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Wednesday
Feb052014

Grammy Bumps for Everyone from Daft Punk to Madonna; Huge Super Bowl Bump for Bruno 

Bret Hartman/CBS Now that it's been more than a week since the Grammys, the full effect of "Music's Biggest Night" are being seen on the Billboard album chart.  Seven out of the top 10 albums are pretty much all there, thanks to the Grammys and, in the case of Bruno Mars, the Super Bowl.

Let's start with a 300% sales increase for Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which was named Album of the Year at the Grammys.  The disc, which had fallen to #39, has now shot up to #10.  Lorde's Pure Heroine, which features her Grammy-winning hit "Royals," moves from #5 to #2 on an 86% sales increase.

Imagine Dragons' disc Night Visions jumps from #11 to #8 with a 65% sales increase.  They had some extra exposure: after they performed on the Grammys and won a trophy -- off camera -- they then appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Katy Perry's album PRISM gets a 22% sales increase.  Although she didn't win, she was nominated for two Grammys and performed on the show.

As for Bruno, his album Unorthodox Jukebox jumps from #18 to #7 on a 180% sales increase, greater than previously thought.  Even more impressive: thanks to the Super Bowl, his debut album, Doo-Wops and Hooligans, leaps from #82 to #19 on the chart on a 303% sales gain.

Strangely, Beyonce's self-titled album only experienced a 1% sales gain, though everyone raved about her Grammy opening performance of "Drunk In Love."  The song itself, however, increased sales by 94%.

Outside the top 10, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who were among the big winners at the Grammys and had a memorable performance to boot, see their album The Heist jump from #14 to #11, on a 62% sales increase.

Meanwhile, brief appearances on the Grammys by both Madonna and Stevie Wonder resulted in chart re-entries for, respectively, their albums The Immaculate Collection and Songs in the Key of Life. 

Stevie's album experienced an increase of 1,037%, because he performed a brief snippet of one of the disc's songs, "Another Star," while he was playing with Daft Punk.  As for Madonna, her best-of experiences a 494% increase, because she sang her hit "Open Your Heart" onstage during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' set.  Also contributing to those albums' increased sales is the fact that they were marked down to 99 cents for a limited time at the Google Play store last week.

Yet despite all these sales increases thanks to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, the #1 album in the country has nothing to do with either of those two things.  It's the soundtrack to the Disney film Frozen, which has now spent four non-consecutive weeks at #1. No movie soundtrack has topped the chart for that many weeks since 2003, when the soundtrack to Bad Boys II ruled for four weeks.

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