Sales boost for Glastonbury artists

Janelle Monáe has rocketed into the Amazon.co.uk music top ten following her performance at Glastonbury. Her album Archandroid is currently top ten, following a 4928% increase in sales. Significant rises in sales over the Glastonbury weekend were also seen by Mumford & Sons (1400%), Primal Scream (920%) and U2 (747%).

‘Many people have enjoyed the coverage of Glastonbury over the weekend and when an artist really captures the imagination, music fans will go online and order the album immediately,’ said Roger Greensmith, music and MP3 manager at Amazon.co.uk Ltd. ‘We have seen that for both headline artists like U2 and Coldplay as well as artists that people may not have seen before like Janelle Monáe.’

The top ten biggest rises in sales over the Glastonbury weekend so far are:

1. Janelle Monáe 4928%
2. Mumford & Sons 1400%
3. Primal Scream 920%
4. U2 747%
5. Gaslight Anthem 688%
6. Warpaint 532%
7. The Kills 510%
8. Coldplay 489%
9. The Walkmen 443%
10. Two Door Cinema Club 375%

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