboard Charts:

  • US Billboard Top Current Albums chart: “Elvis: International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 23, 1969” new entry at #63. 
  • US Billboard Top Album Sales chart: “Elvis: International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 23, 1969” new entry at #81.
  • US Billboard Top Christian Albums chart: “Elvis: Ultimate Gospel” dropped from #35 to #38. 
  • US Billboard Rock Album Sales chart: “Elvis: International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 23, 1969” new entry at #31. 
  • US Billboard Rock Album Sales chart: “The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special (Soundtrack)” dropped off the chart from last week’s #40 spot.
  • US Billboard Country Album Sales chart: “Elvis: International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada: August 23, 1969” new entry at #9. 
  • US Billboard Country Album Sales chart: “The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special (Soundtrack)” dropped from #28 to #31.
  • US Billboard Country Catalog Albums chart: “Heart and Soul” climbed from #21 to #18.
  • US Billboard Christian Albums Sales chart: “Where No One Stands Alone” remained steady at 26.
  • US Billboard Soundtrack Album Sales chart: “The Best Of The '68 Comeback Special (Soundtrack)” dropped off the chart from last week’s #13 spot.
Official UK charts:
  • Official UK Streaming Albums chart: “The 50 Greatest Hits” re-entry at #79.
  • Official UK Vinyl Albums chart: “Live at the International” dropped off the chart after lat week’s new entry at #34. 
  • Official UK Physical Albums chart: “Live at the International” dropped off the chart after last week’s new entry at #80. 
  • Official UK Music DVD chart: "Elvis The Searcher" climbed from #23 to #15.
  • Official UK Music DVD chart: "Elvis Lives - Live From Memphis" climbed from #43 to #30.
  • Official Christian and Gospel Albums Chart Top 20: "Where No One Stands Alone" remained steady at #15.
Official Scottish Album charts:
  • Official Scottish Album chart: “Elvis at the Movies - 60 Essential Recordings” climbed from #41 to #28. 
  • Official Scottish Album chart: “The Real … Elvis” re-entry at #75.
Dutch charts:
  • Dutch Vinyl 33 chart: “Live at the International” dropped off the chart after last week’s new entry at #17. 
Australian charts:
  • Australian ARIA Music DVD chart: '68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) dropped from #9 to #10.
Elvis character details for Elvis biopic

With production set to begin in January 2020, the studio is searching for an actor between the ages of 18 and 29 to portray the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. The character details for the titular role in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic read: "Vulnerable, but with a strong sense of his own destiny. Although shy, he has the enthusiasm of someone who dreams of being big. This is Elvis before he’s famous and adopts his famed persona".



The Great Gatsby’ director Baz Luhrmann is directing the pic, which will star Tom Hanks as Presley’s manager, Tom Parker. Parker both helped Presley rise to fame and hurt him in the process. He never let Presley tour outside the US and took 50% of Presley’s earnings. No release date for the project has been set.

(Source: UK Mix Forum / Billboard / Dutchcharts / Official Chart Company / GWW / ARIA / Google / Amazon)