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Published on April 22nd, 2016 | by Gerry Galipault

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Prince dominates Amazon’s CD sales

Prince’s stunning death Thursday (April 21) sent grieving fans online to buy his albums that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend had blocked from streaming services.

The pop icon has 19 of the Top 20 best-selling CDs on Amazon this morning, led by “The Very Best of Prince” and “Purple Rain.” The only non-Prince album in the Top 20 is the original Broadway cast recording of “Hamilton.”

Here’s the Top 20:

1) “The Very Best of Prince” (2001)

2) “Purple Rain” (1984; vinyl)

3) “Purple Rain” (1984; 180-gram vinyl)

4) “1999” (1982)

5) “The Hits/The B-Sides” (1993)

6) “HITnRUN Phase Two” (2015)

7) “Ultimate Prince” (2006)

8) “Prince” (1979)

9) “Around the World in a Day” (1985)

10) “Prince – The Hits 1” (1993)

11) “HITnRUN Phase One” (2015)

12) “Controversy” (1981)

13) “Sign O’ the Times” (1987)

14) “Prince – The Hits 2” (1993)

15) “Dirty Mind” (1980)

16) “Parade: Music from the Motion Picture ‘Under the Cherry Moon'” (1986)

17) “1999” (1982; two-LP 180-gram vinyl)

18) “Art Official Age” (2014)

19) “Prince” (1979; vinyl)

20) “Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording),” various artists (2015)

See the entire Amazon Top 100 chart

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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