David Guetta, Nicki Minaj & Afrojack’s “Hey Mama” Crosses 300K Sales Mark

David Guetta [Ellen Von Unwerth | Atlantic Press Photo]

Thanks to its best sales week yet, David Guetta’s “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj and Afrojack)” reaches a peak of #13 on Billboard’s Digital Songs subchart. It ranks as the week’s best-selling Dance/Electronic track.

That improved sales performance also fuels a rise to #27 on the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100 and to #1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. It is Guetta’s first career #1 on the latter listing.

So how big was the sales week? Nielsen Music says the song shifted approximately 75,000 US copies during the tracking week that ended on April 19. Up 25% from the previous week’s sum, it thrusts the track’s cumulative US sales total to roughly 303,000.

In addition to scoring a #13 position on the Digital Songs subchart, “Hey Mama” grabs #49 on Radio Songs. While it does not yet appear on the 50-track “Streaming Songs” chart, it did enjoy a 21% streaming increase during the most recent tracking week.

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.

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