September 7, 2011 11:19

PJ Harvey sees 1,190 per cent rise in album sales since Mercury Prize win

'Let England Shake' is now at Number Two in the Amazon.co.uk chart

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PJ Harvey's 'Let England Shake' has seen a dramatic rise in sales since it was crowned the winner of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize last night (September 6) in London.

Online retailer Amazon saw a 1,190 per cent increase in sales for the album, which is PJ Harvey's second to collect the award, following 2001's 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea'.

'Let England Shake' is now sitting at Number Two on the Amazon.co.uk chart, behind fellow nominee, Adele and her second album '21'. Harvey praised Adele's singing voice after winning the award and also admitted that she was now a fan of Everything Everything after seeing them perform at the ceremony.

Paul Firth, head of music buying at Amazon said:

The Mercury Prize is an important award for any artist, new or established, and always has an immediate effect on sales. It will be interesting to see whether PJ Harvey will surpass Adele at the very top of the charts over the coming days.



Read NME's review of 'Let England Shake' and scroll down to watch an exclusive interview in which she discusses her remarkable album.

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