Prince: 14 of the music icon's albums land in the Official Chart a week after his death

Fans have been flocking back to his music as the music world mourns the loss of an icon.

Following his sudden death last Thursday (April 21), fans have been flocking back to Prince’s music this week as they mourn the loss of a music icon.

14 of the superstar’s records flood back in to this week’s Official Albums Chart today, the biggest selling of which is The Very Best Of, which matches its original peak at Number 2 when it was first released in 2001.

MORE: See Prince's full, week-by-week Official Chart history

Two more of his retrospectives appear in this week’s Top 40; 2006’s Ultimate reaches a new peak at Number 3 with 36,000 chart sales (it previously peaked at 6), and The Hits/The B-sides re-enters at 13.

There are also new peaks for his Purple Rain soundtrack at 4 (previous peak was Number 7), 1999 at 28 (previous peak at 30) and Dirty Mind at 61 (didn’t previously chart in the UK).

On the Official Singles Chart, the star’s signature hit Purple Rain leads six Top 100 entries at Number 6 (45,000 combined sales). The track previously peaked at Number 8 on its original 1984 release. The five other classics that enter the tally are When Doves Cry (26), Kiss (38), Raspberry Beret (47), 1999 (49) and Little Red Corvette (70).

Prince’s 14 entries in the Official Albums Chart Top 100 appear below:

2 THE VERY BEST OF WARNER BROS
3 ULTIMATE WARNER BROS
4 PURPLE RAIN - OST PAISLEY PARK
13 THE HITS/THE B-SIDES PAISLEY PARK
15 SIGN O' THE TIMES PAISLEY PARK
28 1999 PAISLEY PARK
41 PARADE – OST PAISLEY PARK
47 AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY PAISLEY PARK
50 HITNRUN PHASE ONE NPG
51 DIAMONDS AND PEARLS PAISLEY PARK
61 DIRTY MIND PAISLEY PARK
75 LOVESEXY PAISLEY PARK
92 BATMAN – OST PAISLEY PARK
94 ART OFFICIAL AGE NPG/WARNER BROS

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