CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Sales of Prince’s music have soared since news broke of the pop star’s death.
Three of his songs — “Purple Rain,” ”Little Red Corvette,” and “When Doves Cry,” — surged to 7th, 9th and 10th on iTunes’ Top Songs chart.READ MORE: Air Search Launched In Scandia For Missing 12-Year-Old
Four of his albums — “The Very Best of Prince,” ”Purple Rain,” ”The Hits / The B-Sides,” and “1999” — jumped to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th on iTunes’ Top Albums chart by Thursday afternoon.
Price’s publicist tells the AP he was found dead at his suburban Minneapolis home earlier Thursday.READ MORE: Soon After Minneapolis Police Reopen Uptown Intersection, Protesters Return Barricades
The singer’s music catalog, including last year’s “HITNRUN Phase One & Two,” was streaming on Tidal, another high-profile exclusive for the Jay Z-backed service. Other streaming services like Spotify and Rhapsody did not offer Prince’s songs.
A Warner Music spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the latest state of his contract with the record label.MORE NEWS: St. Croix River Water Levels Threaten To Reach Historic Lows If Drought Conditions Continue
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