Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga See Major Sales Boost Post-VMAs
Want to get your records moving out the door? Find a foam finger and use it to pop people’s personal bubbles. At least, that’s the lesson we’ve learned after seeing the latest numbers from the Billboard Digital Songs chart.
In the first full week of sales since the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus has seen singles from her forthcoming album Bangerz leap up the chart. Her song “Wrecking Ball” went from #8 to #5 (that’s an increase in sales of 124 percent) while “We Can’t Stop” (the one she performed at the VMAs) fell to #9 but kept selling strongly. Say what you will about the questionable taste of her August 25 performance — girlfriend got her singles to sell.
Also benefiting from what MTV labeled “the VMA bump” are fellow female pop stars Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Katy’s single “Roar,” which she closed the show with, sold 448,000 copies in a single week.