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Rush‘s catalog, both in sales and streaming, has received a massive surge since the death of Neil Peart last week.

Per Billboard, sales of Rush songs went up 2,304% since news of Peart’s death from brain cancer on January 7 was announced on January 10. Album sales went up 1,820%.

As for streaming increases, reports from Nielsen Music/MRC Data show Rush music streams were up 776%.

Billboard also notes that this increase will likely be reflected in various charts next week, including the Billboard 200 album charts where the band’s The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 is expected to re-enter the chart.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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