Prince’s artistry is still being celebrated by fans all over, and while his untimely passing this past Thursday (Apr. 21) is still hard to swallow, his music is living on. It’s being reported by Billboard two of his albums, The Very Best Of Prince and Purple Rain have snagged the top two spots on their album charts, respectively.
The site reads, “The Very Best of Prince earned 179,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 21 (up 10,872 percent compared to the previous week). Of that sum, 100,000 were in traditional album sales (up 11,232 percent). As for Purple Rain, it moved 69,000 units (63,000 in pure album sales; up 3,101 percent).”
The Very Best Of Prince features hits like “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “1999,” “Cream,” and “Thieves In The Temple,” while Purple Rain includes “I Would Die 4 U,” “When Doves Cry,” and the title track for the 1984 film, which won an Oscar for Best Original Film Score.
Billboard also reports, Prince’s overall catalog sold 256,000 copies — an increase of 5,298 percent compared to the previous week (5,000).”
That Purple Reign just won’t let up.