B.B. King Spotify Streams Jump 9,800 Percent

BB King performs a sold out New Year's Day show at the Birchmere 2010
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BB King performs a New Year's Day show at the Birchmere in 2010.

After B.B. King’s death on Thursday, fans are flocking to rediscover the legendary blues musician’s extensive catalog.

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Global streams of the musician’s works have skyrocketed 9,800 percent on Spotify in the past 24 hours, according to the streaming service. During his storied career, King placed 25 albums on the Billboard Blues Album chart. Nine of those reached No. 1, including Riding with the King, a joint album with Eric Clapton that logged 48 weeks in the top slot.

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King’s death, at the age of 89, sparked a tremendous outpouring on social media, with artists including Clapton, John Mayer and Kelly Clarkson offering tributes to the legend, who died peacefully in his sleep in his Las Vegas home. 

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