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Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” Debuts With ~20K Sales; “BBHMM” Moves Another ~53K

A modest weekly sales total establishes Rihanna’s new pop single “American Oxygen” as the week’s 78th-best seller*.

According to Nielsen Music, “Oxygen” moved 19.9K paid downloads during the tracking week ending April 19. That week represented the first in which “Oxygen,” which premiered as a TIDAL exclusive, became available for purchase on iTunes.

The song’s opening tally represents a far cry from the 108.3K moved by rhythmic and urban single “Bitch Better Have My Money” in its abbreviated first week of availability.

Responsible for an additional 53.2K paid downloads during the tracking week ending April 19, “Bitch” boasts a cumulative US sales total of 359.1K.

“FourFiveSeconds,” on which Rihanna shares a lead artist credit with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, claims a cumulative total in excess of 1.5 million.

*”American Oxygen” appears at #78 on the expanded Nielsen/Billboard Digital Songs chart. The official chart Billboard publishes every Thursday only covers the week’s Top 50 sellers.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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