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Prince Songs Dominate Streaming Services

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Prince songs, recently re-issued by Warner Music, were streamed nearly six million times Sunday and Monday

-- the first two days they were available via streaming services other than Tidal, which previously had exclusive streaming rights to the bulk of Prince's catalog.

According to Nielsen Entertainment, his recordings were streamed -- on services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon -- more in two days than in the entire prior year!

Crunching the numbers, on-demand streaming activity for all of Prince's songs was up 47 times (4,719%) on Sunday and Monday compared to the previous five. "Let's Go Crazy" was the most streamed Prince song -- with "Purple Rain" a close second. Streaming activity on Prince's albums rose 55 times (5,578%) for the same two-day period. Purple Rain was the top choice in this category, followed by 1999 and The Hits/The B-Sides. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

The Top 10 streamed Prince Songs:

  1. "Let's Go Crazy"

  2. "Purple Rain"

  3. "When Doves Cry"

  4. "Little Red Corvette"

  5. "Kiss"

  6. "I Would Die 4 U"

  7. "1999"

  8. "I Wanna Be Your Lover"

  9. "Raspberry Beret"

  10. "Sign 'O' The Times"