Beyonce, Destiny’s Child Get Post-Super Bowl Sales Bump

iTunes sales explode after SB halftime reunion, which featured last-minute setlist changes.

It stands to reason that performing the halftime show 
 at the highest rated Super Bowl ever might lead to a sales bump. And for Beyoncé that meant a download explosion for 16 of her songs, as well as the charting of no less than 12 solo and DC albums on iTunes.

The biggest bounce was for Bey’s most recent album, 4, which jumped up to #12 on the iTunes album chart, followed by the DC hits collection #1s at #42, her solo debut, Dangerously In Love (#45), 2008’s I Am … Sasha Fierce deluxe edition (#60), the deluxe version of 4 (#64), another DC hits comp, Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny’s Child (#68) and the original version of I Am … Sasha Fierce (#79).

Other charting albums include: the trio’s The Writing’s On The Wall (#97) and Love Songs (#99), Bey’s 2006 solo effort B’Day (#100), DC’s 2004 swan song, Destiny Fulfilled (#166) and their 2001 album Survivor (#195).

At press time, 16 singles were also on the iTunes singles charts, led by “Halo” (#17), then “Crazy In Love,” (#37), “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” (#39), “Love On Top,” (#55), “Say My Name” (#96), “Baby Boy” (#101), “End of Time” (#104), “Independent Women, Pt. 1,” (#109), “Bootylicious,” (#112), “Run The World (Girls),” (#129), “If I Were A Boy,” (#141), “Countdown,” (#147), “Irreplaceable,” (#148), “Survivor” (#157), “Dance For You” (#187) and “Jumpin’ Jumpin'” (#192).

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While iTunes does not release detailed sales figures, clearly fans were revved up by the performance, since several of the songs downloaded were not even played during the 12-minute performance. The halftime set list included “Love On Top,” “Crazy In Love,” “End of Time,” “Baby Boy,” a snippet of “Bootylicious,” “Independent Women,” “Single Ladies” and “Halo.” But fans were excited enough to also check out “Say My Name,” “Run The World,” “If I Were a Boy” and “Survivor,” “Dance For You,” “Jumpin’ Jumpin'” and “Irreplaceable.”

Maybe some of that was wishful thinking, since, according to US Magazine, the set list for the tightly choreographed extravaganza was switched up at the last minute. The magazine reported the Beyoncé cut out some of DC’s biggest hits at the final hour, dropping their first #1 tune, “Bills, Bills, Bills,” as well as their new single, “Nuclear.”

Can't stop, won't stop.