Sales of Everly Brothers Music Skyrocket in Wake of Phil Everly’s Death

Sales of Everly Brothers Music Skyrocket

Phil Everly’s death has spurred thousands of fans to revisit the band’s music. After one-half of the Everly Brothers duo died Jan. 3 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, people have been snapping up the band’s albums and singles in both digital and physical versions.

The Everly Brothers’ catalog of albums saw a 455% increase in sales in the wake of the singer’s death, rising to 5,000 sold for the week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But the biggest seller was the 25-song collection, “The Very Best of the Everly Brothers,” which sold 2,000 copies. It debuts at No. 8 on the Country Catalog Albums chart.

The act’s top-selling song of the week was “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” which moved 4,000 downloads, an increase of 490% from less than 1,000 a week ago. In total, 18,000 Everly Brothers songs were purchased this past week.

This story was first reported by Billboard.

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