The Top 5 as it currently stands includes Ultimate (No. 2 via Warner Bros), the Purple Rain soundtrack (No. 3 via Paisley Park), The Hits/The B-Sides (No. 4 via Paisley Park) and Sign O’ The Times (No. 5 via Paisley Park).
Another five Prince albums are on track to enter this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40: 1999 (No. 18 via Paisley Park), the Parade soundtrack (No. 21 via Paisley Park), Diamonds And Pearls (No. 25 via Paisley Park), Hitnrun Phase One (No. 30 via NPG), and Lovesexy (No. 39 via Paisley Park), while Around The World In A Day (No. 42 via Paisley Park) and Dirty Mind (No. 46 via Paisley Park) are hovering just outside the Top 40.
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It’s a similar story on the Official Singles Chart Update, where two of Prince’s biggest hits have moved inside the Top 10 and six are on target to re-enter the Top 40. At the halfway stage, the multi-instrumental genius’ signature tune “Purple Rain” (Warner Bros) explodes to a peak-position of No. 2, behind only Drake’s "One Dance" (Cash Money/Republic Records). "Purple Rain" originally reached No. 8 following its release in 1984.
Other Prince tracks re-entering the chart include “When Doves Cry” (No. 6 via WEA), "Kiss" (No. 11 via Paisley Park), "Raspberry Beret" (No. 15 via Paisley Park), "1999" (No. 17 via WEA) and "Little Red Corvette" (No. 26 via WEA).