Nielsen Music reports that the song sold 2,000 downloads on Jan. 10. That’s a surge from the song’s inconsequential figure from the day before.
On Jan. 9, Gaga broke her silence, days after the series finale of Lifetime's docu-series Surviving R. Kelly. In a note posted on Twitter, Gaga apologized and said she would be removing “Do What U What” from streaming platforms, explaining that she was at a “dark time” in her life when she went through with the collaboration.
However, the song’s surge in sales will be brief: The Kelly collaboration had been removed from the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and Spotify.
“Do What U Want” was the second single released from Gaga’s 2013 studio album ARTPOP. The song peaked at No. 13 on the Hot 100 and No. 7 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.