While many artists declined invitations (or outright refused) to play the Trump inauguration events, several did brave the slings and arrows of a possible backlash and showed up anyway. Was it worth it? The jury is still out on the long-term effects, but we can look at spikes in album sales. Let’s take a look.
3 Doors Down
Not bad. Their 2012 greatest hits album moved to #94 on the Billboard album charts, shifting a total of 6,000 units in the week following their inauguration performance. In the current sales environment, they should take this as a victory, albeit a small one.
His 35 Greatest Hits album reappeared on the charts at #159, with 5,000 fresh sales.
Nope. Nowhere to be seen. But to be fair, her latest album was a Christmas record and did see some modest (11,000 copies) sales after her appearance was announced.
Nope. Nothing in the Top 200.
Big & Rich.
Again, post-inauguration album sales are just one metric. We’ll have to see if their association with Trump helps or hurts them moving forward. (Via Forbes)