The sum encompasses his solo and group album and song releases.
Following his May 17 death, Chris Cornell's catalog of albums and songs, both solo and with his various bands, surged by 552 percent, to 32.7 million in combined sales and on-demand streams (up from 5 million) in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen Music.
In terms of on-demand streams (audio and video combined), Cornell's songs collected 32.5 million streams in the week ending May 18, a gain of 549 percent (from 5 million in the week ending May 11). His catalog of albums sold 38,000 copies (up 1,732 percent from 2,000), while his songs sold 144,000 downloads (up 2,222 percent from 6,000).
Meanwhile, several songs and albums by Cornell populate Billboard's rock charts (dated June 3), including seven new entries on the Hot Rock Songs survey. His Hot Rock Songs presence is led at No. 7 by Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," from 1994's Superunkown, which also becomes the band's first No. 1 on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart, moving 17,000 downloads (up from 1,000 the week before). The song also drew 4 million U. S. streams (up from 1.3 million). "Sun" marks the band's best rank on the Hot Rock Songs since "Live to Rise" peaked at No. 4 in June 2012.