Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Oscars Didn’t Spur Beyonce Sales, But “Bruno,” Billie Eilish Bond, and Reba All Run Up the Charts


The title of Beyonce’s Oscar nominated song was “Be Alive.” But since she taped a video and her performance wasn’t live, sales of the single on iTunes have been minimal since Oscar night.

But other songs connected to the wild Sunday night show are running up the charts.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which wasn’t nominated but performed anyway because it was from a Disney movie (ABC owns Disney) is back up to number 2.

Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die,” which won the Oscar, is at number 6.

More interesting: Reba McEntire’s live performance of “Somehow You Do,” the Diane Warren song, is number 15. It’s never been on the charts. But Reba was so profoundly moving in her delivery, fans have responded. Very nice to see.

Also on the charts is the “Encanto” song that was nominated, “Dos Oruguitas,” which no one can actually sing. And Lady Gaga has three older hits on the chart. Lady Gaga’s presentation of Best Picture with Liza Minnelli was one of the highlights of the night. Gaga is so warm and respectful with older stars like Liza or Tony Bennett, it’s magnificent. As someone said to me, “She was raised right.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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