The total is either for the International/Hilton is either 637 or 837 I keep getting 2 totals, from different sources. Total concerts altogether 1135 from 69 to 77.
Record sales is around a billion single, ep, albums cds etc worldwide
for USA he has 117.5 million album sales as of 2003 i think (# one single performer for album sales according to RIAA. This does not include album totals
below there requirements for gold. As the music industry has changed and expanded over the years, so have requirements for gold and platinum awards. Initially, the popular music market was predominantly a singles-oriented one, with the success of an artist?s single releases being considered much more important than album sales. Most artists, including Elvis, were judged in this manner, and their careers were developed accordingly. In line with this thinking, the original requirements for a gold single was one million units sold, and after 1976, for a platinum, two million units. Conversely, albums were awarded gold status for sales of one million dollars based on thirty-three and a third percent of an album?s retail price rather than one million units, which was reflective of the lower priority placed on album sales. Thus, for artists in the 1950?s and 1960?s receiving a ?gold? single (reaching at least one million units in sales) was considered quite a feat. An artist, on the other hand, could have a number of ?million dollar?, or gold albums, which, depending on the price of albums at that time, could result in an award being given for less than the one million units given for a gold single. BMG in looking into his sales found I read 4 tons of paperwork in a warehouse in New Jersey concerning Elvis's sales in the the first 5 years with RCA and hve been sifting thru it and thats where Thats All Right finally got its gold status.
On January 1st 1975, the requirements for albums changed. Whilst ?single? requirements remained the same, album certification was now based on units sold rather than dollars, with 500,000 units being required for a gold album. This change was brought about by the higher prices for albums, which, according to the million dollar rule, could qualify an album for gold status without selling a specific fixed amount. Additionally, in 1976, a ?platinum? category was added for both album and single sales, again reflecting the increase in the music buying public and the sales of popular music overall. A gold album required 500,000 units to be sold, whereas a platinum album required one million units. These requirements remain the same today. Singles, up until 1991, remained at one million units for gold and two million for platinum, but since have been reduced to 500,000 units for gold and one million for platinum, the same as album requirements. In the 50s and 60s it was much harder to be awarded gold and platinum because of the stiffer rules when ELvis was racking them up left and right it was a huge feat compared to todays easier requirements. Elvis has many re-releases of repackaged albumsand singles over the last 28 year which are not counted because if they sell 499,000 it is not counted in the totals until it reaches the 500, 000 point.
Most people claim more than a billion viewers for Aloha.