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Elvis Presley’s RIAA Certified Album Sales More Than 146.5 Million Units

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music , and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of , whose all time RIAA in the US now top 146.5 . As Presley’s catalog achieves new Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum awards as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Elvis continues to inspire, inform and transform popular culture.

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Elvis–the second most awarded solo performer and third most awarded act in RIAA history (after the Beatles at #1 and Garth Brooks at #2)–has racked up more Gold Records (101) than any other act and is the only artist still earning RIAA certifications whose connection to the association dates back to its founding. In 1958, the inaugural year of the RIAA Gold & Platinum program, Elvis’ “Hard Headed Woman” became one of the RIAA’s first three Gold singles and the very first in Elvis’ ongoing string of Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications.

Over the past year, 17 Elvis Presley catalog titles have been awarded RIAA certifications, with 11 of those albums reaching Gold (or Platinum) status for the very first time. 

*Elvis Presley Christmas Duets – Gold Album
(certified July 31, 2017)
*An Afternoon In The Garden – Gold Album
(certified July 31, 2017)
*Elvis’ Greatest Jukebox Hits – Gold Album
(certified January 12, 2018)
*Elvis Rock – Gold Album
(certified January 12, 2018)
*The Great Performances – Gold Album
(certified January 12, 2018)
*White Christmas – Gold Album
(certified January 12, 2018)

*He Touched Me – Gold Multi-Disc Set
(certified September 13, 2017)
*Artist Of the Century – Gold Multi-Disc Set
(certified January 12, 2018)
*Peace in the Valley – Gold Multi-Disc Set
(certified January 12, 2018)
*Christmas Peace – Gold Multi-Disc Set (certified January 12, 2018)

*HITstory – Gold & Platinum Multi-Disc Set
(certified January 12, 2018)

Heart And Soul – Platinum Album
(certified September 13, 2017)
That’s The Way It Is – Platinum Album
(certified September 13, 2017)
Elvis Ultimate Gospel – Platinum Album
(certified January 12, 2018)

Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 1 – Multi-Platinum (3X) Album (certified July 31, 2017)
It’s Christmas Time – Multi-Platinum (4X) Album
(certified September 13, 2017)
Elvis 30 #1 Hits – Multi-Platinum (6X) Album
(certified September 13, 2017)

*first time certification

Once and future fans of Elvis are invited to experience “Elvis: The Searcher,” an HBO Films production, in association with Sony Pictures Television, which debuts in the United States on SATURDAY, APRIL 14 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

On Friday, April 6, RCA/Legacy will release Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack).

The musical companion to the two-part documentary directed by Emmy® and Grammy® winner Thom Zimny, Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) will be available in digital and physical configurations including an 18-track definitive soundtrack, a 2LP gatefold 12″ vinyl edition and a 3CD collectible deluxe box set.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) includes the 18 essential Elvis Presley hits, powerful performances, and rare alternative versions of songs at the musical core of the groundbreaking three-hour two-part film which focuses on the development of Elvis’ spellbinding artistry, from his early blues and country roots and influences through his seismic contributions to popular culture to his 1976 recording sessions at the Jungle Room in Graceland.

The 3CD deluxe box set features 37 additional Elvis cuts plus a special disc featuring selections from Mike McCready’s (Pearl Jam) original score for “Elvis Presley: The Searcher”; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing “Wooden Heart”; and the music that inspired Elvis (including R&B and country classics and “Home Sweet Home” sung by his mother, Gladys Presley). The Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) deluxe 3CD set includes a 40-page hardcover book featuring rare photography, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a director’s note by Thom Zimny.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) is available for pre-order now:
CD:
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3CD Deluxe Box Set: https://Elvis.lnk.to/TheSearcher_DeluxePR/amazon 
Digital (standard): https://Elvis.lnk.to/TheSearcher_StandardDigitalPR
Digital (deluxe):
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SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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