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Record sales double for Grammy performers, young and old

Published on Feb 16, 2013 11:30 AM
Gotye poses with his trophies in the press room at the Staples Center during the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Feb 10, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Grammy performers did not go home with just trophies last weekend. Winning bands like indie-pop trio FUN. and British folk band Mumford & Sons saw sales of their singles and albums more than double after appearing on the music industry honours show.

Sales figures released on Friday by Nielsen showed a 182 per cent increase in sales of FUN.'s hit single We Are Young following their Song of the Year and Best New Artist Grammy victories on Sunday.

Album of the Year winner's Mumford & Sons saw sales of its I Will Wait single shoot up 116 per cent, while Australian artist Gotye's Making Mirrors album from 2011 increased 124 per cent from the week before the annual music telecast.

Rising R&B star Frank Ocean, who took home two Grammys, saw sales of his album Channel Orange climb 140 per cent.

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