I commence with the following statement from the latest Cashbox Magazine.
08/26/2007 -- COMMENTARY
Last week and this week too, Elvis fans are flooding Memphis, Tennessee on the 30th anniversary of Elvis death. All Elvis product picked up steam and from our independent reports was selling so well the newest RCA releases were sold out in some areas. Our competition has this product at a low chart position, however two of these releases vaulted to # 1 in Cashbox. When is the world going to learn everything isn't soundscanned. A lot of Elvis product moved VIA independent vendors who don't know what soundscan is. I know we got it right. Sorry Billboard, you need to send some folks out in the field especially around Memphis and maybe you would get this weeks chart right. Depending solely on your source didn't get it this week.
Top Country Albums - 'Hitstory' - No.1
Top Inspirational Albums - 'Elvis: Ultimate Gospel' - No.1
Top Rock Albums - 'Elvis - Viva Las Vegas' - No.5
Last edited by Brian Quinn; 08-30-2007 at 09:27 AM.
The latest 'Cashbox' Charts have 'Hitstory' at No.3 in the Top Pop Albums and 'Ultimate Gospel' at No.16 in the Top Inspirational Albums.