When Wednesday’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” took the air, Alessia Cara’s “Here” was positioned outside the Top 100 on the all-genre iTunes sales chart.
In a sign that Cara’s strong “Tonight Show” performance resonated with viewers, “Here” has enjoyed a significant lift since the broadcast came to a conclusion.
The song had risen to #70 by the time the west coast version of the show aired. By Thursday at 9AM ET, it was knocking on the door of the Top 50.
“Here” is currently #52 on the all-genre single sales chart.
While the jump is not a record-setting one, it exceeds what is guaranteed for a “Tonight Show” performer. It is particularly impressive in this context; Cara had little mainstream familiarity upon taking the “Tonight Show” stage, and her song is only just beginning to gain a presence at radio.
“Here” is already coming off its best sales week to date: it drove 9K paid US downloads during the July 17-23 tracking week.