Jenni Rivera album sales skyrocket following death, public memorial sold out

By Daniel S Levine,

Jenni Rivera, the late Latin American pop star who died earlier this month in a plane crash in Mexico, left a large body of work for her fans. Her album sales have skyrocketed since her death and the beloved singer’s public memorial, which is being held today, is sold out.

Billboard reports that her entire catalog sold a combined 64,000 copies last week, a 1,014 percent jump from the week before when just 6,000 copies were sold.

She has also taken control of the top three spots on the Top Latin Albums chart. Her new hits compilation La Misma Gran Senora debuted at the top with 27,000 copies sold, the best sales week for a Latin album this year. Her 2011 albums, Joyas Prestadas: Pop and Joyas Prestadas: Banda, held the No. 2 and 3 spots, selling 14,000 and 13,000 respectively.

This is just the third time that a single act has held the top three spots on the Latin Albums chart since it started tracking weekly sales.

Rivera also had 23 of the Top 50 songs on the Latin Digital Songs chart.

Rivera was killed on Dec. 9 when her small plane crashed just minutes after it took off in Monterey, Mexico.

The family scheduled a public memorial in Los Angeles for today and tickets quickly sold out, notes The Guardian Express. The event will be held at the Gibson Amphitheater and Univision will air it live, starting at noon Eastern.

According to KABC, her remains have been taken to Long Beach, California, where she was born. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, as the questionable past of the plane’s owner has come to light.

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