Weekly Register: Early Grammys Sales Bump

Miranda Lambert performs "Little Red Wagon" during the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Photo: Grammy.com

Miranda Lambert performs “Little Red Wagon” during the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Photo: Grammy.com

Soundscan’s sales week closed at midnight on Sunday (Feb. 8) following the Grammy Awards, but in that short window a few artists who performed on the show experienced sales bumps. Country queen Miranda Lambert offered her feisty “Little Red Wagon,” which rode in with a 100% gain, selling 15K tracks and pulling in a 65% album increase (6.1K). Fellow performers seeing album boosts include Eric Church (up 55% with 6.8K) and Brandy Clark (275% with 1.6K). A bigger impact is expected in next week’s numbers.

On the country charts, Sam Hunt is still dominating at No. 1 on the tracks list with “Take Your Time” (47K), and No. 1 on the albums list (15K TW to cross the 300K mark).

Taylor Swift, who did not perform on the Grammys telecast, remains in the No. 1 spot on the Top 200 this week.

Nashville indie turned Warner Bros. signee Sturgill Simpson took his turtles all the way down—or should we say up—to swim over the 100K album threshold this week.

Top 5 Country Albums TW
Sam Hunt, 15K
Jason Aldean, 10K
Carrie Underwood, 8.6K
Florida Georgia Line, 7.8K
Eric Church, 6.8K

Thomas Rhett’s “When I Was Your Man” is the top country track debut, coming in at No. 2 with 28K downloads, and securing T. Rhett’s second single in the top 5.

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are still funking it up with the No. 1 overall track, as their “Uptown Funk” moved 319K TW and 3.5 million RTD.

Top 5 Country Tracks TW
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” 47K
Thomas Rhett, “When I Was Your Man” 28K
Blake Shelton ft. Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight” 28K
Thomas Rhett, “Make Me Wanna” 26K
Luke Bryan, “I See You” 24K

Year To Date
Country digital album sales are up +10.7% YTD, while total country album sales are flat at 0%. YTD all-genre album sales are down -1.7% and overall digital albums are down -1.5%.

YTD overall track sales are down -12.1% and country tracks are down -18.9%.


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