Fans show their love of Prince with tremendous sales

April 22nd
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UPDATED Mon. April 25 4:00PM GMT-4 to include U.S. 4-day sales numbers.

UPDATED Sat. April 23 4:00PM GMT-4 to include Canada sales numbers.

NEW YORK, New York— April 22, 2016 6:00PM GMT-4 — Fans showed their love for Prince by purchasing a tremendous number of his albums and songs on the day of his untimely death:

               

An amazing 230K album sales and 1M song sales in the U.S. on Thursday April 21st alone,
and 650K album sales and 3M song sales from April 21 through April 24.

Reported by BuzzAngle Music, a sales & streaming tracking service by music technology company Border City Media.

         


Prince U.S. Album Sales:

Total U.S. Prince Album Sales from April 15, 2016 through April 20, 2016: 4,263

Total U.S. Prince Album Sales from April 21 through April 24, 2016: 654,861

Daily Breakdown:

Title Total 4/24/2016 4/23/2016 4/22/2016 4/21/2016
All U.S. Albums 654,861 64,529 132,788 225,710 231,834
The Very Best Of Prince 260,296 23,432 50,358 91,885 94,621
Purple Rain 144,754 13,517 27,861 48,070 55,306
The Hits/The B-Sides 63,951 6,116 12,971 22,519 22,345
Ultimate Prince 37,424 4,552 8,579 15,308 8,985
1999 33,371 3,041 6,692 11,998 11,640

Prince U.S. Song Sales:

Total U.S. Prince Song Sales from April 21 through April 24, 2016: 18,821

Total U.S. Prince Song Sales from April 21 through April 24, 2016: 3,072,893

Daily Breakdown:

Title Total 4/24/2016 4/23/2016 4/22/2016 4/21/2016
All Songs 3,072,893 344,449 635,399 1,037,134 1,055,911
Purple Rain 352,144 40,781 69,597 115,993 125,773
Little Red Corvette 225,867 22,145 42,067 71,677 89,978
Kiss 205,454 20,100 36,390 62,542 86,422
Let’s Go Crazy 203,778 22,150 39,046 64,819 77,763
When Doves Cry 196,241 26,557 49,221 51,927 68,536
1999 184,865 19,063 36,151 64,195 65,456

Prince Canada Album Sales:

Total Canada Prince Album Sales from April 15, 2016 through April 20, 2016: 157

Total Canada Prince Album Sales on April 21: 7,783

Top 5 Canada Selling Prince Albums on April 21, 2016:

Title Album Sales
The Very Best Of Prince 3,574
Purple Rain 1,491
The Hits/The B-Sides 656
Ultimate Prince 552
1999 274

Prince Canada Song Sales:

Total Canada Prince Song Sales from April 15, 2016 through April 20, 2016: 997

Total Canada Prince Song Sales on April 21: 38,397

Top 5 Canada Selling Prince Songs on April 21, 2016:

Title Song Sales
Purple Rain 5,988
Kiss 4,106
When Doves Cry 3,936
Little Red Corvette 3,844
Let’s Go Crazy 3,563

About BuzzAngle Music

BuzzAngle Music’s new charts and analytics offer data at a much more granular level and in a much more timely manner than the most commonly used measurement of sales and streaming available up to this point, leading to an ability to produce over 250,000 unique charts daily, revolutionizing a slow, staid and stale aspect of the music industry. The week-to-date charts are updated each day to reflect the previous day’s sales and streaming activity in both the United States and Canada.

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About Border City Media

Border City Media is a New York-based music technology company that has developed a unique set of services that will radically change the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends. BuzzAngle Music is the first in a series of Border City Media services that will also include BuzzAngle Movies and BuzzAngle Books. Border City Media was founded by Jim Lidestri, previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Interliant, Inc. one of the industry’s first application service providers.

Twitter: @buzzanglemusic