Brandi Carlile’s ‘The Joke’ Surges to No. 1 on Rock Digital Song Sales Chart After Grammys


It additionally re-enters Hot Rock Songs at No. four, marking Carlile's greatest hit.

Gains following the Grammy Awards assist rating Brandi Carlile a number of chart accolades, together with her first No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Digital Song Sales survey.

"The Joke," the lead single from Carlile's 2018 album By the Way, I Forgive You (and a nominee for music and document of the yr), debuts at No. 1 on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart dated Feb. 23 with 20,000 downloads offered, a 2,865 p.c surge, within the week ending Feb. 14, in response to Nielsen Music.

The monitor, which didn't promote sufficient downloads to make the chart upon its authentic launch and run at radio almost a yr in the past, exceeds the No. 9 peak of "Party of One," that includes Sam Smith (additionally from By the Way, I Forgive You), in November to grow to be Carlile's top-charting music on the tally.

Helping propel "The Joke": Carlile's buzzed-about efficiency of the music towards the tip of the Grammys broadcast on CBS, in addition to its wins throughout the pre-show ceremony for finest American roots efficiency and finest American roots music. She additionally carried out a stripped-down model of the music later within the week on Ellen.

"The Joke" additionally accrued sufficient gross sales, streams and radio airplay to re-enter the Hot Rock Songs tally, bowing at No. four and changing into Carlile's first music ever to achieve the highest 30; "Party of One" reached No. 35 in November. In addition to its gross sales achieve, "The Joke" boasts a 678 p.c blast to 1.6 million U.S. streams within the monitoring week. The music initially made the March three, 2018-dated Hot Rock Songs chart, concurrent with the chart launch of By the Way I Forgive You, getting into at No. 43, and it peaked at No. four on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart later that month.

Additionally, "Every Time I Hear That Song," the album's leadoff monitor, makes its maiden look on Hot Rock Songs, opening at No. 49, up 262 p.c to 427,000 streams and 920 p.c to 1,000 downloads offered.

"The Joke" is joined by a a lot older music from Carlile's catalog on Rock Digital Song Sales: breakthrough single "The Story" re-enters at No. 17, up 565 p.c to three,000 offered. The latter monitor, which initially peaked at No. 10 on Rock Digital Song Sales in April 2011, had not appeared on the listing since October 2014.

By the Way, I Forgive You re-enters Top Rock Albums at No. 2 with 20,000 equal album items earned, an 897 p.c vault. The LP beforehand dominated the March three, 2018-dated chart upon its entrance. On the all-genre Billboard 200, the set returns at No. 22, its finest rank since its No. 5 debut.