Only 14,000 individual songs and 5,000 albums were sold in the week before he died.
According to Billboard, Prince’s albums sold 654,000 copies in the U.S. between April 15 and April 24, and his individual songs netted 2.82 million downloads in the same time. The impact of Prince’s death is clear on the sales— the week ending April 21 saw 256,000 album sales; the previous week saw just 5,000. 1.04 million individual songs were sold in the week of his death, compared to 14,000 the previous week.
Four of Prince’s albums jumped to the top 5 sellers on iTunes the day fans learned of his death.
Prince died at age 57 at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota.