On January 8, 2006, as part of the annual Elvis Presley Day proclamation ceremony for Elvis's birthday, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards were presented upgrading the sales certification status of two Elvis albums - ELV1S 30 #1 HITS and It's Christmas Time and the for first sales certifications for the DVD Elvis By The Presleys. In addition to the RIAA awards, a Sony BMG award commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Elvis on RCA Records was presented.
On the picture you see Memphis NARAS chapter leader Jon Hornyak and EPE CEO Jack Soden show the fans the 4X Platinum RIAA upgrade award for ELV1S 30 #1 HITS. They are joined by Bill Porter in the presentation of Sony BMG’s special award commemorating the 50th anniversary of Elvis on RCA Records. Porter worked with Elvis as a sound engineer in the recording studio in the 1960s and did concert sound for Elvis for seven years in the 1970s.
Pictures Of Elvis' Latest AwardsJanuary 18, 2006 | Music Source:EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises
Sean Ryan wrote on January 19, 2006
Great news, but does this make Elvis No.1 on the RIAA as the biggest selling artist in the US as he should be?