Soundscan Surprises, Week Ending 4/21

Back-catalog sales numbers of note from Nielsen SoundScan.

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I think we all know what happened here.

1. PRINCE VERY BEST OF PRINCE 100,174 copies

2. PRINCE PURPLE RAIN 62,544 copies

3. PRINCE THE HITS­/THE B­-SIDES 24,142 copies

4. PRINCE 1999 13,123 copies

7. PRINCE ULTIMATE PRINCE 8,977 copies

9. PRINCE SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES 6,272 copies

17. PRINCE DIRTY MIND 3,704 copies

18. PRINCE CONTROVERSY 3,596 copies

19. PRINCE AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY 3,461 copies

29. PRINCE PARADE (UNDER THE CHERRY MOON) 2,818 copies

32. PRINCE ART OFFICIAL AGE 2,635 copies

72. PRINCE & THE NEW POWER GENERATION DIAMONDS & PEARLS 1,916 copies

111. PRINCE SYMBOL 1,586 copies

130. PRINCE HITS 1 1,477 copies

157. PRINCE FOR YOU 1,312 copies

(Previously.)

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