George Michael's music sees 2,678 percent sales boost
George Michael’s discography has seen a massive sales boost in the wake of the singer’s unexpected death.
In the week after he died, Michael’s music — including his solo music and his work with Wham! — saw a bump of 2,678 percent, according to Nielsen Music via Billboard.
His song and album sales went from 17,000 in the week before Michael’s Christmas Day death at age 53 to 477,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand). Most of those came from individual song sales (429,000).