More GRAMMY Awards Sales Bumps

More GRAMMY Awards Sales Bumps
Following yesterday's news on GRAMMY winner Adele, the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards helped drive sales for more performers and winners, including the Civil Wars, whose GRAMMY-winning Barton Hollow rose to No. 41 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 13,000, up 195 percent, according to Billboard.biz. The 2012 GRAMMY Nominees album dropped from No. 4 to No. 8, but jumped 50 percent in sales to 51,000 units. Other GRAMMY performers experiencing sales increases include David Guetta (up 124 percent), Bon Iver and Coldplay (up 105 percent), Bruno Mars (up 79 percent), Blake Shelton (up 72 percent), Jason Aldean and the Band Perry (up 60 percent), Kelly Clarkson (up 51 percent), Maroon 5 (up 47 percent), and Taylor Swift (up 41 percent). Overall album sales this week totaled 6.83 million units, up 17 percent from last week, and up 6 percent compared to the same point in 2011. The sales week only ran through GRAMMY Sunday. A full post-GRAMMY Awards sales report is expected next week. (2/16)

ASCAP To Honor Carly Simon
GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Carly Simon will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award, which honors influential songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music, at the 29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 19 in Los Angeles. Past recipients include Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and Neil Young, among others. (2/16)

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