Friday, February 24, 2023

February 24 - Elvis news Report Video

Now available is the March 2023 Elvis Presley News Report with a wrap-up of the news from February 2023:  Agent Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley's last will, the BAFTA Awards and much more. 

AACTA International Awards!

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announced the winners of the 12th AACTA International Awards. The International Awards celebrate and recognized the achievements in screen excellence, regardless of geography, across eleven categories. The 'ELVIS' biopic won two awards.

The 12th AACTA International Award winner for Best Lead Actor in Film is Austin Butler for Elvis.
The 12th AACTA International Award for Best Direction in Film goes to Baz Luhrmann for Elvis.

The nomination for 'AACTA International Award for Best Film' and Olivia's DeJonge's nomination for 'AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress' went to other movies. 

The AACTA International Awards added a uniquely Australian voice to the international awards season alongside the Oscars, BAFTAs, Emmy’s and Golden Globes. 

Elvis Presley Has Highest Physical Singles Sales of Any U.S. Artist

Nearly 46 years after his death, Elvis Presley’s music is still making an impact. In a study compiled by offline marketing company Oppizi comparing physical music sales among 10 of the biggest U.S. artists–Presley, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Cher, Prince, Janet Jackson and Billy Joel, Presley came in at No. 1, with physical sales topping more than 320 million units. The research analyzes the most recent data from Chart Masters, which takes the top US music artists of all time and calculates the number physical single sales units sold.

The majority of those sales came from vinyl albums that totaled more than 212 million, with physical singles reaching more than 135 million. Presley was recently brought into the national spotlight with the 2022 Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic, Elvis, which starred Austin Butler in the title role.

Sinatra comes in second place, with his physical singles selling north of 95 million. Jackson is in third place with physical single sales reaching 79 million sales. Rounding out the top five are Madonna and Wonder, who’ve amassed 75 million and 65 million physical single sales, respectively.

Though Presley passed away in August 1977, a 2017 poll conducted by CBS News showed that 47 percent of respondents said they still consider themselves Presley fans. 55 percent of respondents over the age of 65 said they are Presley fans, with 43 percent of people aged 18-34 also marking themselves as fans of the late legend’s music.

(Source: Emiel Maier / AACTA / American Soungwriter)