Three days after the death of singer Roger Nelson, known by his stage name Prince, sales of his albums increased by 42000% compared to the three days preceding the death of the contractor. According to the representative of Nielsen Music Fran Curtis, until the death of the Prince has sold 42 thousand albums, after — 579 million, reports USA Today.
Peak sales came on Thursday, when it became known about death of the singer, said Curtis. Best of all, according to her, sold the album The Very Best of Prince — it has sold over 250 thousand copies. In second place was the album Purple Rain (133 thousand copies). Only with its release in 1984, it sold 13 million copies.
Three days after the death of the Prince has sold 2.3 million songs — nearly 1 million on Thursday and 900 thousand on Friday, thereby increasing sales of singles during this period, 33500%. Best-selling single was Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette and Let’s Go Crazy.
Prince died on April 21 in the U.S. at the age of 57 years. His body was found in his recording Studio in Minnesota. On April 24, the musician was cremated, a farewell ceremony was private with only close relatives and friends of the singer.
The official representative of Prince Yvette Noel-Schur reported that the cause of death remains unknown, and the autopsy results will be known not earlier than in a month.
During his career Prince has released 39 Studio albums. He recorded songs genres rhythm and Blues, pop, jazz, funk and rock. In total, the singer sold over 100 million records. During his career Prince has become a multiple winner of awards “Grammy”, “Oscar” and “Golden globe”. In 2004, the singer’s name was entered in the Hall of fame rock n ‘ roll.