Sony Records To Present Diamond Album

At this year's 35th celebration, Elvis will continue to earn gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the Recording Industry of America (RIAA). The King of Rock n' Roll received ten new sales awards this year. They will be presented during Elvis Week 2012 on August 15 at 5:30 p.m. inside the Elvis Week Main Stage tent. This event is free to all guests.

"Elvis’ Christmas Album" will receive Diamond album certification with 10,000,000 copies sold.

"I Got Lucky" will receive Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.

"Elvis In Person (At The International Hotel)" will receive Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.

"Elvis’ Christmas Album" will receive Multi-Disc Platinum album certification with 10,000,000 copies sold.

"Elvis Presley" will receive Multi-Disc Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.

"Elvis" will receive Multi-Disc Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.

"The Very Best Of Love" will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.

"Elvis Sings For Kids" will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.

"Mahalo From Elvis" will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.

"Elvis Christmas" will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.

These certifications are based on current standards: 500,000 copies for a gold single or album and 1 million copies for a platinum single or album. Over a hundred Elvis albums, singles, and extended-plays have received gold, platinum or multi-platinum designations from RIAA.  

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Jul 19, 2012 
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sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2012report abuse
Mystery train/I forgot to remember to forget is really the first Gold Record split between 2 record companies
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2012report abuse
That's great isn't it? After all those years.. I'll drink to that!..
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 19, 2012report abuse
Brian confirmed my conclusion : nothing new here . Just an official presentation of what was awarded in the last 12 months.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 19, 2012report abuse
The Awards were announced by the RIAA months ago and they were added to the EPE Website under 'Elvis' Gold and Platinum Record' List. Therefore, even with these Awards, Elvis' album tally remains the same at 134.5 million. All SONY had to do was 'ship' around 9,000 copies of 'Christmas Duets' and around 23,000 of 'An Afternoon In The Garden' and Elvis would have had two new GOLD Album Awards. What SONY are doing is presenting the physical awards to EPE but they will not be able to claim any increase in Elvis' RIAA album tally this time around. Don't get me wrong, its still nice for EPE to have these Awards and they should make a fine display at Graceland. Just a missed opportunity by SONY.

Further, EPE have duplicated the Award for 'Elvis Christmas Album (1970 Version). One states it is Diamond and the other 10X MP. Therefore I suspect there will only be 9 Awards presented by SONY on 15th August, 2012.
jim- (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 19, 2012report abuse
Guiness book of World records know about it ? =D
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 19, 2012report abuse
Love it ! Elvis, you still rock the world 35 years later !

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