Roughly a week after Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent broke Nielsen SoundScan’s record for opening week download sales, Flo Rida has broken the record yet again with his single, “Right Round.” The Miami-based rapper has sold over 636,000 digital downloads of his latest single, beating the Aftermath trio’s mark of 467,000.
Record-setting digital sales of his material is familiar territory for Flo Rida, after seeing his 2008 single, “Low” become the highest-selling digital single of all time, with sales upwards of 4 million copies [click to read]. “Right Round” will be included on Flo Rida’s sophomore effort, R.O.O.T.S. Much like Fergie, whose digital sales record for “Fergalicious” was eclipsed with the meteoric rise of “Low,” at least one more of Flo’s singles will enjoy a healthy promotional push from MySpace, MTV and his label, Atlantic Records.
The trend of artists breaking each other’s digital sales records will likely continue, as digital downloads continue to outpace physical sales. Reuters reports that over 1 billion songs were legally downloaded in 2008.