Tributes Pour In For Prince

22 April 2016
All night parties, soaring music sales and heartfelt messages on social media after his death, show that the ‘Purple Rain’ singer was much loved by friends and followers. In the States, Thousands of people filled the streets outside the downtown Minneapolis nightclub where Prince’s Purple Rain was filmed for an all-night dance party in honour of the singer on Thursday, after the 57-year-old singer died in his Minneapolis home.

According to reports, Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his home. Three of his songs — Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette, and When Doves Cry — surged to seventh, ninth and 10th on iTunes’ Top Songs chart.

Four of his albums — The Very Best of Prince, Purple Rain, The Hits / The B-Sides and 1999 — jumped to first, second, third and eighth on iTunes’ Top Albums chart by Thursday afternoon.

Price’s publicist tells the AP he was found dead at his suburban Minneapolis home earlier Thursday.

The singer’s music catalogue, including last year’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 Prince’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:

?.... The doves are crying! #RIP

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