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Almighty Gaga

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.

 

An alternative version of the song, which features different lyrics and Christina Aguilera instead of R. Kelly, is still available to purchase and stream widely. 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.

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8493189/lady-gaga-do-what-u-want-sales-surge-statement-r-kelly

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umich

Some income for legend X is on the way

 

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Cryptique

could've been 30,000 in a whole week

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Martyr Of Fame

The power this woman has :eek: 

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Beyondslay

The 2,000 people with bad taste. 

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MissedTheTrain

Ugh it makes me sad that this song is tarnished with a rapist's presence because the song itself is FANTASTIC.  The solo version or XTina version should've been the one released all along.  

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Arthoe

It's 2,000 overall, since the 1,000 sales of the remix are included in the overall figure. Made R. Kelly a whooping $13 in songwriting royalities.

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PrinceMichaelFan
42 minutes ago, umich said:

Some income for legend X is on the way

 

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Omg. 

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jonasha

Congratulations for giving R. Kelly some more coinT liddos.

 

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Moella

If this has any chart impact because it sure got a lot of streams too I hope the Xtina version charts 

34 minutes ago, Arthoe said:

It's 2,000 overall, since the 1,000 sales of the remix are included in the overall figure. Made R. Kelly a whooping $13 in songwriting royalities.

No the text is clear when they said 'also' :2000 is for RK version and 1000 is for Xtina's . Another article also published by Billboard today says he doesn't gain royalties since it's a feat and his verse is pre-paid

Edit: he doesn't get Artist royalties not sure if that's the same thing

It’s also worth noting that “Do What U Want” is credited as a Lady Gaga song featuring R. Kelly, not as a duet between Gaga and Kelly. In instances where the word “featuring” is used, those artists typically are not paid artist royalties for that song, instead being compensated with an upfront fee or by trading favors. Therefore, Kelly is likely not missing out on any royalties as the guest star on the version of “Do What U Want” that has been removed.

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Arthoe
9 minutes ago, Moella said:

If this has any chart impact because it sure got a lot of streams too I hope the Xtina version charts 

No the text is clear when they said 'also' :2000 is for RK version and 1000 is for Xtina's . Another article also published by Billboard today says he doesn't gain royalties since it's a feat and his verse is pre-paid

He doesn't get artist royalities (which would be around 12 cents per sold song in his care), but he does get songwriting royalities (which are much lower, he gets 8,5% of $0,091 per song, which is the standard pay out rate that songwriters have to share). Singing and songwriting gets paid out seperately.

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Illuminati
23 minutes ago, jonasha said:

Congratulations for giving R. Kelly some more coinT liddos.

 

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it's so funny when people say it's the liddos buying, the song was out for like half a decade now, every liddo who wanted it already has it :rip: 

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Caesar

But when is the real bop (the solo version) coming out, so I could buy that one instead

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Taylor fanboy
9 hours ago, Caesar said:

But when is the real bop (the solo version) coming out, so I could buy that one instead

!!!!!

 

 

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cuneytb

If it was removed a week later, it could do 50k sps the whole week and maybe even enough to chart on the bb200 :rip: 

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