The Eagles have made their debut appearance on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart this week following the January 18 death of founding singer/guitarist Glenn Frey.
The band has landed at #10 on the chart, which launched in 2014 and measures an artist’s activity across album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media interaction.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group saw a 745-percent surge in activity over the previous week, with album sales making up 63 percent of the points it earned toward the chart ranking, and digital song sales responsible for 29 percent.
The Eagles’ album catalog saw a 501-percent increase in sales, including 21,000 copies sold of the band’s hugely successful Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 compilation. The retrospective, which already is the #2 best-selling album ever in the U.S., jumped from #113 to #11 on the Billboard 200 chart over the past week.
Meanwhile, Frey, who passed away at age 67 of complications from arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, debuted at #64 as a solo act on the Artist 100 list.
Elsewhere on the Artist 100, David Bowie, who soared to the top of the chart after his death on January 10, has dropped to #4 this week. The influential singer’s new studio album, Blackstar, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 last week, now sits in the #4 spot, while his 2002 Best of Bowie compilation slipped to #7 after reentering the chart at #4.