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Garth Brooks again surpasses Elvis as U.S. solo sales champ
Garth Brooks again surpasses Elvis as U.S. solo sales champ

Garth Brooks has once again pushed past Elvis Presley to take back the title of solo artist who has sold more albums than any other in U.S. history, according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America. Brooks’ comeback album “Man Against Machine,” released Nov. 11, has been certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million copies, pushing up his overall album total to 135 million copies -- that’s one gold record ahead of Presley’s current RIAA total of 134.5 million. Brooks first eclipsed the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 2000, and in subsequent years they’ve swapped positions as ongoing album sales have added to each performer’s...

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