According to reports, Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his home. Three of his songs â€” Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette, and When Doves Cry â€” surged to seventh, ninth and 10th on iTunesâ€™ Top Songs chart.
Four of his albums â€” The Very Best of Prince, Purple Rain, The Hits / The B-Sides and 1999 â€” jumped to first, second, third and eighth on iTunesâ€™ Top Albums chart by Thursday afternoon.
Priceâ€™s publicist tells the AP he was found dead at his suburban Minneapolis home earlier Thursday.
The singerâ€™s music catalogue, including last yearâ€™s HITNRUN Phase One & Two, was streaming on Tidal, another high-profile exclusive for the Jay Z-backed service. Other streaming services like Spotify and Rhapsody did not offer Princeâ€™s songs.
Reaction is pouring in from fans and celebrities following the death of music superstar Prince.
Many celebrities took to Twitter to express their sadness Thursday:
â€” APR Telecoms (@aprtelecoms) April 22, 2016
?.... The doves are crying! #RIP
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Prince you're one of my Heroes and no one can tell me otherwise, not even you. I'm so fortunateâ€¦ https://t.co/cKw9hee2cQ
â€” Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) April 22, 2016
Prince? Say it isn't so...
â€” Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 21, 2016
All the news networks combined and still you can't fully comprehend his genius. What a legacy, what a legend. Prince pic.twitter.com/jQRX2Gtg4h
â€” Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) April 21, 2016
First Michael and now Prince ? If u know me...then u'll know how much I loved Prince...even got picked on as a kid for being a Prince fan ? and he influenced me so much! #RIP
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Tribute to the genius of Prince. You will live on forever in our hearts. #ripprince this photo broke the Internet. Thought it was only appropriate to re-share it today.
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