Significant spike in Van Halen music sales after death of Eddie Van Halen

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After the death of rock legend Eddie Van Halen, there was a massive spike in music sales for the group which the guitarist co-founded, reports Billboard

Eddie died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. On the day of his death, album and singles sales from Van Halen shot up by 6 198% in the US. 

"According to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Van Halen's collected albums and songs sold 40 000 copies on Oct. 6 - up 6,198% compared to just under 1 000 sold on Oct. 5 [sic]," Billboard writes. 

The most popular of the albums on the day of Eddie's death was the groups 1978 self-titled debut album, while the track with the highest increase in sales was Jump

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee (Source: Billboard)

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