Nickelback sees spike in online music streams after Trump tweet
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Nickelback saw a dramatic surge in streaming of its music after a since-removed tweet by President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE incorporating its 2005 song “Photograph,” according to USA Today.

The song saw an increase of nearly 40 percent between Oct. 2., the day of the Trump tweet, and Oct. 3, according to USA Today, citing data from Nielsen. Digital downloads also increased about 569 percent during the same period, although this only represents 1,000 downloads, according to the newspaper.


The tweet by Trump edited the band’s video for the song to incorporate a photograph of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' MORE and his son Hunter with a Ukrainian gas company executive that has made the rounds in conservative media, intercut with a clip of the elder Biden saying “I’ve never spoken to my son about his business dealings.”

Trump’s baseless allegations that Biden improperly had a Ukrainian prosecutor removed to prevent him from investigating a company on whose board his son sat gave rise to a July call between him and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate the Bidens.

The band reported the tweet for a copyright violation, leading to the video's removal the next day.