He was neither a high-profile nominee nor a heavily hyped performer, but John Legend clearly made a favorable impression at Sunday’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.
Following Legend’s live performance, single “All of Me” rocketed up the iTunes Single Sales Chart. At press time, the song, which had never before made a major splash on the chart, had reached number three. Only Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” which was number one even prior to Perry’s performance on the show, and Pharrell’s “Happy,” which had already been riding the wave of its inclusion in a Beats Audio commercial, are selling at a faster pace.
Lorde’s “Royals,” which won the Grammy for Song of the Year and received the live performance treatment in the show’s opening half hour, has climbed back to number six. Hunter Hayes’ new single “Invisible,” which he debuted on the Grammys broadcast, has already jumped to number nine.
“Brave,” which Sara Bareilles performed with Carole King, has climbed to number thirteen on iTunes’ chart and thus sits one place behind Daft Punk’s Record of the Year “Get Lucky.”
Beyonce & Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love is presently number sixteen, besting P!nk & Nate Ruess’ “Just Give Me a Reason” by a solitary position.
While neither ranks as one of the top Grammy-related charters, two country songs have thus far enjoyed the largest gains on the iTunes Single Sales chart. Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow,” which was not even in the top 100 prior to Sunday’s show, is now number 22. Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well,” absent from the top 200 ahead of the Grammys, has ascended to number 30 following the singer-songwriter’s heavily hyped performance.
Musgraves is also making an impact on the iTunes Album Sales Chart. Her “Same Trailer, Different Park” surged to number seven following its win for Best Country Album. Other Grammy-related leaders on the iTunes album chart include Beyonce’s “Beyonce” (3), Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” (4), Imagine Dragons’ “Night Visions” (5), Bruno Mars’ Pop Vocal Album winner “Unorthodox Jukebox” (8), Daft Punk’s Album of the Year winner “Random Access Memories” (9) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Best Rap Album winner “The Heist” (10).