Queen, Tiffany & More ‘Umbrella Academy’ Music Gains 50 Percent in Sales & Streams Following Premiere


The Netflix present, based mostly on a comic book e book sequence written by Gerard Way, premiered Feb. 15.

Netflix's new sequence The Umbrella Academy isn't only a much-talked-about hit. Music featured within the 10-episode first season, which premiered in its entirety Feb. 15, reveals main positive aspects in streams and gross sales on Billboard charts dated March 2.

In all, the catalog of music featured within the present gained by 50 p.c within the Feb. 15-21 monitoring week, in keeping with Nielsen Music.

Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" leads all music from the present in general quantity within the monitoring week, having bought eight,000 downloads and drawn four.eight million U.S. streams, up 81 and 25 p.c, respectively. It needs to be famous, nonetheless, that the observe has additionally seen corresponding positive aspects from the house media launch of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

As for songs not assisted by one other exterior power? That's Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now," featured within the present's first episode in a castwide dance scene that's develop into one of many most-discussed moments of the sequence thus far, which bought four,000 downloads and garnered 1 million streams — vaults of 1,593 and 213 p.c, respectively. Tiffany's tune, a canopy of Tommy James and the Shondells' 1967 hit, spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1987.

As for different Umbrella-featured music, sequence govt producer Gerard Way's cowl of Simon & Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter," that includes Ray Toro, initially launched previous to the present's launch in its first trailer, debuts on Alternative Digital Song Sales at No. 20 with 2,000 bought, up 391 p.c. Directly beneath, Woodkid's "Run Boy Run" debuts at No. 21 (2,000, up 1,639 p.c).

Other main positive aspects embrace They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" (1,000 bought and 392,000 streams; up 2,577 and 487 p.c, respectively), David Gray's "This Year's Love" (1,000 bought, 294,000 streams; up 475 and 63 p.c), Toploader's "Dancing within the Moonlight" (1,000 bought, 388,000 streams; up 1,126 and 52 p.c) and Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" (1,000 bought, 243,000 streams; up 490 and 93 p.c).

The comedian e book sequence on which The Umbrella Academy is predicated was written by Way, former lead singer of My Chemical Romance (Toro, who performs guitar on two songs created for the present with Way, was the band's guitarist). Way govt produced the sequence, which was developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater.