The contents of the top ten remain unchanged, while former two-time chart-topper Lianne La Havas moves into the top twenty with “Unstoppable.” New Warner Bros. signing PHASES scores the highest entry with debut single “I’m In Love With My Life,” along with another debut, “Cooler,” further down the list. Allen Stone is the greatest gainer, reaching #51 with “Freedom” ahead of additional debuts that include new singles from Maroon 5, Tori Kelly, and American Authors. New cuts from Adam Lambert, Rachel Platten, and Kendrick Lamar also log their first week, along with American Idol coronation songs from winner Nick Fradiani and runner-up Clark Beckham.

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The GRAMMY Awards are often described as Music’s Biggest Night. While the awards ceremony typically lives up to the moniker with star-studded performances and gramophone trophies for hundreds of artists across many genres each year, iTunes charts also show how music sales are impacted, providing the year’s first prominent sales increase following the post-Christmas bump fueled by gift card redemptions. Many of the songs featured during the 56th GRAMMY Awards broadcast on January 26 received significant jumps on the iTunes song chart throughout and following the show, and numerous songs heard in its music-centric commercials felt the benefit of exposure as well. The statistics below reflect positions on the US iTunes chart of about 1500 songs, tracked from the beginning of the broadcast in the Eastern time zone at 8:00pm to the end of the Western time zone broadcast at 2:40am Eastern. Continue reading “iTunes sales surge for Daft Punk, John Legend, and more following the 56th GRAMMY Awards”