Etta James Music Sales Jump Following Her Death
According to Billboard, for the week ending Sunday (January 22), James' total catalog of albums moved 30,000 units. That's a 378% increase over the week before, when her albums sold just over 6,000. James also entered the Billboard 200 chart at #59 with her 1997 greatest hits set, Her Best, selling 7,000 copies, which is up 4,226% from the week before. At Last! the album hit #96 on the chart with 5,000 units sold, up 907%.
"At Last" is likely James' signature tune, although she wasn't the original singer. That song was James' highest-charting of the week, pushing 63,000 downloads, with a weekly gain of 1,361%. For the week, James' catalog of songs sold a total of 118,000 downloads – with over half of those "At Last's" numbers – for an overall gain of 1,091%. more on this story
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