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Prince beats Michael Jackson’s digital songs chart sales record

Seven of the late legend's tracks splash into the Digital Songs sales chart top 10.

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Prince’s fans have given the “Purple Rain” singer the edge over Michael Jackson as seven of the late legend’s tracks splash into the Digital Songs sales chart top 10.

Sales of “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” give the music icon the top two spots on the countdown, while “Little Red Corvette”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “1999”, “Kiss”, and “Raspberry Beret” also hit the top 10, setting a new record – one more hit than Jackson managed following his death in 2009, reported Billboard magazine.

But Prince’s sales success wasn’t quite enough to put him in the mainstream Hot 100 top three, as the chart compilers also take into account radio play, social media activity and popularity.

Purple Rain lands at four, three spots behind Desiigner’s Panda, which first hit the top spot a week ago.

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Drake’s “One Dance” and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” round out the new top three.

Fourth-placed “Purple Rain” leads eight Prince tracks in the new Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.

The chart news comes a day after three of Prince’s albums graced the Billboard 200 top five.

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First published on: 03-05-2016 at 02:08:26 pm
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