Did Any of the Performers Who Played the Trump Inauguration Benefit from Their Appearances? Let’s Look at the Numbers.
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)