Monday, April 22, 2024

Grammy’s Don’t Help Sales, Exactly, But Music Streaming– Stevie Wonder In Particular


The Grammys didn’t give any albums or tracks a particular sales bounce. On iTunes, things have remained pretty quiet with no surprise jumps on the charts of anything.

Audio streaming is a different story, however. Spotify says its most streamed song from the Grammys was Stevie Wonder’s “Another Star.” It jumped 635 percent. Stevie played “Another Star” during the Daft Punk segment with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. People who’d never heard it before probably thought, What’s that? Real music? Maybe they’ll dig into “Songs in the Key of Life” and Stevie’s many other classic albums. We can only hope.

Here’s some other info from Spotify:

Beyonce’s sexy show-opener drove a 52 percent increase in streams of “Drunk in Love” on Spotify from Sunday to Monday
Streams of Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?,” performed with Robin Thicke, increased by more than 150 percent from Sunday to Monday
Streams of “One,” performed by Metallica & Lang Lang, increased by 125 percent
Whether or not they walked away with a Grammy, the following nominees and performers had the biggest wins on Spotify (according to increases in streamed tracks from Sunday to Monday):
Daft Punk: 205 percent increase
Paul McCartney: 126 percent increase
Kendrick Lamar: 99 percent increase
Taylor Swift: 67 percent increase
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: 65 percent increase
Metallica: 63 percent increase
Keith Urban: 60 percent increase
Pharrell: 54 percent increase
Lorde: 46 percent
Spotify’s streaming data correctly predicted three of the top five categories:
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Royals” / Lorde
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky” / Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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