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Acts such as Lizzo, Post Malone and Shania Twain surge on Billboard’s album charts in the wake of their respective performances at the 2019 American Music Awards. The Nov. 24 ABC TV broadcast housed performances from a galaxy of stars, with a number of notable titles seeing gains on Billboard charts as a result.
Post Malone took the stage to perform a medley of his current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Circles” and another track, “Take What You Want,” and the album that houses both tracks, Hollywood’s Bleeding, gets a 6% boost in total equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 28 (73,000), according to Nielsen Music. The album shifts 3-4 on the Billboard 200 dated Dec. 7, pushed down despite its gain thanks to a pair of debuts above the set. (The Dec. 7-dated charts will be posted to Billboard's websites on Dec. 3.)
Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You rallies 25-22 on the Billboard 200 with 22,000 units earned (up 22%) following her performance of the album’s “Jerome” on the AMAs.
Jonas Brothers, who performed “Only Human,” from their Happiness Begins album, see the album get a gain of 6% in units earned (rising to 13,000), as the album moves 53-54.
Taylor Swift, who performed a medley of hits, has a pair of albums on the Billboard 200 that post increases: 1989 (135-109 with 8,000 units; up 24%) and reputation (163-156 with 7,000 units; up 12%).
Shania Twain’s best-of collection, Greatest Hits, re-enters the Top Country Albums chart at No. 36 with 4,000 units (up 41%) following her show-closing hits medley.
Many performers on the show sang tunes that are not yet available on albums, including A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Fall on Me,” Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” Halsey’s “Graveyard,” Kesha’s “Raising Hell,” featuring Big Freedia, and Selena Gomez’s “Look at Her Now” and “Lose You to Love Me.”
Notably, the combined songs performed on the show, across all performances (and discounting any brand new-to-market tracks), tallied a 4% gain in on-demand streams on Nov. 24-26, as compared to the three days prior to the show (Nov. 21-23). All told, the performed tunes earned 73.4 million on-demand streams on Nov. 24-26 versus 70.3 million on Nov. 21-23.
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