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Greta Van Fleet Scores Sales, Streaming Gains Following ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut

Greta Van Fleet's maiden appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live on Jan. 19 paid big dividends for the band, as the entirety of the Michiganders' catalog sports sales and streaming gains in the…

Greta Van Fleet‘s maiden appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on Jan. 19 paid big dividends for the band, as the entirety of the Michiganders’ catalog sports sales and streaming gains in the tracking week ending Jan. 24 (as reflected on Billboard charts dated Feb. 2).

The band bounds by 60 percent to 17,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music, following performances of “Black Smoke Rising” and “You’re the One” on the episode. Of that sum, 13,000 are traditional album sales, an amount that bumps 58 percent.

Anthem of the Peaceful Army, the band’s debut full-length, released in November, leads the way, soaring 150-76 on the Billboard 200, up 45 percent to 10,000 units. Plus, From the Fires, the act’s eight-song EP released in December 2017, re-enters at No. 121 (8,000, up 87 percent).


The band’s digital download count rockets drastically, too, as its catalog surges by 209 percent to 11,000 downloads sold. “One,” the second song (and its current single) that the four-piece performed on SNL, debuts at No. 13 on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart (3,000, up 241 percent). It’s followed by “Smoke,” which the band performed first on the episode (2,000, up 718 percent), and its 2017 debut single, “Highway Tune” (2,000, up 154 percent).

On the streaming front, Greta Van Fleet’s song catalog gains by 60 percent to 7.8 million U.S. clicks.

“One,” the second single from Anthem, concurrently shoots into the top 10 of the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart (12-7). It also rises 19-11 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart (4.4 million audience impressions, up 17 percent), 17-13 on Adult Alternative Songs and 31-26 on Alternative Songs.