Missy Elliott Enjoyed Biggest Post-VMA Sales & Streaming Boosts Among Show’s Performers

Published: Wednesday 4th Sep 2019 by Rashad

Despite boasting show-stopping performances from the likes of some of today’s biggest hitmakers including Lizzo, Normani, Taylor Swift, and more (click here to watch), the 2019 MTV VMAs’ Video Vanguard Winner – Missy Elliott – was the one who walked away with the biggest sales and streaming boost among the night’s performers.

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Billboard reports:

In terms of percentage spikes, no track saw a larger gain in sales from the Aug. 26 broadcast than Missy Elliott’s “Pass That Dutch.” The 2003 track, performed during a seven-song medley honoring Elliott with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, moved 1,000 downloads, up 1,185%. It was also streamed 391,000 times, a jump of 124%.

Each of the tracks from Elliott’s medley increased in sales and streams (not including the newly released “Throw It Back”), with the six older songs up at least 492% in digital downloads and at least 66% in streams. “Work It” led the way in terms of overall volume on both fronts, earning 4,000 downloads and 3.5 million streams.


The ceremony may have suffered its lowest ratings in history (as we reported here), but it continues to prove itself a viable promotional platform for performers.

[photo source:  Getty Images/MTV]

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  1. Diggass September 5, 2019

    You have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
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  2. Detruth September 5, 2019

    Missy is the best female rapper of all time idc what anybody says fight me! I’m not just talking about rap skill but the overall artist she is cant be touched. Some girls may have some clever bars but they will never be overall as entertaining as Missy.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 5, 2019

      I agree but would add that she has made some legendary music also as a producer and songwriter for other artists. She is also a talented vocalist. She has the gift to make hits for numerous artists from the 90s and 2000s (Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, J. Cole, Tweet, Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Faith Evans, Monica, Mya, Ginuwine, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Whitney Houston, Drake, Justin Timberlake, TLC, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Christina Aguilera, and many many many more). She is more than just a rapper. She is truly gifted and blessed

      • Detruth September 5, 2019

        All of that too!!!

  3. Clarkson September 5, 2019

    Normani-motivation fell 33 spots

    • PinotNoir September 5, 2019

      Ooops. Should’ve low-key spied on Camilla’s release date plans. And either beat her to the punch or waited the end of her ex co-worker’s sophomore era. #BeautifulDancer

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