Ever since Prince’s demise at age 57, his catalog has raked in 7.7 million in sales according to Nielsen Music and BillBoard.
The majority of those sales, totaling 5.65 million, accumulated in the month following Prince’s death at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota last year between April 21 and May 19, 2016.
Fans of the eclectic musician purchased 2.3 million copies of his various albums and 5.4 million songs were digitally downloaded.
Naturally outshining every artist, even in death, Prince sold more albums than every recording artist in 2016 including Drake and Adele, who pushed 2.23 million copies.
One of his albums, The Very Best of Prince, landed at #8 on Neilson Music’s Top 10 Selling Albums of 2016 with a total of 668,000 units sold. This was followed by Purple Rain (498,000) and 1999 (169,000) among many more of his musical masterpieces.