Downloads Of Nickelback’s “Photograph” Surge 569 Percent After Trump Tweets

Nickelback trending because of Trump The much-maligned band Nickelback has apparently gained some fans after Donald Trump used an altered video clip from their music video “Photograph” in a...

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Nickelback trending because of Trump

The much-maligned band Nickelback has apparently gained some fans after Donald Trump used an altered video clip from their music video “Photograph” in a tweet. In Trump’s October 2nd tweet, the band’s lead singer, Chad Kroeger, is seen holding a photograph of former Vice President Joe Biden and an unnamed “Ukrainian executive.”

Trump is in hot water after he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine. Because Biden is running for president in 2020, the request was widely seen as Trump asking a foreign power to investigate a political rival. House Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry as a result.

Nickelback filed a copyright complaint against Trump. But the band appears to be getting the last laugh.

“No one downloaded ‘Photograph’ during the four days before Trump’s tweet,” The Washington Post reported. “When the president tweeted the meme Wednesday, the song was downloaded 200 times that day and 300 times on Thursday, according to data from Nielsen Music, which tracks online sales. (For some reason, it was also downloaded 100 times on Sept. 27.)”

Nickelback has not publicly commented on Trump or the impeachment inquiry. However, the band’s official Twitter account did “like” a tweet on October 3rd that said, “not my president and not theirs either.”

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