Chris Cornell

Soundgarden, Audioslave & Temple Of The Dog Album Sales Spike Following Chris Cornell’s Death


The death of Soundgarden, etc. frontman Chris Cornell last week saw albums from his various projects re-enter the charts. Seeing the most benefit was Soundgarden‘s 1994 album, “Superuknown“, which emerged at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 with 9,150 copies sold in the two reported days of the chart period.

Audioslave‘s 2002 self-titled debut was second in line, re-entering the same chart at #54. Meanwhile, Soundgarden‘s 1991 album “Badmotorfinger” re-entered at #110 & Temple Of The Dog‘s self-titled 1991 outing appeared at #136. Cornell‘s solo works also saw a sales spike, with his own 2011 release “Songbook” reemerging on the charts at #183.

All of the above albums were previously absent from the chart a week prior. Cornell sadly took his own life following a concert in Detroit, MI last week, he was 52-years-old. His funeral is due to held this Friday.

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