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GRAMMY SALES SPIKES

To the Victors Go the Spoils
Whoever wins the Best Album Grammy this year—U2, India.Arie, Bob Dylan, OutKast or the O Brother Where Art Thou? ST—is guaranteed a payoff on the charts as well. There’s no doubt that big Grammy wins equal big sales wins, witness Bonnie Raitt riding a Best Album win for Nick of Time in 1990 right to the #1 slot. Here’s a rundown of sales jumps following Grammy wins:

• 2001: Steely Dan took home the Best Album gramophone statue, and the following week Two Against Nature jumped 800%. After U2 won for Song and Record of the Year, sales of All That You Can’t Leave Behind nearly doubled. Best New Artist Shelby Lynne saw sales for her I am Shelby Lynne more than triple.

• 2000: Santana wins Album, Song, Record categories; Supernatural sells nearly 600k the following week.

• 1999: Lauryn Hill wins Best New Artist and Best Album; sales of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill double.

• 1998: Bob Dylan takes home Best New Album; sales for Time Out of Mind quadruple.

• 1997: LeAnn Rimes gets Best New Artist award; Blue spikes nearly 50%. Celine Dion takes Best Album with Falling Into You; sales also jump nearly 50%.

• 1996: Seal’s "A Kiss From a Rose" takes both Song and Record trophies; sales for his second self-titled disc more than double. Best New Artist Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill CD sells 150k the week before, 240k the week after.

• 1995: Sheryl Crow wins Best New Artist and Record of the Year for "All I Wanna Do"; sales of Tuesday Night Music Club climb 60%. Tony Bennett snags Album of the Year for his Unplugged; sales quintuple. OK, they only went from 4k to 20k, but still…

• 1994: The Bodyguard ST, featuring Whitney Houston’s Record of the Year-winning version of "I Will Always Love You," wins the Album category; sales jump nearly 60%.

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