Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Bastille and Rudimental’s album sales double following Brit Awards

The ceremony took place last night at London's O2 Arena

Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Bastille and Rudimental all saw sales of their Brit Award nominated albums double overnight, following yesterday evening’s ceremony (February 19).

The Official Charts Company reports that Disclosure had the biggest surge of all, with sales of ‘Settle’ increasing by 138 per cent. Sales of Rudimental’s ‘Home’ went up by 130 per cent, Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ by 132 per cent and Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ by 115 per cent. Sales of Best British Male winner David Bowie‘s album ‘The Next Day’ also went up by 107 per cent.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot commented: “The Brits is one of the biggest music talking points of the year – and is again proving its power in influencing sales too. It is great that so many excellent new British acts are seeing the benefit this year. Double congratulations to Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure and Basti-mental!”

UK TV Ratings reports that this year’s ceremony was watched by 4.56 million people. This figure incorporates an additional 359k viewers who tuned in on ITV+1 and comes following last year’s ten year high of 6.5 million viewers, the award show’s best ratings since 2003.

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The Brit Awards 2014 winners are as follows:

Best British Group
Arctic Monkeys

Best British Album
Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’

Best British Single
Rudimental – ‘Waiting All Night’

Best British Female
Ellie Goulding

Best British Male
David Bowie

British Breakthrough

Best International Group
Daft Punk

Best International Male
Bruno Mars

Best International Female