In the same week that Chris Brown went to YouTube to apologize for assaulting Rihanna, a viral videoclip of a wedding party dancing down the aisle to Brown’s song “Forever” returns him to the charts.
In the week ending July 26, it sold 50,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s up a whopping 1,721% in sales compared to the previous week and the song thusly re-enters the Hot Digital Songs chart at No. 21.
It’s the first time the uptempo single has appeared on the list since the tally dated Jan. 31. It’s also the best sales week for any of Brown’s songs since Christmas week of 2008, when “Forever” shifted 77,000.
On July 20, Brown went to his official YouTube channel to issue a video statement about the incident with Rihanna. It has been watched 2.4 million times.