Al Green Sales Skyrocket After President Obama’s Performance [Video]
Al Green just had his biggest week since SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003. After President Obama sang a little “Let’s Stay Together,” sales of the song jumped up nearly 500%.
Billboard reports that there were 16,000 downloads of “Let’s Stay Together” this week, which was a 490% increase.
Obama sang the first line of “Let’s Stay Together” at a fundraising event on January 19th at the Apollo.
Reverand Al Sharpton noticed the sales boost. Sharpton said that the increase shows that President Obama is still pretty popular. Sharpton said:
“That video went viral and had everyone talking. Since that performance, sales for Al Green’s songs shot up 490 percent. That’s the best sales week for that song since they began tracking downloads nine years ago. The President sings, boosts classic songs and helps the economy. Hey Republicans, you sure you are ready to face him in the election?”
Here’s the video of Obama singing “Let’s Stay Together.”
Here’s a video of Al Green performing the song.
Do you wish Obama gave a little more than a taste of his vocal abilities?