Missy Elliott's Superbowl Performance, Goes Top 10 On iTunes
Missy Elliott ruled the Super Bowl, and now the charts. The hip-hop icon has surged back into the top 10 following her show-stealing set during Katy Perry’s halftime spectacular on Sunday. The 12-minute performance at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. became the most-watched and highest-rated Super Bowl halftime show in history. Millions—118.5 to be exact—tuned in to watch Missy perform a medley of her hits including “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” and “Lose Control.”
All three songs currently hold spots in the top 10 on iTunes. According to Billboard, her catalog could gain 1,000 percent in sales with 70,000-plus downloads sold. That would be up from 6,000 in the week prior. “Work It” appears to be the hottest seller with 20,000 downloads. Her friends including Timbaland, Ciara, and Monica tweeted congratulatory messages.
A humbled Missy thanked her longtime supporters and welcomed new fans, who may not have been familiar with her. While she enjoys a resurgence, Missy has been in the studio working on her first album in a decade. She is also scheduled to appear on a remix to Jack Ü’s (Diplo and Skrillex) dance hit “Take Ü There.”