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Prince Dominates Music Sales In Australia

by Paul Cashmere on April 30, 2016

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Prince has dominated music sales in Australia this week much like the impact David Bowie’s death had on fans back in January.

18 Prince have populated this week’s Australian album chart. Prince has four albums in the Top 10 at positions 2, 4, 5 and 6. Three of those albums are greatest hits. His biggest selling catalogue album was ‘Purple Rain’ at no 5.

Australian fans mirrored the buying habits of the US and UK fans with ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Sign O The Times’ the two biggest catalogue albums.

Prince fans also bought individual tracks. This week he has seven songs in the Top 40 starting with ‘Purple Rain’ at no 3.

Prince’s chart impact is in part due to the fact that he did not allow his videos on YouTube. Fans who did not already own his songs had to buy them because they couldn’t stream the videos.

Prince songs in the Singles chart are:

3 Purple Rain
11 When Doves Cry
22 Little Red Corvette
27 Kiss
28 1999
30 Cream
31 Raspberry Beret
50 Diamonds and Pearls
52 Lets Go Crazy
89 Controversy
106 I Wanna Be Your Lover
112 Nothing Compares 2U
117 I Would Die 4U
148 Money Don’t Matter 2 Night
150 Sign O The Times

Prince albums in the chart are:

2 The Very Best of Prince
4 The Hits / The B Sides
5 Purple Rain
6 Ultimate
20 Sign O The Times
22 Diamonds and Pearls
25 HITNRUN Phase One
40 The Hits 1
55 Art Official Age
82 Around The World In A Day
90 Love Symbol
98 Parade
107 Controversy
117 HITNRUN Phase Two
125 Lovesexy
133 Dirty Mind
142 Prince
154 Graffiti Bridge


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