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Prince Sold More Albums Than Any Other Artist in 2016

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  1. Melody Bot

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    In the year after Prince’s death on April 21, 2016, the Purple One’s catalog of albums and songs have sold a combined 7.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, through the week ending April 13. Of that sum, 2.3 million were in traditional album sales, and 5.4 million were from digital song downloads.

    The bulk of his album and songs sales occurred in the month after his death: 5.65 million were registered between April 21 and May 19, 2016.

    Incredibly, for the full year of 2016, Prince sold more albums than any other artist — even Adele — with 2.23 million copies sold. (Adele sold 2.21 million albums last year.)

  2. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

  3. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

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  4. Steve_JustAGuy


    Still so wild that he passed a year ago.
  5. JamesMichael

    Software Engineer Prestigious

    Music lost an incredible musician that day. Still hits me in the feels!

    Incredible his legacy is that strong to push them album sales and streams today.
  6. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    He should be the biggest seller of every year ever. An unparalleled genius.
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  7. JamesMichael

    Software Engineer Prestigious

    Preach it brother!