"Disturbia" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number eighteen on June 26, 2008, becoming Rihanna's sixth top-twenty from Good Girl Gone Bad. In the issue dated August 14, 2008 the song topped the chart, selling 148,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan and replaced Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" after seven weeks reign. "Disturbia" became Rihanna's fourth number-one song on the chart only after "SOS", "Umbrella" and "Take a Bow", and tied her with Beyoncé and Mariah Carey for most number-one singles of the decade. The single topped the chart for two consecutive weeks. For the Billboard issue dated September 13, 2008, "Disturbia" also topped both the Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay charts. The song also peaked at number one on the US Billboard Pop Songs, becoming her third number one on the chart, after "Unfaithful" and "Take a Bow". By December 19, 2008, "Disturbia" had been certified triple-platinum for shipping over 3,000,000 digital sales by the RIAA. As of August 2011, the song has sold over 4,240,000 digital units in the US alone. The song was also successful in Canada, where it peaked at number two on the Canadian Hot 100 and stayed there for five weeks.
In the United Kingdom, after the release of Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, "Disturbia" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number forty-seven due to strong digital sales. After the release of the music video, the song re-entered the chart at number forty-seven and ended up peaking at number three, from digital only sales giving Rihanna her eighth British top ten single. It spent eleven weeks in the top-ten on the UK Singles Chart and has sold more than 430,000 copies in the United Kingdom alone. "Disturbia" also became Rihanna's third longest charting single in the UK where it has spent 36 weeks in the Top 100, only being passed by two extra weeks from "Don't Stop the Music" and her massive hit "Umbrella" which spent 38 and 71 weeks respectively.
Elsewhere in Europe, "Disturbia" managed to reach the top ten in fifteen other countries. The song debuted on number three in France and stayed there for one week. Disturbia stayed on the French Singles Chart for 36 weeks, becoming Rihanna's second longest charting single on it, only after "Only Girl (In the World). The single was more successful in Belgium (Flanders) where it peaked at number one and managed to peak at number four in Belgium (Wallonia). It was later certified Gold by the Belgian Entertainment Association for selling over 10,000 copies. In Spain, "Disturbia" reached a peak of ten and was also certified Gold by the Productores de Música de España. The song managed to reach number two in Finland, number three in Norway, number four in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland, number five in Germany, number seven in Slovakia and number ten in Czech Republic, and Netherlands. The song reached number-one in Romania, becoming her second chart topper from the same album. It also reached number one in New Zealand, becoming Rihanna's third number one single, and her first since "Umbrella". On August 23, 2009 "Disturbia" was certified Platinum, for selling over 15,000 copies. In Australia, it managed to reach number six. It was certified Gold on the downloads alone, before the physical release several weeks later, when it was subsequently certified Platinum.
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