To the surprise of absolutely no one, Chris Cornell-related music has begun selling very well as people are checking out material from Soundgarden, Audioslave and Chris’ solo career following his death.
Soundgarden’s Superunknown has seen the biggest spike, rising to #22 on the US album charts, registering a 30% increase. Meanwhile, Badmotorfinger jumped 40% and is now sitting at #72 while Down on the Upside sits at #165.
As for his other projects, Audioslave’s self-titled album at 24 with Out of Exile at #98. The Singles soundtrack, which contains some Soundgarden material, is at #61. Temple of the Dog is at #88 while two solo albums, the Songbook collection and Higher Truth sit at #63 and #137, respectively.
In Canada, total album sales for all Chris Cornell-associated work has gone from 200 units two weeks ago to nearly 5,000.
As for streaming, listens to Soundgarden are up 980% from two weeks ago while Audioslave is up 727%. Temple of the Dog isn’t far behind with a 713% increase in streams. The biggest number comes with Chris’ solo work, which have seen a spike of 2,093% in listens.