Beyoncé’s ‘XO’ & ‘Halo’ Soar on iTunes After Emotional Performance at Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Service

Published: Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 by Rashad

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).

Now, just a day after earning critical acclaim aplenty for her stirring showing, the diva is seeing that fanfare reflected commercially as both songs have flown up real-time sales tallies.
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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.

 

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  1. Cûûmila Cebolla February 25, 2020

    Watch her Halo performance get nominated for a Grammy for the 93748593th time.

    • Dc February 25, 2020

      Payola

  2. Rihanna the King!! February 25, 2020

    SO WHAT!! RIHANNA ANTI IS STILL ON THE TOP 200 AFTER 4YRS AND HAS SOLD 7 MILLION WORLDWIDE! NUMBERS DON’T LIE STANS DO.

    • only facts February 25, 2020

      I actually agree with this 100%

      • Shayla Queen 👑 February 25, 2020

        Mor-man-li could never 🤣

    • Alex February 25, 2020

      The hate is real.. Rihona must not be too much of a Queen since you always have to compare her to Bey..

    • Meme February 25, 2020

      The album they laughed at because of its roll out. Meanwhile formation had a whole TV special and was forgotten 2 months after it’s release. Whew Chile.

      • only facts February 25, 2020

        THIS! All facts!

  3. HavanaONana February 25, 2020

    XO and Halo are great singles. It reminds me of Never Be The Same and Crying in The Club.

    Beyonce rocks!

    Congratulations 🎉

    • Pu$$yPopstress February 25, 2020

      Maybe she will sing cryin in the club at Shawn mendes memorial service

      • HavanaONana February 25, 2020

        Gurl who Hurt you here? That toxicity need to go. Lol . Why are you mean? 🧐🧐🧐🤔
        You need to take a walk and breathe some fresh air. Camila and Shawn are unbothered with your comment.

        10 years from now Camila is going to play the Superbowl with her global smash #1s “Havana, Señorita, Never Be The Same, South of the Border, Liar and her newer #1s and several future too 5s and too 10s.

        Meanwhile your fave and her friends Meg and K. Michelle will play in 600 capacity club with throwback “Waves, Motivation and love lies. Lol

      • only facts February 25, 2020

        Camila Cabello’s flops include:
        -Real Friends (Remix with Swae Lee, didn’t chart)
        -Consequences (didn’t crack top 50 after high budget performance at AMA’s)
        -Mi Persona Favorita
        -Sangria Wine (didn’t chart after high budget performance at billboard awards)
        -Liar (High budget video, didn’t crack top 40)
        -Shameless(High budget video, didn’t crack top 50)
        -Easy (SNL performance, didn’t chart)
        -Living Proof (5 high budget performances, didn’t chart)
        -OMG (didn’t chart)
        And let’s not forget about Camilas inaugural flop, “crying in the club” which never cracked the top 40 after a high budget video and billboard awards performance.
        Now I see why you’re always trying to convince yourself that Camila is a star…it’s because she has more flops than anyone else from Fifth Harmony

      • Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

        😂😂😂😂

        I love it when u copy and paste this comment.

        It means you’ve been beaten
        😂😂

        We won
        U lost
        Hold the L

      • only facts February 25, 2020

        “we won” lol. Thanks for admitting you’re HavanaONaNa too 😉

        If someone is constantly trying to prove they won, or that their fave is the best, that actually proves the opposite. It shows how insecure you are. Debate like an intellectual. The second I type a big word you tell me to kill myself and Normani hasn’t been on the charts since 2020. Same thing, different day.

        Moral of the story, the general public doesn’t know Camila Cabello. They only know Senor and Cabana. If Camila was a star, she would have solo hits. I can only explain it to you. I can’t understand it for you.

      • Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

        All these essays, and u still didnt tell us where normani is on
        The billboard charts
        The iTunes charts
        The spotify chart

        Where is the bìtch?
        Point normani on the charts. 😭😭😭

      • HavanaONana February 25, 2020

        We won😘😘😘😘

        Normani and her three stans take the L
        🤣🤣🤣🤣

        Camila is winning and we love to see it!

        My Oh My is rising in the charts while Meg and Normani’s “Diamonds” disappeared already lmfao😜

    • Bruno and Abel February 25, 2020

      LOL @onlyfacts I have been following all morning and you dragged TF outta clarksnut. Don’t even reply back to him. Let him hang himself boo. It’s clear who has the L here and it’s not you

    • ??? February 25, 2020

      lmaooooo funny how camiltoe’s flops remind you of roach’s flops, the drags write themselves lmfaooooooooooooooooooo

  4. Meme February 25, 2020

    I don’t k is why I didn’t hear halo at all in that performance.

  5. Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

    Normani is nowhere on the iTunes charts also
    😂😂😂

    Normani nowhere on the billboard charts,
    Normani nowhere on the itunes charts
    Normani nowhere on the spotify chart

    So where is this bìtch at?

    On twitter searching for her name and blocking people who criticise her non existent vocals
    😂😂

    And they said she was gonna dominate 2020. Lol
    And yall said normani was the new beyonce
    I have to laugh

    • only facts February 25, 2020

      If Camila Cabello is a star, why is it that only her songs with features are hits? Why do people not want a song with ONLY Camila? Never Be The Same only hit the top 10 after the Kane Brown remix. Why? Why does nobody care?

      Camila Cabello’s flops include:
      -Real Friends (Remix with Swae Lee, didn’t chart)
      -Consequences (didn’t crack top 50 after high budget performance at AMA’s)
      -Mi Persona Favorita
      -Sangria Wine (didn’t chart after high budget performance at billboard awards)
      -Liar (High budget video, didn’t crack top 40)
      -Shameless(High budget video, didn’t crack top 50)
      -Easy (SNL performance, didn’t chart)
      -Living Proof (5 high budget performances, didn’t chart)
      -OMG (didn’t chart)
      And let’s not forget about Camilas inaugural flop, “crying in the club” which never cracked the top 40 after a high budget video and billboard awards performance.
      Now I see why you’re always trying to convince yourself that Camila is a star…it’s because she has more flops than anyone else from Fifth Harmony

      • Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

        😂😂😂😂
        I know I have beaten u when u copy and paste this comment.

        Hehehehe hhehehehe

      • only facts February 25, 2020

        Where are Camila Cabello’s solo hits? Why does the general public not know her name? They only know Havana and Senorita. Boohoo. She’s not a star. Get over it

        Camila Cabello’s flops include:
        -Real Friends (Remix with Swae Lee, didn’t chart)
        -Consequences (didn’t crack top 50 after high budget performance at AMA’s)
        -Mi Persona Favorita
        -Sangria Wine (didn’t chart after high budget performance at billboard awards)
        -Liar (High budget video, didn’t crack top 40)
        -Shameless(High budget video, didn’t crack top 50)
        -Easy (SNL performance, didn’t chart)
        -Living Proof (5 high budget performances, didn’t chart)
        -OMG (didn’t chart)
        And let’s not forget about Camilas inaugural flop, “crying in the club” which never cracked the top 40 after a high budget video and billboard awards performance.
        Now I see why you’re always trying to convince yourself that Camila is a star…it’s because she has more flops than anyone else from Fifth Harmony

      • Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

        Tell normani to stop pointing her mic to the crowd to sing along, nobody knows that bìtch or her songs.

    • only facts February 25, 2020

      Why don’t you ever go over to breathe heavy, pop justice, or just jared where they drag Camila DAILY on their forums. That’s a POP site. This is an URBAN site. If we’re all rats over here, go play with your pop friends since even they don’t like Camila. Continue trying to convince yourself Camila is something special…the GP doesn’t know her…they know Senorita and Havana. There are not enough crayons, or time in the day to explain this to a simpleton like you.

      • Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

        The general public knows normani that’s why everytime she points her mic to the crowd to sing along, she gets no response, only crickets

        😂😂😂😂😂😂

        Normani is over
        That NBA performance was the last nail in the coffin. Her career is DEAD

        She cant sing for shìt.
        She cant even dance.
        She performs like a cheerleader. Lol

        Selena gomez fans are dragging normani’s vocals on Twitter.

        U know it’s over for u, when selena Gomez fans have so much confidence to drag ur vocals.

        Selena gomez is no more the worst singer in the game, normani is now the worst singer in the industry. Lol

      • Gworl Bye February 25, 2020

        But you havent explained why camila’s tour is flopping hard and her album flopped even harder. Clinging to Normani on tgj isnt helping camila’s across the board flopping.

    • ??? February 25, 2020

      lmaoooo i dont see camiltoe on itunes either tho lmfaooooooooooooo

      • Clarks0oñ February 25, 2020

        Gurl, are u blind?

        My oh my-38
        South of boarder-48
        Seniorita-97

        Here comes the, it has features.
        Ughh. Gurl, my faves in the itunes 100 and has left the iTunes charts for over a year now.

        Where is flopmani.

  6. Bruno and Abel February 25, 2020

    Go bey!

  7. Bruno and Abel February 25, 2020

    But since when do we go off of Amazon Music rather than iTunes/spotify?

  8. Stop February 25, 2020

    Beyonce is garbage.

  9. eric February 25, 2020

    She’s the only one who performed from her own catalog knowing how it would benefit her. The lyrics really don’t even fit the occasion.

    • Danny Bey February 25, 2020

      She said they were Kobe’s favorite songs you idiot. And the lyrics for both songs especially Halo both were appropriate for the occasion. You beyonce haters are so fcking ugly

  10. Kevon February 25, 2020

    She is all about her self

  11. ??? February 25, 2020

    lmaooooo #18 and #41 is considered soaring on itunes? lmfaooooooooooooooooooo you poor pathetic roaches, take it wherever you can get it huh lmfaooooooooooooooooooooo

  12. No Glory February 25, 2020

    She should’ve performed “I was here” and “Heaven”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lewey February 25, 2020

      She performed Kobe’s favorite songs… who cares what you think.

      • ERIC February 25, 2020

        Kobe’s favorites according to Beyonce.

  13. He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 25, 2020

    Normani is a flop and she likes to dance with a Stranger so lol

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