Prince takes over the album charts as fans flock to buy his music

Prince albums make up a quarter of the Top 40 after he died last week.
Prince albums make up a quarter of the Top 40 after he died last week.

Prince's music has flooded the charts as fans pay tribute to the late music legend.

Following his sudden death on Thursday at the age of 57, Prince's music is dominating the official album chart - holding every position in the Top 5.

The all-Prince Top 5 includes The Very Best Of, followed by 2006's Ultimate, his Grammy Award-winning movie soundtrack Purple Rain, The Hits/The B-Sides, and Sign O' The Times.

If compilation album The Very Best Of remains at the top of the chart by Friday, it will become his sixth number one album in the UK, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

Further down the chart, 1999 is at No 18, the Parade soundtrack at No 21, Diamonds and Pearls at No 25, Hitnrun Phase One at No 30, and Lovesexy at No 39 - ensuring Prince makes up a quarter of the Top 40.

The late musician's fans have also ensured that Prince's hit song Purple Rain takes second place on the official singles chart.

Purple Rain could still unseat Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla's single One Dance from the No 1 position by the end of the week, when the official No 1 will be announced.

When Doves Cry has also re-entered the charts at No 6, followed by Kiss at No 11, Raspberry Beret at No 15, 1999 at No 17 and Little Red Corvette at No 26.