Cranberries Music Sales Surge After Dolores O’Riordan’s Death

Group’s catalog dominates Amazon’s Movers & Shakers chart following tragic news

Fans of the Cranberries are mourning Monday after the death of the group’s singer Dolores O’Riordan at age 46 — but they’re also snapping up a lot of the group’s music as they process the loss.

Amazon’s Movers & Shakers chart, which measures sales rank gains over the past 24 hours, was crowded with offerings from the Cranberries on Monday evening, hours after news broke that O’Riordan had died at age 46.

As of this writing, the top spot was inhabited by the Cranberries’ “Something Else” album, which has registered an 627,400 spike in the past 24 hours.

Coming in second was the greatest-hits package “Dreams: The Collection,” with a 344,742 percent surge in sales.

O’Riordan’s solo catalog was also well represented on the chart. Her solo offering “No Baggage” was in third place with a 166,662 percent jump in sales, while another solo offering, “Are You Listening,” occupied the Number 4 slot with a 164,448 percent jump.

The Cranberries’ catalog was also boosted in vinyl sales, with the vinyl version of the group’s “No Need to Argue” album jumping to fifth place with a 138,384 percent jump, while the group’s 1993 debut “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” holding the sixth slot with an 111,325 percent spike.

O’Riordan’s publicist said Monday that the singer died suddenly at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. She had been recording in London.

“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time,” a statement from O’Riordan’s publicist read. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

Formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1989, the band found success with alternative rock hits including “Linger,” “Dreams” and “Zombie.”