Blur’s album sales increase 28-fold after Brit Awards show

Adele and Ed Sheeran also get big sales spikes after last night's (February 21) event

Blur have enjoyed a massive surge in sales of their back catalogue after their performance at the Brit Awards last night (February 21).

The band, who were honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena, have seen sales of their albums go up by 2,700% as a result. They performed five songs at the end of the ceremony.

Adele, who took home two awards at the ceremony, has also seen sales of her albums ’19’ and ’21’ increase by 166%. Ed Sheeran, who also won two awards, has seen sales of his material shoot up by a whopping 796% after the awards, according to Amazon.

Others winners last night included Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Foo Fighters.

The full list of winners was as follows:

British Female Solo Artist

International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars

British Single
One Direction – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’

International Female Solo Artist

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran

British Group

International Group
Foo Fighters

British Breakthrough Act
Ed Sheeran

International Breakthrough Act
Lana Del Rey

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Adele – ’21’

Critics’ Choice Award
Emeli Sande

British Producer
Paul Epworth

Outstanding Contribution To Music

To read an exclusive interview with Blur, where they discuss the possibility of recording a new album and their plans beyond this summer, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.