If you thought the Hot 100 was drenched from ‘Purple Rain’ this week, as late pop icon Prince nabbed 6 entries in the top 30, the Billboard 200 sings a similar tune.
As reported here last week, massive sales that followed the days after his untimely death would place 5 of his albums on the albums’ chart top 10 for this week. With that tracking week now complete, not only did the singer/songwriter fulfill the prediction, he also landed himself in history books again as the first and only act to place 5 albums in the top 10 concurrently.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, one of the projects – ‘Ultimate’ – sees its first time in the chart’s upper dectet. As such, his brings his career total to a staggering 19 top 10 projects. More details below:
“From April 21 through April 28, Prince’s catalog of albums and songs sold a staggering 4.41 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
Prince is the first act to concurrently chart five albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 since 1963, when the chart merged its previously separate mono and stereo albums charts into one overall list.
An important note on the above chart feat: Presently, the Billboard 200 ranks the week’s most popular albums in the U.S. — regardless of their age. Note: Had the Billboard 200 allowed catalog albums to chart previous to Dec. 5, 2009, both Michael Jackson and The Beatles would have claimed five simultaneous top 10 titles that year.”