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Foo Fighters streams, sales up since Taylor Hawkins’ death.

No surprise, really, given that whenever a high-profile musician dies, there’s extra interest in their music. The death of Taylor Hawkins has had an inevitable effect on the Foo Fighters.

According to Luminate for the week ending March 31, the week following Taylor’s death, the consumption of the Foos’ catalogue (i.e. sales and streams) was up 225% in Canada.

Album sales jumped 444% while digital track sales went up 574%. Streams increased 176%.

Streams and sales were also up significantly in the US.


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