The news that album sales for Etta James have leapt 378% in the last week comes as fans both old and new revisit her most famous works after her death. Since January 20, celebrities and music fans alike have been paying their own tributes to the late star.

Today Trends looks at how that leap has been reflected in her scrobbles.

ettatrend1 Trends: The Listeners Pour In For Etta James

The graph above (click to enlarge) shows the past month, with an increase in weekly scrobbles from 16,000 to 136,000: altogether a 750% increase in the past week. With the graph still on the way up, it seems likely the trend will continue for some time.

atlast Trends: The Listeners Pour In For Etta JamesHer tracks also show the same uptick, with “At Last” breaking the million-play mark. With 28 studio albums however, there’s plenty in her catalogue besides for listeners to explore once they’ve gotten past the top of her charts.

Learn more about Etta James’ life and career at her page. Meanwhile, Trends brings you the news in scrobbles every weekday.


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