Missy Elliott catapults into iTunes top 10 after Super Bowl with Katy Perry

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Katy Perry brought out Missy Elliott during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on Feb. 1, 2015.
Image: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

PHOENIX — Was it worth it for Missy Elliott to work it at the Super Bowl halftime show with Katy Perry? By the looks of her post-halftime music sales, the answer is a resounding yes.

After the 43-year-old rapper’s throwback medley midway through Perry’s elaborate performance, iTunes users rushed to buy both artists’ singles and albums.

As of Monday at 7:30 a.m. local time, Missy Elliott had eight titles
on the iTunes top 200 songs chart, with “Work It” at No. 7, “Get Ur
Freak On” at No. 10 and “Lose Control” at No. 15 — all of which are at
least 10 years old. She has four titles on the top 200 albums chart.

Meanwhile, Perry has 11 titles on the songs chart and eight titles on the albums chart.

Missy Elliott song titles in the iTunes top 200

    7. “Work It”

  • 10. “Get Ur Freak On” (explicit)
  • 15. “Lose Control” (explicit) feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop
  • 140. “Lose Control” (clean)
  • 146. “Gossip Folks”
  • 164. “One Minute Man” (explicit) feat. Ludacris
  • 177. “Get Ur Freak On” (clean)
  • 200. “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

Missy Elliott album titles in the iTunes top 200

  • 57. Miss E…So Addictive
  • 86. Under Construction (explicit)
  • 93. Under Construction
  • 106. The Cookbook (explicit)

Missy Elliott’s streams surge on Spotify

Missy Elliott’s Spotify streams also saw an enormous spike, with her
streams increasing 676% in the hours following the Super Bowl.

  • “Lose Control” streams increased 1,396%
  • “Get Ur Freak On” streams increased 922%
  • “Work It” streams increased 896%

Thank u all for the out pouring of love @ the SuperBowl! & @katyperry I’m humbly grateful for u inviting me to join u

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015

I cried because I’ve been thru so much but I’m still here & thru
the grace of God & u the fans believing in me I love y’all

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015

To my peers the artist who tweeted me I love u all to your kind words keep me uplifted also! Grateful!

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 2, 2015

Katy Perry song titles in the top 200

  • 29. “Roar”
  • 31. “Firework”
  • 40. “Dark Horse” feat. Juicy J
  • 88. “I Kissed a Girl”
  • 138. “Teenage Dream” (from Teenage Dream deluxe)
  • 142. “This Is How We Do”
  • 150. “California Gurls” feat. Snoop Dogg
  • 155. “Wide Awake”
  • 162. “Hot n Cold”
  • 173. “Firework” (from Teenage Dream deluxe)
  • 179. “Teenage Dream”

Katy Perry album titles in the top 200

  • 4. Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (explicit)
  • 8. PRISM
  • 11. Teenage Dream (explicit)
  • 13. One of the Boys
  • 14. PRISM (deluxe)
  • 69. Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (clean)
  • 97. Teenage Dream (clean)
  • 115. MTV Unplugged: Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s streams surge on Spotify

Katy Perry’s streams also increased on Spotify in the hours after her performance.

  • “Teenage Dream” streams increased 139%
  • “Firework” streams increased 107%
  • “California Gurls” streams increased 98%
  • “I Kissed a Girl” streams increased 94%
  • “Dark Horse” streams increased 69%
  • “Roar” streams increased 56%

To celebrate her halftime show, Perry got the game’s numerals tattooed on her finger:

Fellow halftime guest Lenny Kravitz, who only joined Perry for “I
Kissed a Girl,” saw two of his titles soar onto the albums chart.

Lenny Kravitz album titles in the top 200

  • 61. Strut (explicit)
  • 68. Greatest Hits: Lenny Kravitz (explicit)
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