Nickelback got a big boost last week from the President of the United States.
In a strange tweet on Oct. 2, which has since been taken down due to copyright violation, Donald Trump posted a meme version of the Canadian band’s classic music video for “Photograph”, illustrating a conspiracy theory about his opponents.
According to Billboard, Trump’s tweet, though only viewable for several hours, garnered enough attention that is sent sales and streams of “Photograph” soaring.
The 2005 song earned 772,000 streams in the two days after the tweet, which was a 38 per cent increase from the two days prior.
Digital sales of the track, meanwhile, were up a staggering 569 per cent over the same period, putting the total downloads for the week ending Oct. 3 at 1,000.
“Photograph” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2005 as the lead single off the Nickelback’s fifth album All the Right Reasons.