VMAs Bump Up Album Sales for Britney Spears, Young the Giant, Beyonce & More
Britney Spears won the night’s first award and was later honored with a tribute. Her song “Till The World Ends” blew up on the iTunes singles sales chart with by a whopping 85-percent spike.
Another act saw over a 200-percent increase.
Following the Sunday’s award show, Young the Giant’s “My Body” went up by to 223-percent, putting them in the second slot on the alternative singles charts.
“Playing the VMAs was a surreal experience. We were proud to be the only rock band there. We really just wanted people to enjoy our performance and remember what it’s like to be at a rock show,” the band told MTV. “We are truly humbled by the amazing reaction we’ve been getting and still reeling from having had the chance to play on such a huge stage. Thanks to everyone who helped us get to this point.”
Beyonce, Adele, Pit Bull and Foo Fighters are among others who saw a huge sale bump thanks to the VMAs. Good job, MTV!