This week, the following appeared on the Billboard Catalog Album Charts (w/e 16th June, 2012):
'Elvis: The Very Best Of Love' selling some 1790 copies. Total sales to date: 272,160 copies.
'An Afternoon In The Garden' selling some 1643 copies. Total sales to date: 470,849 copies.
'Heart And Soul' selling some 1419 copies. Total sales to date: 561,499 copies.
'Elvis Rock' (Compilation) selling 1094 copies. Total sales: 169,396 copies.
'Elvis Country' (Compilation) selling 1032 copies. Total sales : 110,843 copies.
'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) selling some 1008 copies. Total sales to date: 89,153 copies.
'Essential Elvis' selling some 1007 copies. Total sales to date: 350,274 copies (minimum).
The last Soundscan figure we have for this album at the end of 2010 was 348,357 copies sold. It is a double album and therefore under RIAA rules qualifies for double sales - so for their purposes it has sold 696,714 copies and already been awarded Gold status. However, it must be remembered we have no record of sales since the end of 2010 (until now) so the total should be considerably higher. One that could be in the frame for a Platinum Award in the not too distant future.