This morning we received information that the "That's All Right" single would be the next #1 on the Billboard sales chart, climbing form last weeks new entry at #11.
The Elvis Chart site just updated the latest Elvis chart positions on the Bilboard chart for the week ending June 3rd. and Elvis made it to #1.
Billboard Top 200 Albums - Elvis 30 #1's - #159 (sg)
Billboard Comprehensive Albums - Elvis 30 #1's - #174 (sg)
Billboard Top Country Albums - Elvis 30 #1's - #29 (sg)
Billboard Top Country Albums - Ultimate Gospel- #54
Billboard Top Christian Albums - Ultimate Gospel - #23 (sg)
Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales - That's All Right - #1 (sg)
(sg - greatest sales gainer, ne - new entry, re - re-entry)
The soundscan sales (pos/artist-single/current sales/total sales):
1. Elvis Presley - That's All Right: 5,847 (7,215)
2. Jessica Simpson - Take My Breath Away: 4,966 (21,737)
3. Beyonce - Naughty Girl: 4,336 (31,335)
The press release:
New York (June 23, 2004) - More than 50 years after Elvis Presley initially recorded the single "That's All Right" and changed music forever, the song claims the top berth among the Billboard singles sales chart. This week, the single "That's All Right" - released by BMG Strategic Marketing Group with an alternate version of the track as well as its original B-side "Blue Moon of Kentucky"
BMG Strategic Marketing Group released the special CD single of "That's All Right" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of rock 'n' roll, which will officially be celebrated around the world on July 5th, with most of the activities emanating from Elvis Presley's hometown, Memphis, TN.
"That's All Right" also appears on two full length BMG CDs released this week to commemorate the anniversary - the critically acclaimed "ELVIS AT SUN," the definitive collection of Presley's work at this historic studio, recorded with the legendary producer Sam Phillips, as well as "Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll" featuring a diverse array of musicians who were either born in Memphis, recorded in Memphis, or were deeply influenced by the city and its sound, including Presley, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Otis Redding and many others.
"BMG is truly proud of this milestone and the overall renewed musical legacy of one of the greatest artists of all time," said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. "No one but Elvis could claim a #1 single 50 years after it was originally recorded, and this tremendous achievement speaks to the phenomenal love and popularity he continues to enjoy today." The success of "That's All Right" is yet another milestone in Elvis's record-setting music career. He is the only artist to be inducted into all three music Halls of Fame, including Rock 'N' Roll, Country and Gospel. He holds the record for most top 10 pop singles, the most gold and platinum awards and is the world's best selling artist, eclipsing any other musician or group in history. His popularity remains intact to this day as there are more active Elvis Presley fan clubs around the world than for any other artist - dead or alive.
Source: Email / Updated: Jun 24, 2004