Sales of Cranberries Albums Have Dramatic Increase After Death of Dolores O'Riordan

by VVN Music

The sales of albums by the Cranberries and solo albums by Dolores O'Riordan have had a dramatic increase after the announcement on Monday of O'Riordan's death.

So far, there are no details on the cause of death although there have been reports that the singer had been extremely depressed in the preceding weeks.

It's not unusual for sales of an artist's music to surge after they die, but major increases like being seen for O'Riordan are usually reserved for the biggest artists like Michael Jackson, Prince and, most recently, Tom Petty.  The increase for Dolores and her band, The Cranberries, is exceptionally large as their catalog's popularity has dropped off since the 90's with their latest albums rarely even entering the charts.

The extraordinary increase in sales has been seen across all venues that track album sales in real time or short term basis, including Amazon and iTunes.  As of 9 AM Tuesday (January 16) morning, nine of the top twenty albums by veteran artists at Amazon were by the band (eight) or a solo O'Riordan (one).  Their album Something Else is the number two best seller overall behind the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. The following are the top selling albums by veteran artists at Amazon.com:
  1. Something Else - Cranberries
  2. Precious Memories Collection - Alan Jackson
  3. Stars: The Best of the Cranberries - Cranberries
  4. Dreams: The Collection - Cranberries
  5. Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - Cranberries (vinyl)
  6. Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys (vinyl)
  7. No Need to Argue - Cranberries (vinyl)
  8. What Happens Next - Joe Satriani
  9. 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Cranberries - Cranberries
  10. Revival - Eminem
  11. No Cross No Crown - Corrosion of Conformity
  12. No Need to Argue: The Complete Sessions, 1994-1995 - Cranberries
  13. Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake (2/2)
  14. Both Sides of the Sky - Jimi Hendrix (3/9)
  15. No Baggage - Delores O'Riordan
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists
  17. Firepower - Judas Priest (3/9)
  18. Songs of Experience - U2
  19. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis (vinyl)
  20. Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - Cranberries

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