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Prince Fans Pay Tribute, Buying 1 Million Tracks, 240000 Albums In U.S. On Day Of His Death

PrinceU.S fans paid tribute to Prince by purchasing an unprecedented number of his albums and songs on the day of his untimely death – 230,000 albums and 1 million tracks. The breakdown:

Prince Album Sales:

  • Total Prince Album Sales from April 15, 2016 through April 20, 2016: 4,263
    Total Prince Album Sales on April 21: 231,834

    Top 5 Selling Prince Albums on April 21, 2016:

TitleAlbum Sales
The Very Best Of Prince94,621
Purple Rain55,306
The Hits/The B-Sides22,345
Ultimate Prince8,985


Prince Song Sales:

  • Total Prince Song Sales from April 15, 2016 through April 20, 2016: 18,821
  • Total Prince Song Sales on April 21: 1,055,911

    Top 5 Selling Prince Songs on April 21, 2016:

TitleSong Sales
Purple Rain125,773
Little Red Corvette89,978
Let’s Go Crazy77,763
When Doves Cry

The stats were compiled by BuzzAngle Music, a sales & streaming tracking service of music technology company Border City Media.

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