'Hips' shatters the one-week download mark of 175,500.
In its first full sales week, the long-anticipated digital release "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean amassed a record setting 266,500 downloads. The song moved 38-1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart and 9-1 on The Billboard Hot 100 compiled this morning (June 7).
Held back by Epic Records from the digital spectrum in a bid to increase sales of Shakira's re-issued "Oral Fixation Vol. 2," pent-up demand for the recent No. 1 Hot 100 Airplay track has been palpable since the song hit radio three months ago. "Hips" shatters the one-week download mark of 175,500 set by D4L's "Laffy Taffy" in the post-Christmas week.
It's been a record-setting month for Shakira and her "Hips." Three weeks ago, the song became the first to simultaneously move to No. 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 and Latin Songs charts. This week, the song set the mark for most weekly detections on the Mainstream Top 40 chart with 9,657 spins. That bested the 9,582 spins accumulated by Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" exactly one year ago this week.