Sales: Grammy Bump 2010

GrammyChuck D said it best: Who gives a fuck about a goddamn Grammy? (“Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic”). Well, apparently a bunch of American album buyers care, because every year sales get a bump from the tired award show telecast. And more people watched this year than they have in a while: “The Grammy Awards hit a high note in the Nielsen ratings, with 25.8 million viewers — the most for the show since 2004 and up 35% compared to last year’s broadcast.” Bread and circuses…

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Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200:

1. Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now” – 209,000 (down 57%)

2. Lil Wayne – “Rebirth” – 176,000 (debut)

3. Nick Jonas & the Administration – “Who I Am” – 82,000 (debut)

4. Lady Gaga – “The Fame” – 79,000 (up 17%)

5. “2010 Grammy Nominees” – 71,000 (up 55%)

6. Black Eyed Peas – “The E.N.D.” – 70,000 (up 76%)

7. Taylor Swift – “Fearless” – 53,000 (up 58%)

8. Rob Zombie – “Hellbilly Deluxe 2” – 49,000

9. Susan Boyle – “I Dreamed a Dream” – 46,000 (down 21%)

10. Zac Brown Band – “The Foundation” – 40,000 (up 82%)


Further down:

12. Lady Gaga – “Fame Monster” EP – 34,000 (up 8%)

14. BeyoncĂ© -h “I Am … Sasha Fierce” – 32,000 (up 101%)

15. Pink – “Funhouse” – 31,000 (up 234%)

18. Carrie Underwood- “Play On” – 30,000 (up 65%)

24. Kings of Leon – “Only by the Night” – 24,000 (up 66%)

47. Dave Matthews Band – “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” – 13,000 (up 114%)

Additional sales data via MTV.

One thought on “Sales: Grammy Bump 2010”

  1. It’s quite interesting that even with continuously diminishing sales, the Grammys telecast can still boost music retail numbers.

    …more people watched this year than they have in a while…

    I wasn’t one of those folks but from what I’ve heard/read, the viewers picked the wrong year to watch the Grammys.

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