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Grammy Gains on the Charts: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, ‘Hamilton’ & More


A host of Grammy winners and performers scale the Billboard 200 & other tallies.

Per annual tradition, a post-Grammy Awards glow envelops winners and performers on Billboard charts.

Here’s a recap of increases made by many of the awards recipients and notable performers (as well one late legend, David Bowie, who received a tribute) at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, broadcast live on CBS Feb. 15.

Billboard’s Complete Grammy Awards Coverage

(Acts are listed in order of their top-ranked titles on the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, dated March 5, which reflects the sales week ending Feb. 18.)


Following her performance of 25 ballad “All I Ask” (marred, unfortunately by technical glitches), the set rises 2-1 on the Billboard 200 with 151,000 equivalent album units earned, up 25 percent, in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. “Ask” vaults by 526 percent to 46,000 downloads sold (up from 7,000 the prior week) and re-enters the Digital Songs chart at No. 18.

Justin Bieber

Fellow Grammy performer Bieber’s Purpose climbs 5-2 on the Billboard 200 with 84,000 units, up 15 percent. He sang a medley of “Love Yourself” and “Where Are U Now” (with Diplo and Skrillex), the latter of which won the best dance recording Grammy.

Chris Stapleton

Stapleton picked up two Grammys: best country album for Traveller and best country solo performance for the set’s title song. The 37-year-old overnight sensation also showed the world his guitar proficiency, trading jams with Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr. during a tribute to the late B.B. King on “The Thrill is Gone.” On the Billboard 200, Traveller journeys 11-5 (60,000 units, up 58 percent).

The Weeknd

A performance and two Grammy Award wins help send Beauty Behind the Madness 12-6 on the Billboard 200 (51,000 units, up 38 percent). The Weeknd sang a medley of “Can’t Feel My Face” and “In the Night” (the latter reimagined as an intimate ballad) on the telecast, and the songs surge by 131 percent (to 30,000 sold) and 61 percent (to 35,000), respectively.

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