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Chris Cornell’s Recorded Works See 2,396% Sales Gain Since His Passing


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Chart data for the second week reporting period since Chris Cornell‘s sad passing on May 17th has been released. The first tracking week ended a lone day after Cornell‘s death, and despite the brief window, it saw numerous albums he was involved in re-enter the charts, with millions of streams being racked up.

Billboard.com report that the tracking week ending May 25th saw that trend continue with Soundgarden‘s 1994 album “Superunknown” moving to #28 from #32 on the Billboard Top 200 a week prior. The ‘Singles‘ soundtrack re-entered the same chart at #33 (thanks in part to a deluxe reissue that arrived on May 19th.)

Meanwhile, Audioslave‘s self-titled debut jumped from #54 to #37, Soundgarden‘s “Badmotorfinger” climbed from #110 to #64, Temple Of The Dog‘s self-titled effort rose from #136 to #80, Cornell‘s live release, “Songbook” rocketed up from #183 to #82, Cornell‘s “Higher Truth” album re-entered the charts at #155 and Soundgarden‘s “Down On The Upside” re-entered the charts at #158.

Billboard further report that Cornell‘s music saw a sales gain of 2,396% in the reporting periods since his May 17th death compared to the two weeks prior. Collectively the albums and tracks he was involved with sold 421,000 copies with streams of his songs/projects reaching 81 million in that tracking period, up from 10.1 million in the two weeks prior.

Cornell sadly took his own life following a May 17th concert with Soundgarden in Detroit, MI. He was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA last week.

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