So far, Elvis has had more UK hit singles in the 21st century than any other chart act with 25 hits. He has sold 1, 057,299 singles with "A Little Less Conversation" selling 693,195 copies and "Rubberneckin'" selling 59,519 copies in the United Kingdom.
Further, as of last Sunday (9th) "Elvis The King"' Album qualified for a Gold record award with sales of over 100,000 copies - actually 104,000.
Elvis Scores In The 21st CenturySeptember 13, 2007 | Music Source:For Elvis CD Collectors Forum
get real wrote on September 13, 2007
over 1 million in sales is good - but who is the top seller this century in the UK? is it Robbie Williams? hasnt he sold somehting like 6 million? I might be wrong - but i thought i read that somewhere. Antone know for sure?
byebye wrote on September 14, 2007
Both good and bad. It explains why more and more EP releases now is flooding the market, and when something is flooding the market you get -inflation with decreased value for EP in the end. A possible backlash that also is due to medias attention on the same ol stories on birthday/death day anniversarys etc. It´s like the Colonel said, -Too much exposure is like sunburn, -it can hurt (!)
Bestoftherest8301 wrote on September 14, 2007
Yes, but he's had more releases than any other artist in the 21st century too. So, no surprises on this set of stats.
joemin wrote on September 17, 2007
There must be a typo error here. Elvis has sold over 1,500,000 singles in this century. Allc: Just under 700,000, 2005 Singles: 700,000 (close to 40,000 each on average), Rubberneckin: 60,000, That's All Right: ???, 2007 Singles: Close to 70,000 (including My Babe Left Me). That does not include downloads of in The Ghetto and others. Also, didn't Burning Love and Heartbreak Hotel sell as imports?? Tiny quantities I know...