Prince Dominates Album Chart Following His Death

(AllHipHop News) Prince is the king of the Billboard 200 this week. The late icon sits in both the #1 and #2 positions on the album chart. The Very Best of Prince lands in the top spot while the Purple Rain soundtrack is right behind in second place.

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According to BillboardThe Very Best of Prince earned 179,000 equivalent album units, a rise of more than 10,000% from the previous week. Purple Rain gained more than a 3,000% increase with 69,000 units.

In addition, Prince’s The Hits/The B-Sides comes in at #6 with 41,000 units. Five other LPs charted as well. The Purple One’s entire catalog sold 256,000 copies over the week. That is an increase of 5,298%. The previous week saw about 5,000 copies sold.

The Very Best of Prince is now Prince’s 5th #1 album. His previous chart-toppers were Purple Rain in 1984,  Around The World In A Day in 1985, the Batman soundtrack in 1989, and 3121 in 2006.

Prince’s music is currently only available for streaming on Tidal. The Minneapolis born singer-songwriter was a big supporter of the Jay Z led entertainment platform.

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