Almost a week has passed since the star-studded ceremony of the Oscars and the final numbers are simply overwhelming. Oscars’ music impact is bigger than ever, because, as previously forecasted, plenty of songs and albums experienced spiked downloads and sales.

Thanks to exposure on Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast, Adele’s “Skyfall“, which earned her the Oscar for best original song, sees a 56% increase in sales, reaching thus the impressive figures of 1.6 million in the U.S. alone. Besides, the soundtrack for the famous new James Bond film skyrocketed from 36,000 downloads last week to 56,000 this very week, as Nielsen SoundScan has revealed. Also related to a Bond song Dame Shirley Bassey performed “Goldfinger” while paying a tribute to the film series, so the singer profited as well from the Oscars. Her rendition obviously increased by 310% to sell 1,000 downloads for the week.

Anne Hathaway’s “I Dreamed a Dream” was the second-biggest seller after Adele’s “Skyfall”, with a 70% sales increase. “Suddenly” was up by 239% and “One Day More” gained 5,000 downloads, but unfortunately, these spikes were not enough for the album soundtrack of “Les Miserables” that actually scored less in terms of sales.
Moreover, Barbra Streisand is also one of the divas whose song downloads and sells spiked soon after the Oscars. The artist paid tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, the composer who died last August and who won three Oscars, by performing live his song and Streisand’s 1974 No. 1 Hot 100 hit “The Way We Were”. As expected, the song gained by 209%, selling 2,000 downloads.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 9:48 am and is filed under News.