Aretha Franklin Zooms To #1 on iTunes Singles & Albums Charts Following Death Announcement

Published: Thursday 16th Aug 2018 by Rashad

The Queen reigns again.

Following this morning’s announcement of the passing of Aretha Franklin (click here to read), the outpouring of grief has seen fans open their hearts and wallets – a move that sees the music monarch’s biggest hits dominate the current iTunes sales charts.

Pushing the likes of Drake‘s megahit ‘In My Feelings,’ Cardi B‘s ‘I Like It,’ and more of the day’s top hits aside, Franklin’s most memorable numbers – ‘Respect,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,’ and ‘Chain of Fools’ are just a few of the titles that are topping the tally (as of time reported).

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On the albums side of the fence:


Be mindful, the sources above are paid digital downloads only and do not reflect how heavily her material is being streamed.  Could Aretha’s sudden sales surge block both Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj from claiming the top spot next week on the Billboard 200 (click here for details)?

Check in for next week’s ‘Chart Check’ to find out.


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  1. blaah August 16, 2018

    Onika somewhere all suicidal?… thank you God! ?? #RIPArethaFranklin #QueenofSoul

    • August 16, 2018

      Are you serious, you haters make no sense at this point.

  2. taustin13 August 16, 2018

    Legendary QUEEN!!

  3. erica August 16, 2018

    I don’t think she will sell 200k, but I’m hopeful!!! This would be the ultimate karma for minaj

  4. blaah August 16, 2018

    Karma for nicki Garbaj throwing that “I broke Aretha’s record” continuously in ppl’s faces. Acted like Queen Re’s 5 decade legacy wasn’t sh*t. Pure f*cking KARMA baby!!

  5. next bih August 16, 2018

    Five dollar… five dollar… five dollar foot loooooooong!!!!!! Wow Queen Aretha, this is great to see a real Queen stomp the iTunes chart as you transcend into the next phase of existence. We love you forever!

    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott ?? August 16, 2018


  6. Tori August 16, 2018

    I’m so hurt, I could care less about Arethas sudden chart success because I’d rather have the Legend herself. I cant say the same for a certain “queen”…

  7. Pink Tingz August 16, 2018

    Let these pressed h0es keep thinking Nicki losing her spot. Cardi selling songs for 69 cents. LOL

    • DanYiel Iman August 17, 2018

      Umm Nicki Minaj selling albums for $5 so she’s trying but it’s NOT HAPPENING!!✌??

  8. Im Weak af August 16, 2018

    Bruh im Dead ?Nicki gettn Karma left and right these days.Nicki might as well forget about trying to get #1 cause after the tribute Aretha about to reign the charts for a couple weeks

  9. Ajm265 August 16, 2018

    What a sad time to rejoice in something so stupid as iTunes chart. The lady died and you idiots are concerned with Nicki shake my head. Such sad individuals with no parental guidance in their lives.

  10. Blessed August 16, 2018

    Such iconic music!! Reign on Queen of Soul. The greatest vocalist I ever heard! Rest on.

  11. DanYiel Iman August 17, 2018

    Sounds awesome to me & we have to celebrate these artists while they are alive!!

  12. 4U2SEE August 17, 2018

    Shouting from the rooftops: Thank You for inspiring others Aretha and bringing us together from the depths of your soul. Like DeNetria Champ sings When “God gets through”, You shine. R.I.P.

  13. xyz August 17, 2018

    „Shut up, stupid h**, you‘re not even a princess.“ Kick Nicki in her plastic b***, real queen.

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