Even though she has passed on, fans are honoring Etta James through this past week.
The music legend's album, The Best of Etta James - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection, jumped from No. 162 to No. 46 on the Billboard 200.
With 8,000 units sold, that's a whopping 149% increase!
Her total album sales added up to 30,000 units, making a 378% jump. At Last was download 63,000 times.
She continues to stay strong on the Hot 100 as well. Her vocals are sampled on Flo Rida's Good Feeling (No. 3) and Avicii's Levels (No 68).
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Etta James was one of the best voices of all-time and she has certainly influenced some of the best voices we hear singing today.
Adele is the latest member of the music community to share some kind words after the 73-year-old's passing, saying:
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Kelly Clarkson has a history with the music of the late Etta James.
She performed the singer's famous song At Last during her original American Idol audition, which eventually catapulted her into the star she is today.
This weekend, Kelly honored Etta by performing I'd Rather Go Blind at Radio City Music Hall this weekend. She told the crowd:
"This isn’t At Last because everyone really covers that and so I wanted to do my favorite, actually. My favorite song is I'd Rather Go Blind. So, this is for Etta!"
Watch Kelly belt it out above. Say what you will about Kelly, but the girl's still got amazing pipes.
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In 2008, Beyonce gave one of her most important performances to date, starring in Cadillac Records as the iconic Etta James. Today, Bey has a heavy heart but words of praise for the woman she portrayed, who sadly passed away today.
On her website (as she still resting from giving birth to baby Blue Ivy), she posted sweet words of tribute to the eternally great Etta James," who died today due to complications with her leukemia.
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A legend has been lost. So sad.
At the age of 73, Etta James died last night at a hospital in Riverside, California. Her longtime friend and manager Lupe De Leon confirmed the news moments ago, revealing that Etta's soulful and iconic voice is no longer with us.
Etta was suffering from chronic leukemia, dementia and hepatitis C for quite some time, but it was complications from leukemia that ultimately led to her demise.
The music world is mourning a significant loss today. There will never be another like her. Our deepest condolences to her friends, family and fans for her passing.
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