NEW YORK – And the hits just keep on comin' for Elvis Presley, whose new record debuts tomorrow at No. 1 on the charts -- even though he's been dead for 25 years.
Elvis: 30 No. 1 Hits, released one week ago, has sold nearly 500,000 copies in the United States alone, making it the hottest CD in the nation, according to SoundScan, which tracks sales in record stores.
The disc also has the European market all shook up -- it's No. 1 in England and Ireland, and is on top of the Canadian charts as well.
"We're thrilled. Elvis' legacy transcends time and generations," said Richard Sanders, executive vice president of RCA Records, which released the CD.
The King died on Aug. 17, 1977 at the age of 42.