We won’t see a proper post-Grammy sales bump until next week’s Billboard Top 200 — this week’s chart only reflects sales data collected up to Sunday, the day of the show — but several of this year’s most-honored acts are represented in the new #2 album in the country: the 2014 Grammy Nominees compilation.
Grammy Nominees Can’t Thaw Frozen
The 2014 Grammy album — which features nominees like Daft Punk, Lorde, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — opened at #2, with sales of more than 59,000 copies, according the Nielsen SoundScan. That number wasn’t nearly enough to keep Disney’s Frozen soundtrack out of the top spot once again — it’s been #1 for three of the past four weeks, with only Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes standing in the way of a clean sweep — as the ’track sold another 97,000 copies this week, easily taking #1.
Beyoncé’s self-titled album is in at #3, with sales of 48,000 copies, followed by the week’s other big debut, A Great Big World’s Is There Anybody Out There, which, thanks to the success of single “Say Something,” sold more than 47,000 copies to open at #4. After that, there were some Grammy faves who reaped early benefits, including Lorde’s Royals (#5, with sales of more than 36,000 copies — a 19 percent increase over last week) and Katy Perry’s Prism (#9, with an 11-percent increase of sales).
The rest of the Top 10 is rounded out by Kidz Bop 25 at #6, with sales of more than 36,000 copies, Young The Giant’s Mind Over Matter at #7 (33,000 copies sold), Springsteen’s High Hopes at #8 and Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP2 at #10.
Sara Bareilles Is Back
Outside the Top 10, there were even more early indicators of the Grammy bump:
Imagine Dragons Night Visions posted a 16-percent sales increase (though they actually fell one spot on the chart, down to #11 this week), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist leaps to #14, after a 38-percent sales increase, Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox is up to #18, thanks to a 44-percent jump in sales, and Sara Bareilles’ The Blessed Unrest, which comes all the way up to #24 on the strength of a 92-percent sales increase.
Katy Perry’s ’Dark Horse’ Continues To Dominate Digital
The track extends its run at #1 on the chart (it’s also #1 on iTunes’ singles chart), selling 294,000 downloads … a 12-percent increase over the previous week. Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” makes the big leap to #2, selling 194,000 downloads, followed by Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated “Happy,” up to #3 with sales of 188,000 downloads. Aloe Blacc’s Beats-approved “The Man” remains at #4, with sales of 175,000, and Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” is down to #5, with sales of 169,000.
Fueled by their appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Bastille’s “Pompeii” rises to #6, with sales of 148,000 downloads, followed by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” at #7, Lorde’s “Team” at #8, OneRepublic’s “Stars” at #9 and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” (from “Frozen”) at #10.