Praises have come pouring in for ‘Genie In A Bottle’ beauty Christina Aguilera for her stirring performance of ‘Say Something’ with A Great Big World at last night’s American Music Awards.
The ballad had already enjoyed a ride atop Itunes charts following its debut, but it seems Aguilera’s emotional showing – amidst high octane performances from Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and more – won over enough fans to give the tune a boost back to #1.
They weren’t the only act to benefit from the ratings winning show:
“Despite the increased competition [from American football], ABC’s airing of the American Music Awards surged from its 2012 outing. The three-hour kudos jumped 32 percent for a 4.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 36 percent to 12.9 million viewers. The show had a lead-in from America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.5 adults), up a tenth from last week, giving ABC an average 3.7 adults rating and 11.4 million viewers for its primetime block.”
The ratings come as AMA’s highest in four years. And, with those boosted ratings came boosts on Itunes charts for the likes of Christina Aguilera & Co. (from #13-1) and Pitbull & Ke$ha’s new hit ‘Timber’ (to #3).
Other noted performers from the night like Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry did not see considerable gains. However, as always, the Billboard charts will have the final say when they refresh this week!