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Prince Music Sees Major Posthumous Sales Boost


MINNEAPOLIS (CelebrityAccess) — After he was found dead on April 21st, rock legend Prince saw a major uptick in record sales.

On the day of his death, Prince sold a total of 231,800 albums, a marked increase over the 4,300 sold between April 15 and April 20, according to BuzzAngle Music, a sales and streaming tracking service by music technology company Border City Media.

Greatest-hits album The Very Best of Prince led the sales sure, with 94,600 copies sold, followed by Purple Rain, which sold 55,300 copies; The Hits /The B Sides, which sold 22,400 units; and 1999, which movied 11,600 copies, according to USA Today.

Single tracks moved for the purple one as well, with Prince selling more than 1 million tracks on Thursday, up from 18,800 sold in the past five days previous, USA Today said. Best-selling songs included Purple Rain (125,800), Little Red Corvette (90,000), Kiss (86,400), Let's Go Crazy (77,800), and When Doves Cry (66,500). – Staff Writers