As we reported here, Beyoncé opened the celebration of life ceremony for NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Monday (February 24) with a moving performance of her hits ‘XO’ and ‘Halo.’
Backed by a choir and stringed orchestra, the 38-year-old soared in the emotionally charged rendition of the tunes (the former, found on her 2013 self-titled, chart-topping LP, was reportedly one of Bryant’s favorites).
Despite originally being released in January 2009 and December 2013 respectively, ‘Halo,’ from Beyoncé‘s 2008 chart-topping ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ album, and ‘XO’ were listed among today’s top-selling tunes on iTunes. As of time reported, ‘XO’ cracked the top 20 (#18) while ‘Halo’ peaked in the top 40 of the tally (#38).
Real-Time iTunes Chart
Besting the sales performance of some of music’s current hits, the songs have also received boosts on the streaming front courtesy of their increased Youtube and Spotify counts.
The reignited interest in both cuts could see a re-entry in next week’s Billboard Hot 100, where ‘XO’ previously peaked at #45 while ‘Halo’ hit #5.
Keep it locked to That Grape Juice‘s ‘Chart Check’ segment for more if this story develops.