Not only did "Elvis 30 #1 Hits" debut at No. 1 in the United States, it topped the charts in 16 other countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Australia.
It is the first-ever Elvis album to debut at the top of the charts in the U.S.
According to industry figures released Wednesday, it sold a little more than 500,000 copies.
The disc was buoyed by a massive marketing campaign from Presley's record label, RCA Records, and by the hoopla surrounding the 25th anniversary of Presley's death in August.
"The debut of 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits' at the top of the charts speaks as much to Elvis's future as it does his past," said RCA Music Group Chairman Bob Jamieson.
The album includes classics including "Love Me Tender," "Return to Sender," "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," Jailhouse Rock," and "Burning Love."