Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus See Sales Increases After MTV VMAs
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.29.2013
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Billboard reports that Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, and other performing artists at the MTV VMA's saw some sales increases after the 2013 awards show.
The show drew over 10 million viewers. Robin Thick, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Timberlake were all big winners for the show. Thicke also gained a lot of buzz due to his controversial performance with Miley Cyrus. In the week ending August 25, N'Sync earned a 184% rise in album sales and a 226% lift in song sales. Their albums shifted 6,000 for the week and their songs moved 28,000.
Justin Timberlake's solo song sales grew by 7.5% for the week, up to 319,000. His albums also saw a sales increase of 8% with 20,000 copies sold.
Cyrus debuted a new song to digital retailers the day before the awards show, so her sales are slightly skewed by comparison. But her new track, "Wrecking Ball," debuted this week at No. 13 on the Digital Songs chart with 90,000 copies sold. Along with her previously available music, her song sales saw a gain of 50%, with 258,000 sold. However, without "Wrecking Ball," accounted for, her sales were actually down by the week by 2%. Industry Forecasters are saying that "Wrecking Ball" will get a spike in sales for the week ending on September 1, possibly getting as high as 175,000 to 200,000 in its first full week on sale. Cyrus' song, "We Can't Stop," which was a part of her medley with Thicke, might sell around 140,000 to 150,000 for the week ending September 1. Her overall album sales for the week moved less than 1,000 copies.
Thick's song, "Blurred Lines," was down by 14% in sales this week, but his song, "Give It 2 U," saw a 79% increase, selling 24,000 copies for the week. "Blurred Lines" is likely to have another sales dip for the week ending September 1.
Bruno Mars' song he performed during the show, "Gorilla," had a jump of 2,000 downloads to 20,000 for the week ending August 1 (a 1,003% increase).
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" gained a 6% sales increase, selling 89,000 copies. They also performed their song during the show, which earned an award for best video with a social message. The song will likely get another increase next week.