"GRAMMY Effect" Spikes Sales

"GRAMMY Effect" Spikes Sales
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards helped drive album sales this week for several GRAMMY performers, including Best New Artist nominees Mumford & Sons, whose Sigh No More holds the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 with sales of 133,000 units, up 169 percent, according to a Billboard report. The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album jumped to No. 7 with 56,000 units sold, a 67 percent increase. Other GRAMMY performers experiencing sales increases include Esperanza Spalding (up 476 percent), Arcade Fire (up 238 percent), Lady Antebellum (up 205 percent), Eminem (up 60 percent), and Bruno Mars (up 55 percent). GRAMMY nominee and performer Justin Bieber's Never Say Never: The Remixes debuts at No. 1 with 161,000 units sold, marking the first time an artist has had four albums in the Top 40 since Garth Brooks in 1993. Overall album sales this week totaled 7.2 million units, up 12 percent from last week, and up 10 percent compared to the same point in 2010. (2/23)

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