2015 American Music Awards-Related Track Sales Up 63%
Songs performed on the 2015 American Music Awards garnered significant gains in both download sales and streams, according to Nielsen Music. The show was broadcast Nov. 22 on ABC.
Download sales of AMA-performed songs available for purchase (not including newly released tracks or those impacted by iTunes’ complete my album interactions) were up by 63 percent in the week ending Nov. 26, according to Nielsen Music.
They collectively sold 452,000 downloads in the U.S. for the week, with big increases tallied by the likes of Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love” (81,000; up 74 percent) and Demi Lovato’s “Confident” (50,000; up 71 percent), among others.
In terms of streams, the show’s performed songs (not including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Kevin,” which is not available to stream) collectively saw a 3 percent rise in on-demand U.S. streams (to 117.2 million)
Note: With regards to Celine Dion’s “Hymne a L’amour” and Pentatonix’s Star Wars tribute (both performed on the AMAs), as neither artist has released their own version of their performance, we researched Edith Piaf’s popular recording (for Dion) and John Williams’ main title theme for Star Wars.
—Additional reporting by Trevor Anderson