One final blog (I hope) on that good old Brit Awards effect. As expected, there is a direct parallel between the acts who received the most nominations and those who have done best in this week’s charts. Bastille had four nominations and performed on the show. As a consequence, their album Bad Blood has risen from 10 to number one in the charts, plus they have four singles in the top 100 (two of them new entries). Disclosure also received four nominations and performed on the show. Their album Settle has risen from 32 to number three in the charts and they also have four singles in the top 100 (three of them new entries). Arctic Monkeys opened the show; they also won the night’s two major prizes. Their album AM has risen from number 11 to number two in the charts and they have three singles in the top 100 (two of them new entries).
And what about the great hope for the future, Sam Smith, who was the winner of the critics’ choice award? He’s received the biggest boost of all. This week’s number one single is his record, ‘Money on My Mind’, a new entry. His song ‘Lay Me Down’ is another new entry at number 49. And two of his ‘featuring’ guest appearances – ‘La La La’ by Naughty Boy and ‘Latch’ by Disclosure – are also in the top 100. As miscounting fan Ilyas Ver Sario Muhammed puts it in the comments section of the Top 100: ‘OMFG kidding? There's 3 sam smith songs in one weekly charts? KEEP IT UP SAM!!!’.