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

But how did the winners of
the night’s awards fare in terms of customer demand in CD purchases?
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

Pinnacle Award Winner:

  • Taylor
    Swift’s album Fearless is the #8 bestselling album of all-time on
  • 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
  • Current
    rankings: Red – up 77% from #64 to #36 and Speak Now – up 57% from
    #401 to #255 


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