Prince's iTunes Sales Spike After His Death

Apr 21, 2016

Prince's albums jumped to the top of iTunes' best seller list on Thursday as fans learned that the pop icon had died.

The Very Best of Prince, a 2001 greatest hits compilation, topped iTunes' albums sales list as of 2:30 p.m., followed by Purple Rain and The Hits/The B-Sides in second and third place, and 1999 at No. 5. Prince had pulled his music from streaming sites, so iTunes is one of the only places to find it online.

Prince, 57, died Thursday at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, after battling the flu. Dozens of celebrities offered remembrances of the singer on Twitter, sharing their favorite songs and lyrics.

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