ELVIS 30 #1 HITS reigns supreme at #1 on the Billboard 200 in the United States for the third week. Sales worldwide are outstanding, nearly 6 million units. In America alone, the record has sold over 1 million units and will be certified platinum by the RIAA. Sales awards for ELVIS 30 #1 HITS will be presented at Graceland on January 8th as part of the Elvis Birthday Celebration.
Following is a press release issued today from RCA/BMG:
The King is still alive ... atop the charts ELV1S 30 #1 HITS sells nearly 6 million worldwide.
Album Stays No. 1 in Europe and U.S. RCA Records’ Presley Collection Continues to Astound, Reaching Top of the Charts in 24 Territories New York, NY -- October 16, 2002 – BMG and RCA Records announced today that ELV1S 30 #1 HITS has sold nearly 6 million units worldwide, having reached the top spot in an astounding 24 countries and the top five in five others. In addition, ELV1S 30 #1 HITS held its No. 1 position in the U.S. for the third consecutive week and in Europe for the second consecutive week. The album was released worldwide on September 24th.