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Winehouse, Hancock see post-Grammy bump

Winehouse Winning a Grammy Award still means quite a bit, at least when it comes to record sales. This week's chart sees a number of Grammy winners/performers zooming up the U.S. pop chart.

Here are the two most notable:

-- Five-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse rockets up from No. 24 to No. 2 with her "Back to Black," experiencing a 368% sales increase to 115,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, courtesy of Billboard's always informative weekly "Chart Alert" feature. This is a chart and sales peak for the artist, according to Billboard.

-- Herbie Hancock's album of the year-winning "River: The Joni Letters" enters the top 10 this week, soaring up to No. 5 after being docked at No. 159 last week. "River" sold 54,000 copies this week, and had previously peaked at No. 118, according to Billboard.

-- Further down, Kanye West jumps up the chart from 64 to 40, and the Foo Fighters move to 22 from 65, according to Billboard. Elsewhere, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Rihanna all see sales increase of at least 30% due to the Grammys.

-- But the artist who was long-rumored to appear on the Grammys but didn't make it, Michael Jackson, also makes a major impact on this week's charts. The 25th anniversary of his "Thriller" sold 166,000 copies, according to Billboard, and would have kept Winehouse out of the No. 2 post, except it only qualifies for the catalog charts. The "Thriller" re-issue would have fallen second to Jack Johnson, whose "Sleep Through the Static" sold 180,000 copies to hold at No. 1 for a second week. But the Jackson family will be well-represented on the U.S. pop charts soon enough, as Janet will release her "Discipline" on Feb. 26.

(Photo courtesy Associated Press)


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