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Grammy Bumps for Everyone from Daft Punk to Madonna; Huge Super Bowl Bump for Bruno

Image courtesy of Bret Hartman/CBS (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Bret Hartman/CBS (via ABC News Radio)

Now that it's been more than a week since the Grammys, the full effect of "Music's Biggest Night" are being seen on the Billboard album chart .  Seven out of the top 10 albums are pretty much all there, thanks to the Grammys and, in the case of Bruno Mars , the Super Bowl.

Let's start with a 300% sales increase for Daft Punk's Random Access Memories , which was named Album of the Year at the Grammys.  The disc, which had fallen to #39, has now shot up to #10.  Lorde's Pure Heroine, which features her Grammy-winning hit "Royals," moves from #5 to #2 on an 86% sales increase.

Imagine Dragons' disc Night Visions jumps from #11 to #8 with a 65% sales increase.  They had some extra exposure: after they performed on the Grammys and won a trophy -- off camera -- they then appeared on Saturday Night Live .

Katy Perry's album PRISM gets a 22% sales increase.  Although she didn't win, she was nominated for two Grammys and performed on the show.

As for Bruno, his album Unorthodox Jukebox jumps from #18 to #7 on a 180% sales increase, greater than previously thought.  Even more impressive: thanks to the Super Bowl, his debut album, Doo-Wops and Hooligans , leaps from #82 to #19 on the chart on a 303% sales gain.

Strangely, Beyonce's self-titled album only experienced a 1% sales gain, though everyone raved about her Grammy opening performance of "Drunk In Love."  The song itself, however, increased sales by 94%.

Outside the top 10, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who were among the big winners at the Grammys and had a memorable performance to boot, see their album The Heist jump from #14 to #11, on a 62% sales increase.

Meanwhile, brief appearances on the Grammys by both Madonna and Stevie Wonder resulted in chart re-entries for, respectively, their albums The Immaculate Collection and Songs in the Key of Life.  

Stevie's album experienced an increase of 1,037%, because he performed a brief snippet of one of the disc's songs, "Another Star," while he was playing with Daft Punk.  As for Madonna, her best-of experiences a 494% increase, because she sang her hit "Open Your Heart" onstage during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' set.  Also contributing to those albums' increased sales is the fact that they were marked down to 99 cents for a limited time at the Google Play store last week.

Yet despite all these sales increases thanks to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, the #1 album in the country has nothing to do with either of those two things.  It's the soundtrack to the Disney film Frozen, which has now spent four non-consecutive weeks at #1. No movie soundtrack has topped the chart for that many weeks since 2003, when the soundtrack to Bad Boys II ruled for four weeks.

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