Presley Holds Off Stones In Battle Of Compilations

In The U.S. the fall parade of new material has begun, as four new albums marched into the Top Ten this week (after five did the same last week), and eleven jumped in the Top Fifty. But all the newcomers had to kneel before the King, as Elvis Presley's 30 #1 Hits held onto Number One for the second straight week, with 337,000 copies sold, according to SoundScan. The Big E held off the Rolling Stones' own career-spanning anthology, the two-CD Forty Licks, which enjoyed an impressive 310,000-copy first week to debut at Number Two. In Canada The Elvis Presley compilation "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" managed to ward off a strong debut from rival Rolling Stones' compilation "Forty Licks," to take top spot on the Canadian album charts, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
Source: Rolling Stone / Updated: Oct 9, 2002 

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