As the shockwaves of Prince's death still reverberate through the music industry, his fans are making sure that his legend lives on through his music.
As of Thursday afternoon, shortly after it was announced that the music icon died at the age of 57, Prince already counts three albums within iTunes' Top Albums charts, including The Very Best of Prince compilation at No. 1, the legendary Purple Rain from Prince & the Revolution at No. 3 and The Hits/The B-Sides at ninth.
The seven-time Grammy Award winner's classic singles, such as "When Doves Cry," "Kiss" and "Let's Go Crazy," have also cracked the iTunes Top Songs charts as of Thursday afternoon, with many more records from the iconic artist bound to pop up on this list. CNN is also reporting that there's a fever at record shops for copies of his Purple Rain album on vinyl.
Given the legendary status of Prince as an artist, you'd have to think that this is only the beginning of his fans massively consuming his music to remember him by. Considering his numerous battles over rights to his music with several different outlets through the years, fans haven't had an easy time getting their hands on his selections at times. However, the hunger for his music has never wavered and will only grow exponentially now that he's gone.
His music is climbing the charts at such a rapid pace right now that he may add to his record of having five No. 1 singles and 14 other hits within the Top 10. Let's not forget that the man also won an Oscar for his original song score to the iconic Purple Rain film.
Just last week, Prince performed at the famed Fox Theatre in Atlanta after cancelling concerts at the same venue due to a battle with the flu.
Already, those lucky enough to see his final show are taking to their Twitter accounts with an outpouring of emotion that's bound to continue.
— Jodie Fleischer (@jodiewsb) April 21, 2016