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× ‘Lean On Me’ streams increase by 729% after Bill Withers’ death

"Lean On Me" earned the late soul icon Bill Withers his first and only number one hit on both the R&B and pop charts at the time of its release in 1972.

The anthem of friendship, which appeared on his sophomore album "Still Bill", is now experiencing a boom in on-demand streams since Withers' passing at the age of 81 on Monday, March 30.

Billboard reports that "Lean On Me" amassed 4.1 million…