Amazon shows what winning a big award will do for your album sales

Taylor Swift pinnacleHarrison McClary / Reuters

We all know that winning a big award at a show such as the CMAs will do wonders for your career, but Amazon has put the numbers together to show what winning an award will do for your album sales in just a 24-hour period of time. 

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Dubbed the biggest night in
country music, last night’s broadcast of the 47th Annual CMA Awards
recognized this year’s top performers. As expected, hosts Carrie Underwood and
Brad Paisley provided an entertaining evening filled with witty pop culture
banter and performances by country legends and newcomers
alike.

But how did the winners of
the night’s awards fare in terms of customer demand in CD purchases? Amazon.com
looked at each artist ranking on the Amazon’s Movers & Shakers List for
Music after the show ended*. Updated hourly, the Movers & Shakers list shows
the biggest gainers in sales rank over the past 24 hours.

Within the Top 20 Movers
& Shakers, 13 country artists make an appearance. Amazon’s big winners
include:

Pinnacle Award Winner:
Taylor
Swift

  • Taylor
    Swift’s album Fearless is the #8 bestselling album of all-time on
    Amazon.com
  • Her
    other albums on the top 100 albums of all-time list are Speak Now at #21
    and Red at #36
  • Taylor
    Swift has sold more albums than any other solo artist on the list – and more
    than Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band
    combined
  • Current
    rankings: Red – up 77% from #64 to #36 and Speak Now – up 57% from
    #401 to #255 

Lifetime Achievement
Award:
Kenny Rogers

  • You
    Can’t Make Old Friends-
    up 476% from #1,396 to
    #242

Entertainer of the
Year:
George
Strait

  • 50
    Number Ones
    – up
    83% from #299 to #163
  • Love
    is Everything
    – up
    79% from #446 to #248

Vocal Duo of the
Year:
Florida Georgia Line

  • Here's To The Good Times
    – up 383% from
    #116 to #24

New Artist of the
Year:
Kacey Musgraves

  • Same Trailer Different Park –
    up 952% from 200
    to 19, #2 in Country Best Sellers

Female Vocalist of the
Year
Miranda Lambert

  • Four
    The Record
    – up
    168% from #306 to #114

Vocal Group of the
Year:
Little Big Town

  • Tornado –up 827% from 473 to
    51

Album of the Year &
Male Vocalist of the Year:
Blake
Shelton

  • Based
    On A True Story

    up 636% from #81 to #11, #1 in Country Best Sellers

* The above data was pulled
as of 9:30am EST on 11/7/13

For a complete list of “Movers & Shakers” in Music see here. Be sure to check
out all the music from the CMA Award winners and nominees in Amazon’s Music store.  To learn more about Amazon
MP3, AutoRip and Amazon Cloud Player – Amazon’s cloud music service that lets
customers instantly play songs from any Kindle Fire, Android phone or tablet,
iPhone, iPod touch, Ford SYNC-equipped vehicles, Samsung TVs, Roku, Sonos, and
any web browser visit: www.amazon.com/music.

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