Amidst the thousands of admirers across the globe hoping to secure the attention of the Hip Hop heart throb August Alsina, one finds herself more smitten by the star than any of his or her competitors would care to admit.
Perhaps dazzled by his Def Jam approved vocals, smitten by his Southern charm and enamoured with the ease in which he wooed her, said admirer now finds their long running love affair lasting far more than anyone could expected.
Her name? iTunes R&B.
Her relationship status? Sprung.
Her story below…
Outperforming its Chris Brown & Trey Songz assisted remix, Alsina‘s ‘I Luv This’ has now spent 147 days on iTunes R&B, currently perched at #14 while the aforementioned remix sits at #24, despite being released two months after its original.
Indicative of the burgeoning commercial pull, the number has never charted any lower than #40 since its August 2013 release, standing as a seemingly permanent fixture on the chart’s Top 20 after its supporting ‘Downtown’ EP peaked at #14 on Billboard’s US R&B tally.
Why his success on iTunes is applause-worthy? Well, with streaming data now seeing many acts earn Billboard Hot 100 positions by way of ‘views’/’streams’, it’s Alsina‘s ability to pull in paid purchases that now sets him apart from acts who’ve opted to the free release route, and lay the foundations for what many hope will be an ‘album-selling’ career!