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Two RIAA Diamond Sales Awards for Elvis Presley

By: Guillermo Perez-Arguello
Source: Elvis Australia
October 19, 2011
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For a period of four days, the RIAA database had accredited Elvis with two diamond sales awards for what was basically the same LP, the 1970 versions of 'Elvis' Christmas Album', thereby also showing an increase of 10 Million in Elvis' sales tally, and taking it to 143 accredited sales in the USA.

These errors have now been corrected whilst simultaneously adding another album which has gone Gold, the 2006 'Elvis Christmas' CD (released October 3, 2008). So, the RIAA says Elvis now has 90 albums that are Gold, of which 50 are Platinum, 25 are at the Multi-Platinun level, and has reached the 10 Million sales Diamond status. 

We all did think it was way too good to be true, in spite of the fact the two albums did exist and were rightly catalogued  but as there is a 500,000 increase still coming from the 'Elvis Christmas' CD then we shall drink to that!! Elvis' new total is 133.5 million accredited US sales. The tracking of the CD just awarded the Gold Record, which is identical to those of the two Elvis LP's from 1970, is as follows. 

Total RIAA Accredited USA Awards

  • 90 = Gold
  • 50 = Platinum
  • 25 = Multi-Platinum
  • 01 = Diamond

Elvis' Christmas Album : Camden 1970

  1. Blue Christmas
  2. Silent Night
  3. White Christmas
  4. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  6. If Everyday Was Like Christmas
  7. Here Comes Santa Claus
  8. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
  9. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
  10. Mama Liked The Roses

Elvis' Christmas Album. Camden, 1970 : 10,000,000 sales Diamond award.
Elvis' Christmas Album. Camden, 1970 : 10,000,000 sales Diamond award.

New RIAA USA Awards Accredited in 2011

Elvis Presley has again been awarded more RIAA Gold and Platinum awards - some are somewhat unexpected!

Note! 'Elvis Christmas' Released 2006 = Gold
Note! 'Elvis Sings For Kids/Children And Grown Ups Too' January 01, 1978 = Sept 15, 2011 RCA Gold Album Solo
Note! 'Mahalo From Elvis' January 01, 1978 = September 15, 2011 RCA Gold Album Solo
Note! 'The Very Best Of Love' January 01, 2001 = September 15, 2011 RCA Gold Album Solo
Note! 'Elvis In Person' November 01, 1970 = September 15, 2011 RCA Platinum Album Solo
Note! 'I Got Lucky' January 01, 1971 = September 15, 2011 RCA Records Platinum Album Solo
Note! 'Elvis' Christmas Album' November 01, 1970 = September 09, 2011 RCA 10.00x Multi Platinum Album Solo.

Elvis' Christmas

Elvis Christmas CD. Sony, 2006.
Elvis Christmas CD. Sony, 2006.

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