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Childish Gambino’s Album Sales Rise 419% after ‘This Is America’ Release and ‘SNL’ Gig

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*Childish Gambino saw a whopping 419 percent increase in his U.S. album sales last week as three of his albums re-entered the Billboard 200 chart, thanks to the buzz generated by his new single and video “This Is America” and his May 5th appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”

Donald Glover’s performing alter-ego also saw a boost in collective sales of his catalog, from just over 2,000 to 11,000 copies in the span of one week. (None of those albums include the Billboard Hot 100-topping “This Is America,” though it is presumed to be featured on his forthcoming new album.)

More details below, via Billboard:

On the Billboard 200 chart dated May 19, three of the artist’s albums re-enter the chart. His most recent release, “Awaken, My Love!” jumps back on at No. 45 with 12,000 equivalent album units earned (up 156 percent), with traditional album sales comprising 5,000 of that sum (up 268 percent). Because the Internet returns to the list at No. 61 (10,000 units; up 178 percent, with 3,000 in sales; up 681 percent) while Camp comes back on at No. 197 (5,000 units; up 174 percent, with 2,000 in sales; up 497 percent).

In terms of total on-demand streams for the week ending May 10, Childish Gambino’s songs collected 102.7 million clicks (in both video and audio streams) — up 487 percent. That figure includes the 65.3 million collected by “ThIs Is America.” Even without the “America” streams, the rest of his songs still saw a robust 114 percent jump in streams.

Meanwhile, Page Six is reporting that Stevie Wonder wants to get in the studio with Glover to record a collabo after performing together at a recent party thrown by the Motown legend.

Via Page Six:

Stevie Wonder threw an epic party at LA’s Peppermint Club, where Craig Robinson and Angela Bassett were seen tearing up the dance floor. Other partygoers included Donald Glover, who sang “Superstition,” alongside Wonder, during the star-studded event.

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