Billboard's Gary Trust may have put it best: "How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a pay phone sets a digital download record." "Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa sold 493K copies this week, which is more than any other song by a group or duo has sold in any one week in digital history. The old mark was set by the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow," which sold 465K copies in its first week in April 2009.
Only two other songs in digital history have sold as many copies in their debut weeks. Flo Rida's "Right Round" sold 636K copies in its first week in February 2009. Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" sold 521K in its first week just three weeks ago.Read More »from Week Ending April 22, 2012: A Record For Maroon 5