Prince Dominates iHeartRadio After Death

Top five Prince songs included “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover”

Last Updated: April 22, 2016 @ 1:21 PM

Prince dominated iHeartRadio after his death Thursday.

More Custom Stations were created on iHeartRadio on Thursday across all artists than ever before, and users created more Prince stations than any other artist.

iHeartRadio listeners were up 30,000 percent. Prince’s “Thumbs Up” percentage was around 95 percent, while the percentage for all other artists was an estimated 76 percent.

Additionally, Prince tracks represented 5 percent of all “custom thumbs” on Thursday, with a 9,000 percent increase in daily thumbs on Prince tracks.

His top five songs played on custom stations were “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover.”

On Thursday, the music icon was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. The cause of death still remains unclear, but an autopsy is currently underway. Prince reportedly overdosed on the painkiller Percocet less than a week before his death.

The singer was hospitalized briefly in Moline, Illinois, while on his way back from an Atlanta concert last Friday after ingesting the drug, per TMZ. He was prescribed Percocet following a hip surgery in 2010.

SiriusXM also announced Thursday that they would host The Prince Tribute Channel, featuring music from Prince’s entire career. It will run through April 29 via satellite on Channel 50.

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