Elvis Surpasses 50 Million in Singles Sales

Elvis Presley’s 1954 single “Good Rockin’ Tonight” has been certified gold to push his total U.S. single sales past 50 million. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Presley’s birth, Elvis Presley Enterprises will be presented a special RIAA sales award during a ceremony Saturday (Jan. 8) at the singer’s Graceland mansion in Memphis. The latest certification, representing 500,000 in domestic sales, solidifies Presley’s status as the artist possessing more certified singles than anyone in music history. In second place is Elton John, who has sold more than 21 million singles. Having sold more than 116 million albums in the U.S., Presley remains the best-selling solo artist in history.