In the wake of Prince’s passing this week, two albums from his discography have re-entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 1 and No. 2.
According to Billboard, Prince’s The Very Best of Prince sold 179,000 copies (of that sum, 100,000 were in traditional album sales) in the first week, earning him his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. As for Purple Rain, it holds the No. 2 position with 69,000 copies (63,000 in pure album sales).
Another Prince album, his triple album The Hits/The B-Sides, re-enters at No. 6 with 41,000 units with 24,000 of that sum in album sales.
In the week ending April 21, Prince’s overall catalogue of albums sold 256,000 copies.