After Cranberries singer Delores O’Riordan, 46, unexpectedly passed away on 15 January, the band’s music sales have gone through the roof.
According to TMZ, album sales increased by over 900,000%, after both her solo music and band efforts practically took over the Amazon and iTunes charts.
The site also reports that Delores was said to have been ‘dreadfully depressed,’ according to a close source, but the unexpected cause of her death is still unknown.
The singer was discovered in her room at the Hilton, Park Lane Hotel. She was in London for a recording session with the band Bad Wolves.
She’d previously opened up about her mental health to Metro, saying: ‘There are two ends of the spectrum — you can get extremely depressed and dark and lose interest in the things you love to do, then you can get super manic.’
‘I was at the hypomanic side of the spectrum on and off for a long period but generally you can only last at that end for around three months before you hit rock bottom and go down into depression.’
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
The band’s album, Something Else, was the biggest increase which recorded a sales boost of 913,350%.
No Need to Argue and Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? are also in the top 20, with Greatest Hits in second spot. Their single Linger is also back inside the top 10.
The band are at numbers three and six, 14, 17, 18, and 19 respectively, in Amazon’s CD and vinyl best sellers, too.
We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
And it’s not just there that The Cranberries are dominating: their album Stars: The Best Of Cranberries 1992-2002 is sitting at number two in the iTunes chart.
Born in 1971, in County Limerick, Ireland. In 1990, Delores auditoned for lead singer in The Cranberry Saw Us (which later changed its name to The Cranberries), releasing five albums with the band before a 2003 hiatus.
Delores O'Riordan you woke our minds and broke our hearts with your honesty & unforgettable voice. You were a tender but powerful spirit. This is a sad day indeed. RIP beautiful lady xxx
— Guy Pearce (@TheGuyPearce) January 15, 2018
In May of last year, Delores publicly talked about her bipolar disorder, explaining how the recently reformed band had cancelled the remainder of their tour due to her mental health struggle.
Her publicist confirmed the sad news in a statement yesterday, saying that ‘No further details are available at this time’ and that the family were ‘devastated’ to learn of the tragedy and requested privacy.
Sad to hear about the passing of Delores O’Riordan.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 15, 2018
Fans have made sure she lives on through her music.