Thursday, February 3, 2011

American Idol continues to increase Aerosmith sales

Steven Tyler’s presence on American Idol continues to be money in the bank for Aerosmith.

Billboard reports that Tyler's impromptu duet of Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" with Lauren Alaina that aired Thursday (Jan. 27), followed by a clip of the original version, was enough for the ballad to make its first appearance on Billboard's Digital Songs chart, entering at No. 54.

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Aerosmith's top-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit - it reigned at No. 1 for four weeks in 1998 - sold 34,000 downloads in the Jan. 24-30 tracking week, a 363% increase, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

("I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" had not previously appeared on the chart, having been released prior to the advent of the digital era and the list's launch. It led the Hot Singles Sales physical singles chart for two weeks in 1998. The song has sold 557,000 physical copies and 1.1 million downloads to date).

The cut concurrently re-enters the Rock Digital Songs tally at No. 7, while Aerosmith's "Dream On" returns at No. 11 (26,000, up 319%).

A third Aerosmith track, "Sweet Emotion," debuts at No. 50 on Rock Digital Songs (7,000 downloads sold, up 125%). The Jan. 26 episode opened with Tyler singing the classic a capella with fellow judge Randy Jackson.

Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (1998)

See also:

VIDEO: Steven Tyler and American Idol crew on Oprah
Wednesday: Steven Tyler and American Idol crew on Oprah
Aerosmith: record sales are up since American Idol premiere
Aerosmith begin work on new album without Joe Perry
American Idol: Steven Tyler tops hennemusic Hot 10
Aerosmith start working on new album