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How Much Did the MTV VMAs Boost the Performer's Song Sales? Figures Revealed!

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards boosted sales for the performers that hit the stage – and now, the numbers are in!

This year’s awards show, which aired on August 26, resulted in gains in both digital downloads and streams according to Billboard on Wednesday (September 4).

The show resulted in a “74% boost in sales for the tracking week of Aug. 23-29, according to Nielsen Music,” Billboard reported.

The songs performed on the show, not included newly released tracks, sold a total of 93,000 downloads for the week and earned 99.6 million on-demand streams, which was an increase of 17%.

The song that gained the largest sales was Missy Elliott‘s “Pass That Dutch,” which moved 1,000 downloads for a 1,185% increase, and was streamed 391,000 times for a boost of 124%.

The other six songs performed during Missy‘s Vanguard medley increased at least 492% in digital downloads and 66% in streams, with “Work It” leading in terms of total volume at 4,000 downloads and 3.5 million streams.

Lizzo’s “Good as Hell,” originally released in 2016, enjoyed 21,000 more downloads, up 215%, and 8.7 million streams, an increase of 27%, resulting in a Billboard Hot 100 at No. 52.

For a complete breakdown of how more of the songs performed, head to

READ MORE: Missy Elliott Performs Epic Video Vanguard Medley at MTV VMAs 2019 – Watch Now!

Missy Elliott Reveals Diamond Necklace She Wore to MTV VMAs 2019 is Missing

Missy Elliott is reaching out to fans and followers to help her find a missing necklace.

The 48-year-old entertainer took to her Instagram Story to reveal that she is missing one of the diamond necklaces she wore to the 2019 MTV VMAs – and is offering a reward to the person who finds it.

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“Anyone found this necklace at the VMAs backstage or know anything about it there’s a reward,” Missy wrote along with a close up of her chains, pointing out that it is the shorter one that is missing.

Missy attended the VMAs to perform an electrifying medley of her hit songs before she was honored with the Video Vanguard Award.

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Find Out How Many People Watched the MTV VMAs Last Night

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards aired last night (August 26) and the show hit record lows for the network, though some positive news is that the decline in viewers is much smaller than in past years.

1.93 million viewers in the coveted 18-49 demo tuned in for the show on MTV, down from the previous low set last year with 2.25 million viewers in the key demo, according to THR.

Overall, across the 12 channels that aired the VMAs, 4.9 million people watched the event. This number is down from the 5.2 million last year. Previous years have had steeper declines, so this is probably a relief for MTV.

The network says the social and online engagement had an 85 percent jump from last year, which means more people are watching via online streams.

READ MORE: 10 Must-See Moments From the MTV VMAs 2019!

Alyson Stoner Found Out About Her Missy Elliot 'Work It' Performance One Day Before the VMAs!

Alyson Stoner had almost no time to rehearse before her epic performance with Missy Elliot at the 2019 MTV VMAs!

The 26-year-old entertainer revealed that she was asked to be a part of the show just a day before it took place!

Alyson took to her Twitter to share the details about the performance, where she recreated her exact routine from the “Work It” music video from 17 years ago.

“Let’s talk quick facts.. HiHat hit me up a day before to jump in, said ‘do your thing’ and then it was showtime. 😅😳🙏🏽💁🏻‍♀️ But those grooves don’t leave your system. ❤️,” Alyson wrote.

She later added a shout out to Missy, writing, “Love you. Forever grateful. Thankful for your warmth, diligence, spirit. It’s the greatest honor to celebrate you with the world. Still geekin!!! ❤️❤️”

Check out Alyson’s whole routine, starting at the 3:29 mark…

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Cardi B & Lizzo Live It Up at Missy Elliott's MTV VMAs 2019 After Party!

Missy Elliott happily strikes a pose with Lizzo while her 2019 MTV Video Music Awards after party held on Monday (August 26) in New York City.

The 48-year-old music icon and the 31-year-old “Truth Hurts” hit-maker were joined at the event by Cardi B, Adriana Lima, Lil Kim, Queen Latifah, Regina King, Winnie Harlow, Naturi Naughton, Ice T and his wife Coco Austin.

At the after party, guests enjoyed specialty Courvoisier Cognac cocktails throughout the evening.

Missy Elliott performed a medley of her hits, including “Get Your Freak On,” “Work It,” “Pass That Dutch” and “Lose Control,” before accepting the Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Watch it here.

FYI: Cardi is wearing a Fashion Nova dress. Lizzo is wearing a Miscreants dress.

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MTV VMAs: These 19 Artists Have Shockingly Still Never Won!

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards took place last night and several stars won their very first moonman, but there are still plenty of huge stars who have NEVER won one!

Can you believe that Mariah Carey has five Grammys, 15 Billboard Music Awards, and 10 American Music Awards, but no VMAs?!

Adele and Sam Smith are both Oscar AND Grammy winners, but have never picked up a moonman at the MTV awards show.

It’s important to note that we’re counting awards that the artists themselves are eligible for. While Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” video has actually won some VMAs, they were in the creative categories and the awards went to the people who did those jobs like Art Direction and Cinematography.

We’ve gathered 19 stars, including two who were nominated this year, who have surprisingly never won at the show.

Click through the slideshow to see who has shockingly never won an MTV VMA…

10 Must-See Moments From the MTV VMAs 2019!

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards just aired on Monday night (August 25) live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey – and there were so many major moments!

From massive stage spectaculars to a hilarious brief mix-up during an acceptance speech involving John Travolta and a drag queen to a high-profile romance on display at the VMAs after-party, there was no shortage of thrills surrounding the star-studded show.

See all the big moments by clicking through the slideshow, and click here to find out who took home a Moonman with the full winners list.

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