Sales on Chuck Berry titles explode after his passing

March 20th

Album sales and song sales on titles from Chuck Berry exploded after news of his death this past Saturday, March 18, 2017. The iconic musician and rock & roll pioneer was 90.

Overall, Chuck Berry album sales increased 9,581% after his passing. His album sales average was 39 per day, which went to 2,054 the day of his death and then to 3,808 the day after. Two-thirds of those album sales were for his album, The Definitive Collection.

Chuck Berry song sales increased 11,684% with 16,616 total sales the day after his passing. Johnny B Goode was the most downloaded song the day after Chuck Berry’s passing with 4,297 sales, a 10,330% increase.