The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It peaked at number three in the European Hot 100, the second highest peak for an American Idol contestant, second to Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You" which peaked at number one in 2006.
It is Sparks' best-selling and highest-peaking single in the U.S. to date. The single is also Chris Brown's best-selling single worldwide.
"No Air" is the song with the most paid downloads by an American Idol contestant, selling 3,516,189 digital copies worldwide.