Beyonce Tops UK Charts; Prince’s 14 Albums Makes Speedy Climbing

The sudden death of US pop superstar Prince has resulted with flooding of his fourteen albums to the British charts. At number two was “The Very Best Of” and number third was “Ultimate.”

However, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” was to the top. It is her sixth studio collection and racked up 73,000 chart sales. The album is second-fastest selling artist record in Britain in 2016. The first was David Bowie’s “Blackstar.”

Lemonade is the third chart-topping album of Beyonce in the UK. Her first was “Dangerously In Love” in 2003 and second was “4” in 2011.

The other albums that climbed speedily upward include “Purple Rain – OST” from “Prince & The Revolution,” “The Hits/The B-Sides,” “Sign O’ The Times,” and “1999.”

Prince was found unconscious last week in the elevator at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis suburb. He was 57.

On the singles chart the number one position was taken by rapper Drake’s “One Dance” while the second place was earned by Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.” The Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” remained at number three, unchanged.

The “Cheap Thrills” remained at second place for the fourth week running.

Prince was born on June 7 in 1958 as Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At teenage he joined funk group 94 East. His breakthrough album was released in 1979. It was called Prince. In the album the singer did all the singing and played all the instruments. Last year he released his final two albums – HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two.