The 2013 Billboard Music Awards pump big sales gains on the charts this week, thanks to blockbuster performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez and Ed Sheeran. The show aired on May 19 from 8-11 PM on ABC.
In the week ending May 19, the broadcast spurred an overall 15% gain for the 18 previously-released songs performed on the broadcast, according to SoundScan. That’s impressive, considering there were only a few hours left in the week before the close of business on Sunday night.
Combined, the 18 tunes sold 842,000 downloads — up from the 733,000 the week previous. Those songs include Mars’ “Treasure” (24,000; up 220%), Lopez’s “Live It Up” (65,000; up 53%) and Sheeran’s “Lego House” (56,000; up 134%).
“Treasure,” which is the third single from Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox album, also debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 71. It follows the album’s two previous No. 1s: “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.”
May 22 - Video: Bruno Mars performing @ the Posse Gala Foundation (credit: Alexandra Singer)
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Taja Riley in Bruno’s “Treasure” music video