Donna Summer’s album sales are up 3,277 percent since her death last week and they have her climbing up the Billboard’s music charts. On Billboard’s top 200 her No.1 hit 70’s-best of album On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II is at No. 73. It sold 6,000 copies last week. Electronic Urban Report has the story:
The late Donna Summer is back on Billboard’s music charts this week, following her death from cancer on May 17.
On the Billboard 200 albums chart, Summer hits the tally with four albums. She re-enters the list with her former No. 1, “On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II” at No. 73. It sold 6,000 copies last week — a gain of 10,761% over the previous seven days.
She also debuts on the list with “Endless Summer: Donna Summer’s Greatest Hits” (No. 90 with 5,000; up 43,045%), re-enters with “The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer” (No. 95 with 5,000; up 3,819%) and bows “Greatest Hits” (No. 194 with 2,000; up 3,842%).
Summer’s catalog of albums sold 26,000 last week — up 3,277% from 1,000 the week previous.
In terms of digital songs, the diva sold 187,000 downloads last week — up from 4,000 the week previous (a gain of 4,115%). Summer sold more than twice as many songs last week than she had in all of 2012 up until her death (97,000).
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