Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Sales Surge After Her Statement Against R. Kelly - Billboard
Billboard.com - Sat 12 Jan 01:53 GMT

Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Sales Surge After Her Statement Against R. Kelly - Billboard

Track sold 2,000 downloads on Jan. 10 in the U.S., up from a negligible amount the previous day, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music.

  Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Sales Surge After Her Statement Against R. Kelly 1/11/2019 by Keith Caulfield Track sold 2,000 downloads on Jan. 10 in the U.S., up from a negligible amount the previous day, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music.

  Sales of Lady Gaga’s "Do What U Want," featuring R. Kelly, surged 13,720 percent in the U.S. in the wake of her breaking her silence about working with the controversial singer on the track in 2013.

  On Jan. 10, the song sold 2,000 downloads, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music.

  By 10 p.m. ET on Jan. 10, the Kelly collaboration had been pulled down from the U.S. iTunes Store -- where the bulk of digital music is purchased in America.

  The Aguilera version of the tune, released in December of 2013, also had a gain in sales on Jan. 10, rising from a negligible figure on Jan. 9 to nearly 1,000 downloads the following day.