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Prince Has Five Albums In US Top 10

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 5, 2016

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Prince has smashed all chart records, putting five albums in the top ten and nineteen albums in the Billboard 200.

02. The Very Best of Prince
03. Purple Rain
04. The Hits/The B-Sides
06. Ultimate
07. 1999
20. Sign O’ the Times
48. HITNRUN Phase One
50. Parade: Music From the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon
51. Around the World in a Day
52. Prince
55. Controversy
56. Dirty Mind
61. Batman
80. Diamonds and Pearls
81. Art Official Age
111. Love Symbol Album
116. HITNRUN Phase Two
138. For You
192. PLECTRUMELECTRUM
Prince sold 4.41 million albums in singles last week, the first full chart week since his death.

Billboard notes that Prince’s record would have actually been a tie but, due to changes in chart methodology, Michael Jackson and the Beatles were not eligible for the Billboard 200 at the time that they would have equaled the record. When Jackson died and when the Beatles’ catalog came to digital, older albums were relegated to the Catalog Albums chart. Each would have had five in the top ten had the charts been combined.

One of the albums, HITNRUN Phase Two, is making its chart debut this week based on sales only from the Tidal service. As of this past Friday, the first day of the new chart week, it became available through all retailers, so expect it to jump next week.

On the Hot 100, Prince has eight tracks in the top 40 including two in the top ten:

04. Purple Rain
08. When Doves Cry
20. Little Red Corvette
23. Kiss
25. Let’s Go Crazy
27. 1999
33. Raspberry Beret
39. I Would Die 4 U

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