Prince Takes Over Billboard Chart With 5 Titles In Top 10, Sells 4.4 Million Albums

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Prince has taken over the Billboard’s 200 Album chart, with five titles taking spots in the top 10 and selling 4.4 million albums in one week since he died.

On Thursday, five of the legendary singer’s albums landed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart including, “Purple Rain”, “The Very Best of Prince” and “1999.” This sets a record not accomplished since 1963 when the chart was created, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

In addition in one week after his death, the late singer sold 4.4 million albums. Something they say could be partly due to his music not being “available on most digital streaming sites.”

In comparison, David Bowie sold 308,00 albums in the four days after he died.

Warner Bros. Records, realizing the demand for the legendary singers music is extremely high, moved up the release dates for “nine classic albums” to be reissued on vinyl. Those will reportedly include “Around the world in a Day” in June and ending with “Love Symbol” in mid December.

Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home on April 21. An autopsy was conducted but the cause of death has yet to be released. Authorities say the toxicology reports will not be complete for several weeks. (RELATED:Report: Percocet Found In Prince System, Link To Death Unknown)