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YG goes to the bank with “FDT” following apparent Joe Biden victory


Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesYG has enjoyed a massive sales bump of his profanity-laced Donald Trump protest song “FDT” following Joe Biden’s apparent victory in the presidential election.

The 2016 track, which features Nipsey Hussle, was downloaded 3,000 times on November 7, the day Biden was projected as the winner in the election, according to Billboard. That marked a 740% increase over the song’s sales from the previous day. The sales bump began on Election Day and continued for five days as the nation awaited the results.

Mary J. Blige’s “Work That” also enjoyed a resurgence in popularity after being played during Biden’s victory speech with vice president-elect Kamala Harris in Delaware on Saturday night. The single from Blige’s 2007 Growing Pains album was downloaded 2,000 times on that day, for a 5,642% increase over November 6.

Two classic songs also were revived on November 7 following the news that Biden was projected to defeat Trump. Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” was downloaded 1,000 times, up 691% from the previous day, while “Lovely Day” by the late Bill Withers was also downloaded 1,000 times, for a 114% increase from November 6.

By Ken Simmons
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