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Chris Cornell’s Catalog Songs Were Streamed 32.5 Million Times In The Day Following His Death


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It was already known that the various projects of late Soundgarden, etc. frontman Chris Cornell saw significant increases in interest following his death last week. Now Billboard.com have shared some hard data regarding that. The reporting period reflects the week ending in May 18th, with his death taking place less than a day prior. During that period Nielsen Music logged 32.5 million streams—a gain of 549% from the 5 million streams logged a week prior.

His collected catalog albums also sold 38,000 copies, among them “Superunknown” moving 17,000 units, Audioslave‘s self-titled album moving 11,000 units and Soundgarden‘s “Badmotorfinger” moving 7,000. Temple Of The Dog‘s self-titled album also reemerged on the charts, however sales figures were not provided.

Various singles from those efforts also reappeared on the charts, with Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun” alone racking up 17,000 downloads and 4 million streams. You can find more info on that over at Billboard.com. Cornell is due to be laid to rest at a private funeral in Los Angeles, CA today, May 26th. He took his own life following a Soundgarden concert in Detroit, MI on May 17th.

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