Mind-Blowing: Prince Tops Billboard 200 — With One Day Of Sales

Published: Friday 22nd Apr 2016 by Sam

Over the course of Prince‘s illustrious career, he occupied the top spot in the hearts and minds of his legions of fans.

Today though, just 24 hours after his sudden death, the Purple One sits in the #1 position on the Billboard 200 chart.

Full story below…

Earlier today we reported the rapid rate at which the late legend’s catalogue was selling at retail.

Now the numbers are in (via Hits Daily Double) and they paint a compelling picture.

[Note that these are not predictions, they are final sales accrued during the last counting day used to determine this week’s charts]

‘The Very Best of Prince’ compilation has charged to the top of the Billboard count with pure sales of 96,000 – a number which rises to 172,000 when factoring in the new Sales Plus Streaming system.

Largely hailed as the icon’s magnum opus, ‘Purple Rain’ powered to #2 with 55k sold. ‘The Hits and B-Sides’ hit #7 with 22k. Outside the top 10, ‘1999’ danced its way to #14 with 12k shifted.

Completing the top 40 takeover, ‘Ultimate: Prince’ registered at #23 and ‘Sign O’ the Times’ earned the #37 spot.

In just 24 hours, Prince has sold over 200,000 albums and upwards of 900,000 singular songs.


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  1. Metzo April 22, 2016


    • FC/JC April 23, 2016


    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) April 23, 2016

      I hope I don’t get attacked for this but I mean this in the nicest way possible if u squint a little, Prince and Micheal Jackson were Definitely the Male version of Beyonce and Rihanna of thier time, and we both know MJ was definitely the Beyonce of the two… ijs

      • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB April 23, 2016

        Fame and success wise, definitely not with talent as a factor. But yeah i can see it

  2. HailBeysus April 22, 2016

    DAMN!!! Guess no #1 for Frih!!! Yay we get to see TRUE TALENT ON THE CHARTS AGAIN FOR A BIT!!! RIP PRINCE!!!

    • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

      Someone had to die to beat her. That’s your logic, worry about Beyonce pushed back album.

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        I can’t at you saying “someone had to die to beat her” Bitxh you act as if this was a plan to take her down kiii!! You act as if Frih has been #1 for weeks like Adele! She’s been beat! Her album’s only been #1 for 2 weeks out of how many???

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 22, 2016

        MESS @ “Someone had to die to beat her”
        Actually, a lot of people beat her. That’s why the album DEBUTED at #27. BLOOP!

      • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

        Blah blah blah. You’re the only person that thought of Rihanna when it’s about Prince. She rules your lil mind.

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        Lmfao when you’ve been clocked resort to “blah blah blah!” ???? and change the subject KIII!!!

      • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

        You’re 2nd to comment and it was Rihanna hate. Can’t wait for Beyonce to flop.

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        Lmfao!!! You mad cause I spoke truth??? She is beat tho, is she not?
        Hahaha and are wait for Frihs flop is over kiii!!! She’ll only decline from here on out unless she fully sells out to go back to chasing radio hits! Oh wait…. she did that with “Anti” ????!!! Looks like Beyoncé will be outlasting Rihflop too. #ByeBritney #ByeAlicia #ByeAshanti #ByeAvril #ByeCiara #ByeLadyGaga #ByeRihanna #QueenofLongeviteyBeyoncé #460

    • rosy3 April 22, 2016

      You need a life bum b**** bey formation dead in the Louisiana sewage system you worrying about rih b**** where your broke ass coins Beyonce clothes still sitting on nordstom shelves while rih slippers sold out stinking p**** b**** broke down welfare I give you a pass this weekend you cannot afford hbo for,free that’s how broke you are

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        Death!!! Bitxh yo ass needs to find a new doctor because your personalities are starting to give me whiplash bitxh! Lets not talk about broke when The SLAVI fail to purchase Frihannas albums! Instead they resort to free streaming! Has Anti Sold 1m in the states yet? Has it sold 1m worldwide yet?y Lets not talk about broke when the SALVI fail to purchase Thotanna’s made for section 8 ticket price tickets. Has the heaux finally grossed $1m from 1 date??? Lets not talk about worrying about are won favs when your self contradicting illiterate I don’t know how to use a keyboard ass stays in a Beyoncé post!!! Lets not compare a 260+ sports wear collection to a pair of fuzzy slippers!!! The reach and desperation for The Legendary Beyoncé downfall is hilarious and kinda pathetic! You drag yourself bitxh!!!

    • Rihboy April 23, 2016

      Guess no number 1 for bey either?. Like they are going to be mourning prince all weekend. If bey smart she won’t release the album this weekend. Anti has already been at number 1. Doesn’t matter anymore.

      • HailBeysus April 23, 2016

        Lmao gurrrl please Bey doesn’t have a release date announced yet. We don’t even know if we will get one! Whether she releases this weekend or not is unknown! If she does and Prince tops her no shame in it. He is a Legend who has just passed. It’s like Stephon said. People are buying his music as a remembrance and a way of paying their respects to this Musical Legend/Genius! Altho I ain’t gunna lie, it’s gunna suck to possibly see her album debut streak come to an end.

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      Maggot rih do own her masters and she has a distribution deal with roc nation so whenever your ass look at her videos just remember the name westbury i know you spend your days stalking rihanna so all those streaming money goes to her your lack of disrespect to rih is unbelievable does Beyonce own any of her songs she keeps stealing her ass is a slave to Columbia records rih own her stuff at 28 she decided moving forward she would never allow thief one and theif two take her s*** big lip and illiterate

  3. Ty April 22, 2016

    Proof that ppl do buy music not just stream it!!! ???

    • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

      Proof that people don’t care about you until you die.

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        No it’s proof of the TALENT and IMPACT that Prince was and is!!! He’s sold loads of albums worldwide. He was far beyond his prime! Your reach was pathetic and basic af!

    • ronnoc April 22, 2016

      Isn’t his music not available to stream tho?

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        His Music is on Tidal. Not sure about Apple. But its not available on Spotify. Plus loads of his YouTube Vids are circulating the net like crazy!

  4. LB April 22, 2016

    Slay, I guess B6 isn’t coming out this week or next week. We all know Yonce is scared of competition.

    • XXtina April 22, 2016

      give it a f****** rest and stop obsessing over beyonce for at least 24hours you loose change bottom

      • rosy3 April 23, 2016

        No one obsesess over Beyonce the hives have heartburn everyday when rih has success gtfoh and worry about your fav

    • Metzo April 22, 2016

      What competition? Cause 93k is def not to Bey. Neither is 5H or Ariana or Drake.

    • RihYonce April 22, 2016

      Aww somebody is obsessed with the queen

      • rosy3 April 23, 2016

        The queen of the bubbling under charts

    • Keri Qween April 22, 2016

      ‘This true @LB

      The gimmick Queen will release after competition

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 22, 2016

      Beyonce will be fine. She always has good opening numbers. It’ll definitely give Anti a run for its money though #460

    • rosy3 April 22, 2016

      Yes her ass will wait until there is no competition drake,is next week bey is scurrd the hives comes for rih when bey will never see top ten again

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      Beyonce has a fear of failing right now I’m thinking she on xanax trying to calm her as down

  5. Metzo April 22, 2016

    What’s the last counting day of Billboard?

    • HailBeysus April 22, 2016


      • Metzo April 22, 2016

        So billboard starts counting weekly album sales from Thursday to Thursday?

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        Friday-Thursday sis.

      • Metzo April 22, 2016

        Oh Okay

  6. Metzo April 22, 2016

    How is this even possible?

  7. #TeamTinashe Stan April 22, 2016

    Sad time. Great artist with such a great vision. I don’t really know much about Prince’s music other than “1999”.
    Question, was he in the closet?

    • Pat April 22, 2016

      Ur generation wouldn’t understand his swag

      • rosy3 April 22, 2016

        Why your old ass on here every generation have their own music do you see this generation listening to his music so don’t judge them

      • Lake Erie April 22, 2016

        Preach that sh!t Pat! Lol. One of the Best prince comments ive come past.

    • RICHIE_RICH April 22, 2016

      How old are you?

  8. truthtea April 22, 2016

    Ok, this isn’t a G’Damn Beyawnce post! Let’s just honor Prince’s memory and leave your damn Bey comments for a Beyawnce post!!!

    • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

      Sis, everything turns into Beyonce! A damn movie article on Star Wars turned into a Beyonce post kii!!! The Slavi are obsessed!

      • rosy3 April 23, 2016

        You slithering nasty maggot every post you the first or second in formation coming for rih don’t blame anyone else your obsession is obvious you come for rih then blame everyone else get a life the sad thing the flop hives have energy to bully but broke ass cant find money to help their queen of the Louisiana under bubbling sewage out putting prince against rih your thirst is truly real worry about bey you a maggot hailbeysus and a scum of this earth pathetic tragic hoodbooger prince did not go on tour and use the black community for money your favorite is classless people are seeing her for who she is a no talent overated trap queen who cannot read or write

  9. #TeamTinashe Stan April 22, 2016

    I bet you’ll see Young Thug copy his “Naked ass” outfit. Lol hehe!

  10. King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

    Music has become art, it’s worthless until you die. He was well respected and a legend, but I hate that public will lose love for you until you die and then BOOM, everyone is a fan again. Same will happen to Janet, she’s a flop until her last day and then her music will sale like hot cakes.

  11. Keri Qween April 22, 2016

    I been listening to little red corvette, diamonds and pearls and I would die 4 u all day those are my faves. I wasn’t his biggest fan but i appreciate real artists

  12. IStan4Rihanna. April 22, 2016


    • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016


  13. RICHIE_RICH April 22, 2016

    YESSS Prince , you better gather the girls.

  14. King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

    Beyonce is shooked! This is only one day, just wait for next week’s numbers. And then Drake drops, Look at Karma. 🙂

    • RICHIE_RICH April 22, 2016

      Why would Beyoncé be shook?

    • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

      Beyonce sold 400k in a day sis, whats your point?

      • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

        That gimmick been done, it won’t happen twice.

      • Rima April 22, 2016

        Waiting on her to sell a million first week like Born This Way did.

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        Oh please Lady Shít Stain only got that 1m because her album was reduced to $0.99 lmao!!!

      • RICHIE_RICH April 22, 2016

        The gimmick is Samsung buying Rihanna albums. Beyoncé sold 400k in 1 day. 400k is what RiRi actually sold since anti release.

      • Rima April 22, 2016

        Still sold over a million. Bey should take notes.

      • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

        Naw the Queen doesn’t need to take notes from Lady Shít Stain. If she did she’d end up im land of the Irrelevant! Lady S*** Stain should take notes, than maybe she could have a fraction of Musical Mainstream relevance like My fav kiii!!

      • whenindoubtthetruthwillout April 23, 2016

        Adele sold 3.4 million in a week! What’s YOUR point???

      • HailBeysus April 23, 2016

        Lmfao bitxh what was your point of bringing up Fatdele??? She didn’t and doesn’t pretain to this argument in any kind of way! The topic was prince possibly topping Beyonce sales. She did 400k in a day compared to prince’s 178k in a day. That was my point bitxh! Try again Slavi! You mad cause Thotanna could and will neva surpass 300k im a week!?!?!? Lmfao!

  15. Adeles flip phone. April 22, 2016

    Why hasn’t Beyonce done this? I thought she was the biggest black legend since MJ?

    • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

      But why hasn’t Cheatanna done it yet sis??? She does have 14 #1s after all! Hell why hasnt she done 300k yet????

      • rosy3 April 23, 2016

        Maggot falling out your mouth your medicaid don’t pay for dental take care of that before you come for anyone

      • HailBeysus April 23, 2016

        Jesus Marry and Joseph!!! Just stfu up already bitxh! The arguments won! You only drag yourself with these 9173728197 comments you’re leaving! Do something productive with all this spare time and pick up a dictionary. Enlist in some english classes because bitxh your shít broke af! Im SCREAMING at how you always tell the Hive to stay out of Frihannas post yet here you are for the 917262829162618191927728291 time seething with illiteracy once again kiii!!

    • rosy3 April 22, 2016

      That’s years ago no one is feeling Beyonce anymore that’s the truth they see her as a woman who dance in leotard and sing a song about 7/11 dumb illiterate songs she comes with formation was a illiterate trash her songs will never go down in history the only song I remember by Beyonce is when Justin timberlake doing single ladies in a body suit on Saturday night live yonce prince change it up yonce ghetto trap music could never be in the record books

  16. RICHIE_RICH April 22, 2016

    I wanna be your lover, kiss, when doves cry , let’s go crazy, do me baby, I would die 4 u, money don’t matter tonight, 1999, diamonds and pearls, raspberry beret. Baby when tell you Prince had the hits.

  17. B2B April 22, 2016

    Right it’s just one day and it’s already coming Antis first week? That’s a big problem. Double platinum and up club over here Navy. SLAY PRINCE! He has iTunes on lock. 19 songs in the top 20! 7 albums in the top 10!

  18. IStan4Rihanna. April 22, 2016

    I know it won’t, but I would have SCREAMED if ‘Purple Rain’ blocked ‘PANDA’ from charting at #1 – it is looking to debut within the Top 25 however, 32 years after its release.

    1. Panda 439 (+1)
    2. Work 350 (+2)
    3. 7 Years 322 (-2)
    4. One Dance 309 (+9)
    5. I Took A Pill In Ibiza 271 (+1)
    6. Work From Home 270 (+1)
    7. NO 256 (-3)
    8. Pillowtalk 252 (-3)
    9. Love Yourself 235 (-1)
    10. Cake By The Ocean 228 (-1)
    11. Me, Myself & I 216 (-1)
    12. NEEDED ME 207 (=)
    13. Stressed Out 204 (-2)
    14. Don’t Let Me Down 197 (+3)
    15. Dangerous Woman 185 (-1)
    16. Never Forget You 170 (-1)
    17. 2 Phones 160 (+2)
    18. Oui 153 (+2)
    19. My House 150 (-14)
    20. Sorry 146 (-4)


    • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

      So Panda is officially #1? Kinda cool to see Mike Posner get another hit after all these years, altho i personally don’t care the song.

      • rosy3 April 23, 2016

        Stfu peasant

  19. Rima April 22, 2016

    A shame people only care for you once your dead.

    • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

      Some may be JUMPING ON THE TRAIN, but I think for most, when an artist dies you miss them, you hear their music again and fall in love all over again. You appreciate the music, sadly when don’t know what we have until it’s gone. That applies with everything. You don’t appreciate your health until you’re sick, same with sight, hearing, movement and other. Sad isn’t it?

      • #JACKIE April 22, 2016

        When will Aaliyah?

      • RICHIE_RICH April 22, 2016

        Jackie you a mess , but true T lol

    • RICHIE_RICH April 22, 2016

      You think people will care when GaGa pass?

  20. #JACKIE April 22, 2016

    Slay Prince.

  21. King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

    A Ciara stan shouldn’t diss Aaliyah. Not only did she sell more than HeHe, but also the only reason HeHe had the lil success that HE had.

    • #JACKIE April 22, 2016

      Answer my question fleet queen. When will Aaliyah?

      • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

        When will she what? Sale? She topped the chart the week that she passed. NEXT!

      • #JACKIE April 22, 2016

        Sale? B**** on top of being delusional, you’re also illiterate! Kii I can’t.

  22. HailBeysus April 22, 2016

    Mess @Marsha and @Jackoff going at it! It’s like a downgraded version of @Annalise vs @RihNavy kiii!!!

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      “Oh where oh where is formation? come see come saw nope it’s under the bubbling charts with the dead queen” this a nursery rhymes back in the day hailbeysus sing it to the 6 babies I’m not sure if you a woman or man I’m thinking your a scavenger who picks dead bodies and trash

  23. Stephon Jackson April 22, 2016

    It’s not that people don’t care about you when you’re living! When an artist (especially a legendary one) dies, the way you pay your respects is by buying/revisiting their body of work. Prince was very well respected & loved when he was alive. Often praised as the musical genius & guitar King that he was!

    Musically, I wasn’t his biggest fan. But, I do enjoy his greatest hits (mostly from the 80s). Prince’s best full length albums are: Purple Rain, 1999, Sign O The Times, Diamonds and Pearls & Parade (imo). He was a true one man band type of artist. Played 10+ instruments, was a great performer/entertainer, wrote & produced his catalog (along with other songs for various artists) pretty much by his self. He was pretty much the most talented musician of the 20th century tbh. Vocally, he was very good too. Never lip synced a “live performance” & barely did he ever go on stage sounding a mess. Always was a constant professional performer.

    I’m glad to see his music charting all over Billboard now. Most people aren’t jumping on a bandwagon, their just paying respects to a fallen legend. When you’re alive & no longer in your “prime”… It’s pretty much a wrap for you as a huge selling commercial artist. You see most of his music that’s charting/selling is from his prime years (1980s – mid 1990s). Ain’t nobody buying that stuff after the “Gold Experience” album. He (Prince) became an underground musician in the latter years of his career. He got fed-up with being a commercial product for WARNER BRO’s & wanted out. His legacy is paved in the cement, FOREVER. Rest In Peace, Prince.

    @Sttephy speaks, bye.

    • HailBeysus April 22, 2016

      The truth ????

    • Lake Erie April 22, 2016

      Yes!! #Respect! Much respects. No lies told.

  24. King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

    Asking when will Aaliyah when Ciara been dropped twice and flopped left and right. When will He? Trick, the nerve. #ADecadeAgo

  25. Meteorite April 22, 2016

    Where’s the Girl 6 soundtrack on iTunes?!?!?!

  26. Adeles flip phone. April 22, 2016

    Mark and Jackie. Instead of fighting you should focus on your common enemy. The HIVe

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 22, 2016

      That’s nothing new. Jackie’s fake ass has been licking the Navy’s c****** crack for some time now

      • #JACKIE April 23, 2016

        B**** WHERE and WHEN? Provide receipts because b**** I have never taken my foot off of the navy’s neck. You have a vivid imagination b****.

      • rosy3 April 23, 2016

        No you won’t get off rih c*** your thirst is real

  27. B_Roni April 22, 2016

    i keep watching the diamond performance when she tributed prince. She got me listening to that album now .

  28. HailBeysus April 22, 2016

    Mess! At the Slavi tryna make amends with the Z-Listers to come for the Hive! Kiii! Well y’all do the numbers, I mean Thotanna is challenging Ciara for that Queen of Flops Throne ????

    • #JACKIE April 23, 2016

      Girl please the squad will never join forces with the G****.

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      B**** rih already snatch wigs her album can linger all it want now she already in the record books you using prince in competition with rih girl you mad formation ain’t up there too

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      Get into formation so you can run in your ivy park b****

  29. k April 22, 2016

    gratz on them numbers and RIP legendary price.

  30. Meteorite April 22, 2016

    Prince, Michael and Madonna are music’s triumvirate force. Forever they will reign!

  31. Dossome April 22, 2016

    So he’s gone for real?This just feels awkward 🙁

    • Sterling Infinity April 22, 2016

      It still doesn’t seem real

  32. DIABETIC STROKE April 22, 2016

    I been knew frih wasnt gon get it but i didnt expect prince to sell so high. Congrats & RIP

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      Your fried chicken looking ass need to get on a diet plan worrying about anti

  33. DIABETIC STROKE April 22, 2016

    At this point TINASHE or ariana grande can die and block Frih. Self titled sold 1 mill ww in 5 days. In 5 days anti didnt even sell 100k US #FLOP!

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      Your fried chicken looking ass need to get on a diet plan worrying about anti

  34. Sterling Infinity April 22, 2016

    I don’t think the world fully understands what we lost yesterday. RIP Prince we all loved you.

  35. Music is ev!l NOWsuk out the souls. April 23, 2016

    • Ya’ll funny, like it is not that serious. I’m like, “what are you all stupid or something?” Lol I have never seem some of the most slowest stupidest people in my life. I’m sorry; I know some of you are not a big fan of music. I know most of you all are between at least 18-26 years old or gay who just need their insecurities hyped up by some relevancy music made for money or the charts……but Prince never sold out for fame. Created stunts, tactics, copied, borrowed or have a stream of a team to enhance his performance. He was a pure genius and his heart was a spirit. I don’t care how he died because he wasn’t EVER in a group like (The Revolution) to buy his own music…… He WAS the Revolution…………Tribute to that…….. R.I.P. Prince Roger Nelson

    • rosy3 April 23, 2016

      Times change you expect things in the music business to stay the same gtfoh yall coming for younger generation as if they suppose be listening to his music that’s their mothers time I will give him respect for his talent but I’m not going to cry over someone I do not know why did you never buy his music when he was alive the new music bunch of hypocritical black people yall stay mocking Whitney Michael when they pass now you want to show love hailbeysus the bully thinks the hives can strong hold people into supporting bey

  36. HailBeysus April 23, 2016


  37. Minajesty April 23, 2016

    Smh trust the Hive and navy to make this post about their faves

    • Iconic Cici April 23, 2016

      Lol clocked

  38. Career Ender April 23, 2016

    Damn can the zoo keeper get the hyena in tge freakin zoo
    The Biggest Ever Pressed Bïtch on TGJ -> rosy3

    I try by all means to ignore its comments but its name is always all ova like roaches!!

  39. JOHNVIDAL April 23, 2016

    Phenomenal! Real legends like him last forever..
    These numbers prove how ridiculous are the streaming systems which keep giving some models with a mic some relevance. I mean, he has sold in that day double adding streaming. That´s not acceptable that “sales” can be considered as much as double of real sales in nowadays charts. Ridiculous.

    Long live legendary Prince catalogue and artistry!

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