Online music sales in the UK saw an immediate impact during last night’s screening of the Brit Awards, UK charts administrators, the Official Charts Company revealed this afternoon.
The chart position invigilators noted increased sales of downloads were apparent within moments of the awards show starting, with artists who either won awards or played live at the show seeing their sales far outperform the market.
Take That have this morning become one of the fastest million-sellers of all time with their new album ‘The Circus’, the Official Charts Company has announced.
The band’s latest album had sold just over 990,000 copies by the end of yesterday’s (Thursday, December 18) trading, putting it on course to comfortably pass the 1 million mark today, only its 19th day in stores, according to Official Charts Company statistics.
Its rapid ascent to pass the 1m landmark means ‘The Circus’ is the fastest million-seller of this millennium – and the second fastest million-seller of all time, behind only Oasis’s ‘Be Here Now’.