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Grammy Awards Create Impact On Billboard Charts
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.29.2014



Billboard reports that even though the tracking week ended on Sunday night, the same day that the Grammy Awards aired, there is still some impact from the ceremony on the Billboard charts. As we previously reported, this includes the Grammy Nominees 2014 album, which debuted at #2 with 59,000 copies sold. Meanwhile, the top-selling song performed at the ceremony is Katy Perry's "Dark Horse", featuring Juicy J, which is #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. It sold 294,000 downloads, up 12% from last week.

13 albums in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 had gains that are tied to the Grammy Awards. These include Lorde's Pure Heroine, which climbed 7-5 with 37,000, up 19% and Katy Perry's Prism, which stayed at #9 with 25,000 (up 11%). Lorde won two awards for "Royals" (song of the year and best pop solo performance) while Perry performed "Dark Horse" with Juicy J as the fourth song of the night.

Other chart gainers include winner and performer Imagine Dragons' Night Visions (10-11 with 24,000; up 16%), performer and multiple winner Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist (24-14 with 18,000; up 38%) and winner and presenter Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox (27-18 with 15,000; up 44%).

Kacey Musgraves has the highest gain on the chart with Same Trailer Different Park, which climbed 81-28 with 10,000 sold (up 147%). Taylor Swift's Red is up 84-36 with 8,000 sold (up 105%) after she performed "All To Well" at the ceremony. The song is up from 1,000 downloads to 18,000, a 3,280% increase.

Daft Punk, who won several awards and also performed, is up 83-39 with Random Access Memories, which sold 8,000 (up 91%). The lead single, "Get Lucky" (ft. Pharrell Williams), re-enters Digital Songs with 50,000 sold (up 206%) at #36.

Other Grammy gainers on the Digital songs chart include Lorde's "Royals" (14-13 with 102,000; up 17%), John Legend's "All Of Me" (44-15 with 86,000; up 110%), Beyonce's "Drunk In Love," featuring Jay Z (22-18 with 78,000; up 10%), Sara Bareilles' "Brave" (33-20 with 76,000; up 41%), Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" (46-29 with 61,000; up 58%), Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell (49-37 with 50,000; up 34%) and P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring Nate Ruess (re-entering at #42 with 42,000; up 122%). All of the songs were performed at the ceremony.

Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" was also helped by a new remix with Kendrick Lamar, which was released on Sunday night. The two performed a mash-up of "Radioactive" and "m.A.A.d city". The remix makes up 13% of the song's sales.





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