What a difference a week, and a couple of Grammy Awards, makes. Following their wins at Sunday night's 55th annual Grammys, a number of the night's honored artists and performers enjoyed an immediate sales bump on the iTunes charts.
Among the biggest gainers were the two-time nominees the Lumineers, whose breakthrough song, "Ho Hey," jumped up from #5 to #1 on the iTunes singles chart as of Monday morning (February 11). (iTunes was unable to provide data for the morning before the Grammys in order to compare the acts' overnight movement.)
[article id="1701730"]Album of the Year winners Mumford & Sons[/article] charged back into the top 10 with "I Will Wait," which was lodged at #3. Another gainer was Justin Timberlake, whose comeback single, "Suit & Tie," moved six to #4 after his [article id="1701709"]electrifying performance[/article] on the broadcast.
Rihanna, who also [article id="1701717"]played on the show,[/article] skipped up to #5 with her ballad "Stay," followed by Fun., who won [article id="1701721"]Best New Artist[/article] and Song of the Year for "We Are Young." Their latest single, "Carry On," which they played in the midst of a [article id="1701705"]driving rainstorm[/article] on the show, also slid into the top 10, lodging at #6.
The iTunes album chart was a virtual Grammys takeover, as Fun rocketed to #1 after not even showing up in the top 10 the week before. They were followed by the deluxe edition of Mumford's Babel (#10 last week), as well as the regular version at #3, pre-orders for Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience (due out March 19), The Lumineers' self-titled album (#4 last week), the Black Key's El Camino and Alabama Shakes' Boys & Girls at #8.
Among other performers who enjoyed a singles sales uptick: Maroon 5 ("Daylight" was up two spots to #7) and Ed Sheeran, whose "The A Team" landed at #12. Even if they didn't make it into the top 10, plenty of other Grammy acts crowded the top 40 iTunes singles chart.
Among them: Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble" (#13), Alicia Keys, "Girl On Fire" (#14), Black Keys, "Lonely Boy" (#15), Hunter Hayes, "Wanted" (#16), Fun. "Some Nights" (#17), Drake's new single, "Started From the Bottom" (#20), Gotye "Somebody That I Used to Know" (#22), Justin Timberlake's post-Grammys single, [article id="1701735"] "Mirrors"[/article] (#23), Miguel's, "Adorn" (#24), Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away" (#26) and "Two Black Cadillacs" (#38) and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" (#28) and "Catch My Breath" (#33).