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Super Bowl LII served up some super-size sales gains for halftime show headliner Justin Timberlake, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music. Collectively, sales of the songs he performed during the halftime show gained 534 percent in the U.S. on Feb. 4, the day of the Super Bowl, compared to Feb. 3.
Timberlake’s halftime tunes -- including his virtual duet with Prince on the latter’s “I Would Die 4 U” -- sold 38,000 downloads on Feb. 4, up from 6,000 a day earlier. (Not including “I Would Die 4 U,” the sales of the Timberlake-only tracks rose 521 percent to 36,000, up from 6,000 the day before.)