View Full Version : Elvis Rules Uk Record Sales

Brian Quinn
03-11-2007, 06:20 PM
Alesha Dixon is set to unveil the 50 best selling male acts in chart history, in VH1 show, The Nation's Favourite No 1 Men.

The programme is the second in a series of VH1 collaborations with The Official Charts Company, and features stars from Cliff Richard to Nelly, who have bagged the UK No 1 singles spot more than once.

Alesha says: "How lucky am I, checking out the stats of 100 gorgeous and talented men in music?"

The King, Elvis reigns, outselling all other artists to claim the coveted title of the UK's favourite, having accumulated 21 No 1s and selling a staggering figure of 10,311,196 singles.

The Beatles are in second place, followed by Sir Cliff Richard.

The show is on VH1 on March 10 at 7pm.

Here is the full top 10.

1 Elvis Presley

2 The Beatles

3 Cliff Richard

4 Westlife

5 Shadows

6 Take That

7 Rolling Stones

8 Oasis

9 Elton John

10 Michael Jackson

The King does it again!!!!

Brian :D (y) :D

03-11-2007, 06:39 PM
:D (y) :clap: :notworthy

Fantastic,pure excellence.x

Unchained Melody
03-12-2007, 03:37 AM
Wow, now that has to be a huge honor ! :notworthy

Thanks for that post Brian (y)

03-12-2007, 03:43 AM
bless my blue suede shoes thats a big suprise :clap:

03-12-2007, 08:16 AM
Oh yeah ~ The King will reign forever!!!! :clap: :clap: :notworthy

Thanks for the post ~ we all know he will always be number 1!!!! (y) :king: :D

03-12-2007, 08:59 AM
(y) (y) (y) (y) (y)

03-12-2007, 09:26 AM
Of course, are we surprised? lol


:clap: :clap: :clap:

03-12-2007, 11:14 AM
hes the man.

03-12-2007, 04:18 PM
Alright :cool:

Thanks for posting(y)

Brian Quinn
03-12-2007, 06:17 PM
Looking at this result in depth it appears that the sales were only for those singles that reached No.1 and only male artists were eligible. Even if female acts were eligible the Top 3 results would still be the same.

Still it shows that the combined sales of Elvis' No.1 singles sold more than the combined sales of the No.1 singles by other artists mentioned.

Amazing when considering he never appeared in the UK or even appeared on TV for an interview.

I spoke to Sony BMG(UK) about the result and they state that they were never consulted about the programme and even if they were they would refuse to give out details of any artists record sales as it is not company policy to do so. I can understand this dilemma, because if the record company stated that Elvis had sold say 20 million records then you can guarantee that Michael Jackson or others of his ilk would immediately claim they had sold 30 million. Farcical really. I think we all know who is the Greatest Record Seller of All-Time.