Beyonce & Destiny’s Child’s Songs Receive Post-Super Bowl Sales Bump

Robbie Daw | February 4, 2013 8:57 am

While the power in New Orleans’ Superdome was a bit iffy following Beyonce‘s Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday (February 3) evening, one thing was guaranteed: the superstar diva was certain to see a spike in sales of her back catalog, particularly at digital retailer iTunes. And not only is Bey herself receiving an increase in downloads, Destiny’s Child, the girl group she reunited with during the game, are also getting some love via paid clicks.

As a solo artist, Beyonce is lacking a greatest hits package in her repertoire, and so its her most recent LP, 2011’s 4, that is leading the pack on iTunes’ Top Albums roundup (it’s at #14). That’s a bit surprising, given that, commerically, 4 failed to produce one Top 10 single during the album’s promo run. Stateside, it also sold less than half of the copies its certified triple-Platinum predecessor, 2008’s I Am… Sasha Fierce, did.

As mentioned, Bey and her Destiny’s Child pals Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are also soaring on iTunes, as their #1s collection is nicely perched at #44. The trio stunned last night with an eye-popping performance of such past hits as “Independent Women” and “Bootylicious” — though strangely left out was brand new recording “Nuclear.”

After that, Beyonce’s debut solo offering Dangerously In Love (#48), the deluxe edition of I Am… Sasha Fierce (#66), the deluxe edition of 4 (#71) and the Playlist: The Very Best Of Destiny’s Child compilation (#84) are the next Mrs. Carter-related albums to get a sales boost.

Over at Amazon’s MP3 store, Destiny’s Child’s new Love Songs compilation is tops, at #41, followed by Beyonce’s I Am… Sasha Fierce at #51 and Dangerously In Love at #82.

As for individual songs on iTunes, Bey’s top one today is “Halo” — which seems fitting, given that the Internet is convinced she’s wearing one after last night’s Super Bowl spectacle.

Below is the full breakdown of Beyonce and Destiny’s Child’s albums and songs that the masses are snatching up today on iTunes:

Top Albums

1. Beyonce, 4 (#14 on iTunes)
2. Destiny’s Child, #1s (#44)
3. Beyonce, Dangerously In Love (#48)
4. Beyonce, I Am… Sasha Fierce Deluxe (#66)
5. Beyonce, 4 Deluxe (#71)
6. Destiny’s Child, Platinum: The Very Best Of Destiny’s Child (#84)
7. Beyonce, I Am… Sasha Fierce (#84)
8. Destiny’s Child, Love Songs (#101)
9. Destiny’s Child, The Writing’s On The Wall (#103)
10. Beyonce, B’Day (#117)
11. Destiny’s Child, Destiny Fulfilled (#165)
12. Destiny’s Child, Survivor (#189)

Top Songs

1. Beyonce, “Halo” (#18)
2. Beyonce, “Crazy In Love” (#38)
3. Beyonce, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (#44)
4. Beyonce, “Love On Top” (#62)
5. Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name” (#103)
6. Beyonce, “Baby Boy” (#105)
7. Beyonce, “End Of Time” (#111)
8. Destiny’s Child, “Independent Women, Pt. 1” (#114)
9. Destiny’s Child, “Bootylicious” (#116)
10. Beyonce, “Run The World (Girls)” (#135)
11. Beyonce, “If I Were A Boy” (#148)
12. Beyonce, “Countdown” (#156)
13. Beyonce, “Irreplaceable” (#162)
14. Destiny’s Child, “Survivor” (#170)

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