The late Lou Reed's catalog of music sees great gains this week, following his death on Sunday, Oct. 27.
As Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on Oct. 27, Billboard's new sales charts reflect less than one day since Reed's passing. (SoundScan provides data to Billboard for its music chart rankings.) Thus, we'll probably see even larger increases for his music a week from now, after a full seven days have passed following his death.
Reed's catalog of albums sold 3,000 last week -- up 607% from the less than 1,000 the week previous. Reed was also a member of the band the Velvet Underground, which sees its album sales rise to 3,000 as well -- up by 236%.