Tina Turner’s music sees massive spike in downloads after death
Tina Turner’s music has seen a resurgence in popularity after the legendary singer died at the age of 83 on Wednesday.
Less than 24 hours after her death was reported, the “Private Dancer” singer’s streams and downloads rose to the top of the charts across a number of platforms, according to TMZ.
By around 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, Turner’s iconic “What’s Love Got to Do with It” saw a 230,575% boost in sales on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers Singles Chart.
“Private Dancer” was up 280,327%, “We Don’t Need Another Hero” up 210,909%, and “The Best” was 62,425%, TMZ reported.
Her albums saw a similar jump on Amazon: “Tina (Live)” blew up by 297,322%, “Private Dancer” by 273,528%, and “Break Every Rule” was up 140,825%.
On competitor Apple’s iTunes, Turner’s decades-old songs “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Proud Mary,” and “Better Be Good to Me” pushed their way to the top of the singles charts.
The Queen of Rock and Roll’s hits were also trending on Spotify.
Turner’s death was announced on her Instagram page on Wednesday.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” the statement read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family.”
The 12-time Grammy winner was equally known for her inspiring life story of survival with her abusive ex-husband Ike Turner as her timeless music.