Surprise Hinted In Update On Elvis RIAA Presentation

Following is a press alert issued from the RIAA hinting at something special happening at the gold/platinum records presentation at Graceland january 8th.: Presley Still The 1 Elvis Presley To Be Honored With Gold and Platinum Sales Awards For The Recently Released ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Album A Surprise Announcement During Birthday Celebration Ceremony Memphis, TN (January 8, 2004) - To commemorate the day Elvis Aaron Presley was born, and fifty years after he began his illustrious career, the Estate of Elvis Presley and Graceland will kick off a four day celebration of Elvis' birthday with the annual ceremony proclaiming January 8th Elvis Presley Day throughout Memphis and Shelby County. Elvis, who already has more RIAA certifications than any other artist or group, will be honored by the RIAA and BMG Strategic Marketing with a special presentation of new Gold and Platinum sales awards at a press event beginning at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 8th, 2004 on the Front Lawn of Graceland. In addition, the RIAA and BMG Strategic Marketing will make a special announcement regarding the King of Rock & Roll's status as a global superstar. Elvis as a recording artist continues to top the charts and garner new support more than twenty-five years after his death. The new awards reflect sales of the recently released ELVIS 2ND TO NONE album, as well as some sales award upgrades for classic Elvis releases. Who: BMG Strategic Marketing, Recording Industry Association of America, Elvis Presley Enterprises and local Memphis and Shelby county officials What: Special surprise during the ceremony and press conference to commemorate the anniversary of Elvis' birth. When: Thursday, January 8th 11: 45 am Front Lawn, Graceland
Source: Elvis World Japan / Updated: Jan 8, 2004 
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CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2004report abuse
What a great pity that RIAA - BMG / RCA etc are so out of date with their lackluster survey. Elvis presley sold a BILLION in 1985. By now, it must have gone over the 2 BILLION mark. Who the sheet is garth Brook? never even heard of him in my life. Beatles yes, Tom Jones yes, Westlife yes..but who is this stranger? Who cares anyway..
because ELVIS PRESLEY was, is and will always be the true King Of The Whole Wide World. Congratulations El, at 69 you are still super strong - 50 years later That's Alright Mama is still very much Alright!
Bill Rauhuff (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2004report abuse
It is about time the RIAA and BMG/RCA got there act together. I wish we knew the REAL total on his recordings. Singles were where Elvis was the real King of sales. I am glad we can quit hearing Garth Brooks is the top selling solo artist of all time. Nothing against him but I cringed every time I read that because I knew it was"nt true but I also knew that millions of people probably believed what they read. Happy 69th Elvis. This is a happy day and it is long past due.
BRothbart (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2004
Invisible because there was a link/email included

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