Brits artists see massive album sales rise

Arctic Monkeys, The Gossip and Kate Nash all benefit

Artists who performed or won awards at the Brit Awards this week (February 20) experienced massive rises in sales yesterday (Feb 21).

Arctic Monkeys’ double award win and Beth Ditto’s duet with Mika saw sales of ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ and The Gossip’s ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’ rise by 151 percent and 150 percent respectively.

Paul McCartney was the biggest beneficiary of the awards, seeing sales of his recent ‘Memory Almost Full’ album increase by a massive 515 per cent.

Sales of Mark Ronson’s ‘Version’ increased by 271 per cent, while Kylie’s ‘X’ album saw a 242 per cent sales increase.

HMV spokesperson Gennaro Castaldo explained: “The impact of the Brits on artist profiles and album sales is becoming more pronounced each year.”

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