Cornell's music sales gained 2,396 percent in the past two weeks, according to Nielsen Music.
In the wake of Chris Cornell's death on May 17, three of the renowned rock artist's affiliated albums dot the top 40 of the latest Billboard 200 chart (dated June 10), which reflects the tracking week ending May 25.
Cornell's band Soundgarden rises 32-28 with its 1994 Superunknown album; the 1992 Singles movie soundtrack (boasting Cornell recordings) re-enters at No. 33; and supergroup Audioslave sees its 2002 self-titled effort vault 54-37. (The Singles soundtrack was reissued in a deluxe format on May 19, which assists its re-entry. The reissue was announced last December.)
In total, eight Cornell-related albums grace the latest Billboard 200. Outside the top 40, the tally houses Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger (climbing 110-64), Temple of the Dog's self-titled album (up 136-80), Cornell's live album Songbook (183-82), Cornell's final studio album Higher Truth (a re-entry at No. 155), and Soundgarden's Down on the Upside (a re-entry at No. 158).