Almost every country act that performed or appeared on the recent Grammy awards show experienced a slight or substantial increase in sales the following week.
Own the Night sold 36,566 copies last week — compared to 24,917 the week before, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which monitors music sales.
Taylor Swift saw her Speak Now vault from 12,815 to 20,464 in its 69th week out. Better still, that increase took sales of her album past the 4 million mark, specifically to 4,004,597.
OK. Back to normal business.
This week’s charts are graced by two new albums and three new songs.
Gene Watson’s Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits scores the highest album debut, arriving at No. 64. Playlist: The Very Best of Gretchen Wilson squeezes in at No. 75. Randy Travis’ Anniversary Celebration: 25 returns to the list at No. 69.
Songwise, the newbies are DJ Miller’s “Between Sundays” (No. 58), Easton Corbin’s “Lovin’ You Is Fun” (No. 59) and The Band Perry’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” (No. 60).