Remembering: Prince’s 5 best-selling albums

Prince’s 5 best-selling albums

On the third anniversary of Prince’s death, we look back at his albums that went multi-platinum in the US.

When Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, he left behind an extensive catalog which could not to be confined to a single genre.

His singular sound, which combined elements of rock, jazz, R&B, funk and pop, was as identifiable as the artist himself. As a solo artist and performing as Prince & the Revolution, he had five albums go multi-platinum in the US, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. (For an album to be considered platinum, it must sell 1 million units.)

  • ‘Purple Rain’ (soundtrack)
  • ‘1999’
  • ‘Around the World in a Day’
  • ‘Batman’ (soundtrack)
  • ‘Emancipation’

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