Jimmy Buffett’s Music Experiences 7,000% Increase In Sales After His Death
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Jimmy Buffett’s Music Sales Surged Following His Death On September 1 At The Age Of 76
Jimmy Buffett‘s fans purchased his music in droves after he passed away on September 1 at the age of 76. His signature song, “Margaritaville,” reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart after his death.
Buffett replaced himself on the same chart the following week with a new song. After he passed away, his team shared three new tunes from his upcoming album, Equal Strain on All Parts. Their titles are “Like My Dog,” “My Gummie Just Kicked In,” and “Bubbles Up.”
The songs respectively reached the sixth, fifth, and first spots on the chart dated for September 8-14. Additionally, “Bubbles Up” claimed the #2 spot on the Country Digital Song Sales chart and the #4 position on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart.
Billboard reported that five of Buffett’s other songs were in the Top 25 spots on the Rock Digital Songs Sales chart that week.
More Data Emerges On Increased Demand For Buffett’s Songs After His Passing
Needless to say, Buffett’s fans have been drawn to his music following his death. According to data Billboard obtained from Luminate, the streams of Buffett’s songs surged by 1,476% in the tracking week of September 1-7 (the week of his death). This totaled up to 78.6 million official on-demand streams that week.
On top of that, sales of Buffett’s music increased by 7,022% during the same tracking period. That totals up to 103,000 paid downloads of Buffett’s songs in the U.S. alone.
One of the songs that surely got a lot of downloads and streams was “Bubbles Up.” Fans have gravitated to the encouraging song, viewing it as Buffett’s “goodbye” message of sorts. Give it a listen in the lyric video below if you haven’t heard it already.