Sales almost always spike after the death of a musician, and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is no exception.
According to a Nielsen report, sales of albums and digital songs of Franklin's increased by 1,568% in just one day after her death, jumping up from 8,000 sales to 134,000. The top-selling songs were, of course, some of her biggest and most famous hits, including "Respect," "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Chain of Fools" and "Think." While streaming numbers also likely increased, no numbers have been released. Franklin's music is also expected to appear on next week's Billboard charts as a result of the increased sales.
Franklin died earlier this week in her Detroit home due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. Plenty of tributes to the singer are already in the works, including television marathons of her music videos and performances and a tribute concert held by music legend Clive Davis on Nov 14. Musicians have also been paying their respects by performing their own renditions of Franklin's song--pop star Ariana Grande joined house band The Roots for a performance of "Natural Woman" on "The Tonight Show" Thursday, the day Franklin died.
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