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  • MID-DECEMBER 2010 UPDATES

    U.K.

    ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL - THE UNION
    Silver Certification (Album) venerd́ 17 dicembre 2010
    UNIVERSAL MUSIC (MERCURY)
    Released luned́ 25 ottobre 2010
    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

    SILVER means 60.000 records distributed.

    Captain % The kid also has to be certified SILVER,
    having sold 64.000 copies, that means about 75/80.000 records distributed in uk.
    ----------------------------------------


    UK CHARTS this week

    n.5 Ellie Goulding YOUR SONG COVER 52,692 (341,291 to date)
    n.97 from n.120 YOUR SNG by Elton

    [/b]

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    • Originally posted by danavon
      Originally posted by chartobserver
      Are there any sales figures for Elton John records? World be nice to see. I do not have access to ORICON numbers.
      Elton John

      The One (20,680)
      Greatest Hits Volume I - reissue 1992 (2,980)
      Duets (39,190)
      Made in England (101,130)
      Love Songs (249,570)
      Elton John's Greatest Hits - reissue 1996 (104,010)
      The Big Picture (32,440)
      Songs from the West Coast (7,230)
      Greatest Hits 1970–2002 (17,579)
      Peachtree Road (1,281)
      The Captain & the Kid (928)
      The Best (1,562)
      The Union (2,845)

      at present I can't search albums and singles charts before on October 5th 1987.
      because not public yet.

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      • Billboard Top 200:

        Originally posted by lucad
        also in us
        135 RE-ENTRY 38 Rocket Man: Number Ones, Elton John


        I think with this pace in sales "Number Ones" will break the million-level sometime next year.

        135 JOHN*ELTON ROCKET MAN-NUMBER 1'S 5,410 -29 7,650 750,574

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        • UK ALBUM SALES in 2010
          n.193 in the YEAR top 200
          Elton John Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits 72.000
          The Union - 50.000 approx

          Comment


          • 72000 in UK only. not bad.

            Comment


            • Elton John's 'Gnomeo and Juliet' hits no. 1 just in time for Oscar
              Sunday, February 27 2011

              Just in time for his annual Oscar party, Elton John's "Gnomeo and Juliet" hit no. 1 at the box office.

              A rare achievement in its third week of wide release, "Gnomeo & Juliet" pulled in another $14.2 million for an estimated new cume of $75.1 million. The 3D animated tale will certainly pass the $100 million mark, but questions abound how much more the surprise hit could have made if the picture had been released under the Disney label instead of Touchstone Pictures. In any event, it's a great achievement for Elton and his producing team who worked hard with former Disney studio head Dick Cook to get the film made.

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              • What a LEGEND!

                Records - Union at n.3 in Billboard, n.3 best album of the year for Rolling Stone; and catalog still selling!
                Concerts - forever a top 10 in the best grossing tour
                Theatre - LION KING going on from 1997, BILLY ELLIOT in NYork, London, Australia, Canada, and Far East
                Movies - GNOMEO as executive producer, the movie reach n.1 at the 3rd week of release in US, the 1st week in uk
                Charity with Elton John AIDS foundation
                [/b]

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                • New certifications from the RIAA website:

                  Elton John, GH 70-02 5xp (was 3xp)

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                  • http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata ... =tblTopArt

                    Top Selling Artists

                    Artist Certified Units in Millions

                    BEATLES, THE 177
                    PRESLEY, ELVIS 129.5
                    BROOKS, GARTH 128
                    LED ZEPPELIN 111.5
                    EAGLES 100
                    JOEL, BILLY 79.5
                    PINK FLOYD 74.5
                    JOHN, ELTON 72
                    STREISAND, BARBRA 71.5
                    AC/DC 71

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                    • Also, ANOTHER CERTIFICATION.
                      Artist
                      JOHN, ELTON Title
                      #1'S ROCKET MAN Certification Date
                      02/28/2011 Label
                      UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
                      Award Description
                      2.00x MULTI PLATINUM Format
                      VIDEO LONGFORM CategorySOLO

                      I don't know about that.
                      May be that Rocket man compilations has been certified as a dvd and not a cd-album?

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by thebigham
                        New certifications from the RIAA website:

                        Elton John, GH 70-02 5xp (was 3xp)
                        Great news

                        Comment


                        • It was overdued.

                          Now there are still some important certifications missing... Cert. for "Elton John" (Plat), "Honky Château" (MultPlat) for instance. And "Empty Sky", "11-17-70" oder "The Union" are predestinated for Gold. By this time next year "Rocket Man" (CD) will be ready for Plat.

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                          • For certifications you have to pay.
                            I think it's a little signal that things are getting better with elton and majors, at least in US.
                            It's a first result of THE UNION success probably.

                            Comment


                            • And also ONE NIGHT ONLY cd is near to PLATINUM, as the wonderful LIVE IN AUSTRAIA is near to Double PLATINUM

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                              • Originally posted by lucad
                                Also, ANOTHER CERTIFICATION.
                                Artist
                                JOHN, ELTON Title
                                #1'S ROCKET MAN Certification Date
                                02/28/2011 Label
                                UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
                                Award Description
                                2.00x MULTI PLATINUM Format
                                VIDEO LONGFORM CategorySOLO

                                I don't know about that.
                                May be that Rocket man compilations has been certified as a dvd and not a cd-album?
                                The Rocket Man cd is Gold.

                                Comment


                                • Some LPs from Elton are near to the next level but some tenthousend copies are missing and so there´s no way for certification. Since record sales have been more than halved these records have no chance for soon certification. By the way these 80s records sell quite low. Reg Strikes Back (near Plat) or Sleeping With The Past (near 2xPlat) or The Very Best Of (1990 US import) near Gold are some examples.
                                  Considering the estimated number of unreported sales (not counted sales between cert levels or insufficient sales) and the inadequate certified records the actual album sales of Elton are 85-90 million in US.

                                  Comment


                                  • lucad wrote:
                                    Also, ANOTHER CERTIFICATION.
                                    Artist
                                    JOHN, ELTON Title
                                    #1'S ROCKET MAN Certification Date
                                    02/28/2011 Label
                                    UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
                                    Award Description
                                    2.00x MULTI PLATINUM Format
                                    VIDEO LONGFORM CategorySOLO

                                    I don't know about that.
                                    May be that Rocket man compilations has been certified as a dvd and not a cd-album?

                                    You Wrote:
                                    The Rocket Man cd is Gold.
                                    -------------

                                    Yes, but this doesn't answer to my question.
                                    I think this dvd is the one that comes out with the 1st press of Rccket Man cd. This will explain this 200.000 copies sold.


                                    ALSO;
                                    there's another 200.000copies dvd that has to be certified in US, and it's DOUBLE.
                                    It's "ELTON at 60"

                                    Comment


                                    • CANADA
                                      Gold

                                      40,000 Units
                                      Elton John & Leon Russell
                                      "The Union"
                                      Decca US / Mercury UK / Universal Music

                                      Comment


                                      • 26 March 2011
                                        Billboard US DVD CHART

                                        29 RE-ENTRY 66weeks (Elton 60: Live At Madison Square Garden)

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                                        • Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Songwriters of All Time

                                          1. Bob Dylan
                                          2. John Lennon/Paul McCartney
                                          3. John Lennon
                                          4. Bruce Sprinsteen
                                          5. Paul McCartney
                                          6. Neil Young
                                          7. Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
                                          8. Paul Simon
                                          9. Joni Mitchell
                                          10. Elton John/Bernie Taupin
                                          Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                          • (Andy at haven)

                                            U.K.
                                            Top Selling Singles Artists of Alltime!

                                            Pos. Artist New Total

                                            5 Elton John 14880000
                                            Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

                                            Comment


                                            • Originally posted by borderwolf
                                              (Andy at haven)

                                              U.K.
                                              Top Selling Singles Artists of Alltime!

                                              Pos. Artist New Total

                                              5 Elton John 14880000
                                              priestmaniac

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                                              • Re: Elton John :: Charts & Sales History

                                                Originally posted by Basil
                                                Key
                                                year of release
                                                year of last certification
                                                title
                                                riaa shipment
                                                soundscan total - courtesy of Hanboo
                                                weeks on catalogue chart since 1982

                                                Elton John - USA Shipments

                                                Original Studio Albums
                                                1969 none Empty Sky - 42,000
                                                1970 1971 Elton John - 500,000 - 123,000
                                                1971 1998 Tumbleweed Connection - 1,000,000 - 51,000
                                                1971 1998 Madman Across the Water - 2,000,000 - 171,000
                                                1972 1995 Honky Chateau - 1,000,000 - 219,000
                                                1973 1995 Don't Shoot Me - 3,000,000 - 209,000
                                                1973 1998 Goodbye Yellowbrick Road - 7,000,000 - 1,600,000 - 16 weeks
                                                1974 1993 Caribou - 2,000,000 - 82,000
                                                1975 1993 Captain Fantastic - 3,000,000 - 312,000
                                                1975 1993 Rock of the Westies - 1,000,000 - 41,000
                                                1976 1976 Blue Moves - 1,000,000 - 30,000
                                                1978 1978 A Single Man - 1,000,000 - 18,000
                                                1980 1980 21 at 33 - 500,000 - 11,000
                                                1981 none The Fox - 27,000
                                                1982 1982 Jump Up - 500,000 - 27,000
                                                1983 1995 Too Low For Zero - 1,000,000 - 20,000
                                                1984 1998 Breaking Hearts - 1,000,000 - 23,000
                                                1985 1986 Ice On Fire - 500,000 - 27,000
                                                1986 none Leather Jackets - 8,000
                                                1988 1988 Reg Strikes Back - 500,000 - 49,000
                                                1989 1990 Sleeping with the Past - 1,000,000 - 325,000
                                                1992 1993 The One - 2,000,000 - 1,879,000
                                                1995 1995 Made in England - 1,000,000 - 1,035,000
                                                1997 1998 The Big Picture - 1,000,000 - 776,000
                                                2001 2001 Songs From the West Coast - 500,000 - 594,000 aug 2007
                                                2004 2004 Peachtree Road - 500,000 - 335,000 aug 2007
                                                2006 none The Captain and The Kid - 148,000 aug 2007

                                                Other Projects
                                                1971 1971 Friends - 500,000
                                                1979 none The Thom Bell Sessions - 6,000
                                                1979 none Victim Of Love - 32,000
                                                1993 1994 Duets - 1,000,000 - 823,000
                                                1999 1999 Aida - 500,000 n/a
                                                2000 none The Road to Eldorado - 197,000
                                                2010 none Union (with Leon Russell)

                                                Live Albums
                                                1971 none '17-11-70 - 54,000
                                                1976 1998 Here and There - 1,000,000 - 41,000
                                                1987 1995 Live in Australia - 1,000,000 - 500,000
                                                2000 2001 One Night Only - 500,000 - 730,000

                                                Major Compilations
                                                1974 2003 Greatest Hits - 16,000,000 - 4,623,000 may 2006 - 681 weeks - 101 weeks at Number One
                                                1977 1998 Greatest Hits Vol 2 - 5,000,000 - 1,512,000 - 282 weeks
                                                1987 1995 Greatest Hits Vol 3 1979-1987 - 2,000,000 - 280,000 - 6 weeks
                                                1992 1998 Greatest Hits 1976-1986 - 2,000,000 - 1,794,000 - 71 weeks
                                                1995 2000 Love Songs - 3,000,000 - 2,244,000 - 26 weeks
                                                2002 2011 Greatest Hits 1970-2002 - 2,500,000 - 2,266,000 jan 2008 - 35 weeks
                                                2007 2008 Rocket Man-Number Ones - 500,000 - 762,000 feb 2011

                                                Other Compilations
                                                1990 1992 To Be Continued - 250,000 - 142,000
                                                1992 none Rare Masters - 111,000
                                                1986 1995 Your Songs - 500,000 106,000
                                                1999 none Live at the Ritz Limited Release - 38,000
                                                Imported Album The Very Best Of - 162,000

                                                Also:-
                                                2004 remixed EP - 11,000
                                                Xmas Party - 120,000 - Elton on 2 of the 21 tracks (thanks Han)

                                                Total Shipments - 68,750,000 feb 2011

                                                Soundscan total since 1991 - 25,838,000 dec 2007


                                                A few titles could do with an riaa update - particularly the 1970 Elton John album last certified in 1971!!

                                                Not included is The Lion King Soundtrack which shipped 10 million and has a soundscan figure of 7,676,000

                                                Also, very interesting soundscan figure for that single Candle in the Wind 1997

                                                8,837,000}

                                                A relatively easy one to update. Amazed they bothered to certify Greatest Hits 1970-2002 after so long. However it probably means they may never bother to update the rest of the catalogue.

                                                The Rocket Man compilation keeps ticking over nicely.

                                                Any soundscan updates very welcome, particularly for Union.
                                                See Page One of my threads for all updates

                                                Comment


                                                • Re: Elton John :: Charts & Sales History

                                                  Originally posted by Basil
                                                  Originally posted by Basil
                                                  Key
                                                  year of release
                                                  year of last certification
                                                  title
                                                  riaa shipment
                                                  soundscan total - courtesy of Hanboo
                                                  weeks on catalogue chart since 1982

                                                  Elton John - USA Shipments

                                                  Original Studio Albums
                                                  1969 none Empty Sky - 42,000


                                                  1970 1971 Elton John - 500,000 - 123,000
                                                  1971 1998 Tumbleweed Connection - 1,000,000 - 51,000
                                                  1971 1998 Madman Across the Water - 2,000,000 - 171,000
                                                  1972 1995 Honky Chateau - 1,000,000 - 219,000
                                                  1973 1995 Don't Shoot Me - 3,000,000 - 209,000
                                                  1973 1998 Goodbye Yellowbrick Road - 7,000,000 - 1,600,000 - 16 weeks
                                                  1974 1993 Caribou - 2,000,000 - 82,000
                                                  1975 1993 Captain Fantastic - 3,000,000 - 312,000
                                                  1975 1993 Rock of the Westies - 1,000,000 - 41,000
                                                  1976 1976 Blue Moves - 1,000,000 - 30,000
                                                  1978 1978 A Single Man - 1,000,000 - 18,000
                                                  1980 1980 21 at 33 - 500,000 - 11,000
                                                  1981 none The Fox - 27,000
                                                  1982 1982 Jump Up - 500,000 - 27,000
                                                  1983 1995 Too Low For Zero - 1,000,000 - 20,000
                                                  1984 1998 Breaking Hearts - 1,000,000 - 23,000
                                                  1985 1986 Ice On Fire - 500,000 - 27,000
                                                  1986 none Leather Jackets - 8,000
                                                  1988 1988 Reg Strikes Back - 500,000 - 49,000
                                                  1989 1990 Sleeping with the Past - 1,000,000 - 325,000
                                                  1992 1993 The One - 2,000,000 - 1,879,000
                                                  1995 1995 Made in England - 1,000,000 - 1,035,000
                                                  1997 1998 The Big Picture - 1,000,000 - 776,000
                                                  2001 2001 Songs From the West Coast - 500,000 - 594,000 aug 2007
                                                  2004 2004 Peachtree Road - 500,000 - 335,000 aug 2007
                                                  2006 none The Captain and The Kid - 148,000 aug 2007

                                                  Other Projects
                                                  1971 1971 Friends - 500,000
                                                  1979 none The Thom Bell Sessions - 6,000
                                                  1979 none Victim Of Love - 32,000
                                                  1993 1994 Duets - 1,000,000 - 823,000
                                                  1999 1999 Aida - 500,000 n/a
                                                  2000 none The Road to Eldorado - 197,000
                                                  2010 none Union (with Leon Russell)

                                                  Live Albums
                                                  1971 none '17-11-70 - 54,000
                                                  1976 1998 Here and There - 1,000,000 - 41,000
                                                  1987 1995 Live in Australia - 1,000,000 - 500,000
                                                  2000 2001 One Night Only - 500,000 - 730,000

                                                  Major Compilations
                                                  1974 2003 Greatest Hits - 16,000,000 - 4,623,000 may 2006 - 681 weeks - 101 weeks at Number One
                                                  1977 1998 Greatest Hits Vol 2 - 5,000,000 - 1,512,000 - 282 weeks
                                                  1987 1995 Greatest Hits Vol 3 1979-1987 - 2,000,000 - 280,000 - 6 weeks
                                                  1992 1998 Greatest Hits 1976-1986 - 2,000,000 - 1,794,000 - 71 weeks
                                                  1995 2000 Love Songs - 3,000,000 - 2,244,000 - 26 weeks
                                                  2002 2011 Greatest Hits 1970-2002 - 2,500,000 - 2,266,000 jan 2008 - 35 weeks
                                                  2007 2008 Rocket Man-Number Ones - 500,000 - 762,000 feb 2011

                                                  Other Compilations
                                                  1990 1992 To Be Continued - 250,000 - 142,000
                                                  1992 none Rare Masters - 111,000
                                                  1986 1995 Your Songs - 500,000 106,000
                                                  1999 none Live at the Ritz Limited Release - 38,000
                                                  Imported Album The Very Best Of - 162,000

                                                  Also:-
                                                  2004 remixed EP - 11,000
                                                  Xmas Party - 120,000 - Elton on 2 of the 21 tracks (thanks Han)

                                                  Total Shipments - 68,750,000 feb 2011

                                                  Soundscan total since 1991 - 25,838,000 dec 2007


                                                  A few titles could do with an riaa update - particularly the 1970 Elton John album last certified in 1971!!

                                                  Not included is The Lion King Soundtrack which shipped 10 million and has a soundscan figure of 7,676,000

                                                  Also, very interesting soundscan figure for that single Candle in the Wind 1997

                                                  8,837,000}

                                                  A relatively easy one to update. Amazed they bothered to certify Greatest Hits 1970-2002 after so long. However it probably means they may never bother to update the rest of the catalogue.

                                                  The Rocket Man compilation keeps ticking over nicely.

                                                  Any soundscan updates very welcome, particularly for Union.
                                                  Last figures

                                                  JOHN*ELTON & LEON RUSSEL UNION this week 3.185 -18,2%
                                                  total: 302.654

                                                  Comment


                                                  • CANADA
                                                    Gold40,000 Units
                                                    Elton John & Leon Russell
                                                    "The Union"
                                                    Decca US / Mercury UK / Universal Music

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