Streaming of Kenny Rogers‘ songs recorded a sharp spike after the country legend’s death last week. Rogers died at the age of 81 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
According to Billboard, on-demand U.S. streams of Rogers’ catalog of songs surged 1,687% on March 21 and 22 compared to the two previous days.
Rogers’ music logged 18 million streams on March 21 and 22, up from 1 million on March 19 and 20.
Announcing his death, the Rogers family said the singer, songwriter and actor died “peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”
The winner of six CMA Awards and three Grammys, Rogers had 24 No. 1 hits. Rogers sold over 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
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