Adele Gets Nice Billboard Chart Increase Due to Oscar Win
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.07.2013
Good news for Adele...
Billboard reports that Adele enjoyed a nice increase on the Billboard charts this week as the result of her Academy Awards win.
Adele's 21 album moved up four slots to the number ten spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with 27,000 copies sold and a gain of 17% for the week ending March 3. This is the album's first time back in the top 10 since November 3, 2012 when it ranked at number No. 9. The album is also nearly two years old.
Adele's Oscar performance was also her first live gig since in over a year. She last sang live during the BRIT Awards on February 21, 2012.
The song "Skyfall" went up 32-10 on the Digital Songs chart, selling 105,000 downloads (an 88% increase). Last week, after only one night of impact from the Oscars, the song sold 56,000 downloads (up 56%). On the Billboard Hot 100, Skyfall went up 61-33. This is the song's first time in the top 40 on the Hot 100 chart since December 8.
The soundtrack for Les Miserables gained a 59% increase and went up 35-16 on the Billboard 200 chart. The cast for the film sang "One Day More" on the Academy Awards broadcast. The song had gains of 153% with 11,000 downloads for the week. The best-selling track last week for the album was "I Dreamed a Dream" which sold 15,000 downloads (a 93% increase).
Also host Seth McFarlane's jazz album Music is Better Than Words returned to the list at No. 29 with 1,000 copies sold, a 46% gain compared to the previous week. It is the set's best sales week since Christmas 2011. The set also went up 16-5 on the Traditional Jazz Albums chart, the album's highest rank since November 12, 2011 when the set debuted.