Grammy bump is showing for Plant/Krauss, others
EmptyA 67-notch jump is commonplace on the singles chart these digital days, but it generally only happens on the Billboard 200 during one week of the year.
This year's recipient of the biggest post-Grammys bump is "Raising Sand," the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss collaboration that earned a leading five trophies Feb. 8, including album of the year. The record saw a 715% sales gain to equal its chart peak; it debuted at No. 2 in late 2007.
Last year's surprise album of the year winner, Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters," nearly equaled its six-month sales tally during the week after the Grammys.
Meanwhile, Grammy performer Taylor Swift's "Fearless" sees a 44% sales boost to move back to the top spot for a ninth week, equaling Usher's 2004 monster "Confessions." The last disc to spend more time on top was Santana's "Supernatural," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 in 1999-2000.
Two other Grammy performers and winners, Coldplay and Adele, hit the top 10 this week, the latter earning a new chart peak.
India.Arie scores the week's biggest debut with her fourth album. Lily Allen is close behind with her sophomore set, and the third disc from Bobby Valentino also bows in the top 10. (partialdiff)