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Prince’s Music Still Lives On

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Photo Credit: Micahmedia/en.wikipedia

Prince Rogers Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, the late and great American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor, continues to ‘eat’ up the Billboard charts.

Following his transition, a number of his previously released albums/singles have overtaken his musical competitors.

Currently, he holds the number one and two spots on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. His album titled, The Very Best of Prince, sits at number one, while the very popular Purple Rain, clings to the number-two spot. The other Prince albums in contention are The Hits/B-sides and 1999, which charted at numbers six and 31, respectively.

Prince’s music has also returned to the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, peaking at number 17 with his hit single, Purple Rain.

Other Prince singles which saw improved sales and making it to the Billboard Hot 100 include Kiss, now at number 28.

Little Red Corvette, which climbed to number 29; Lets Go Crazy, is now at number 29 and 1999, sits at number 41.

The legendary musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range, although now dead is alive on the charts.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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