Shaun's Music Minute

GRAMMY Performances Result In Nice Sales Bump              

Many of the artists who performed at this year's GRAMMY Awards not only got some nice exposure, but they also garnered a pretty robust increase in sales.

Initial reports, courtesy of Nielson Music, indicate a 207% gain in download sales on the day of the show. The tunes performed on the show sold more than 178,000 downloads on February 12th, while the previous days sales were 58,000.

More specifically, artists who saw a sales increase include:

Adele’s “Hello” scored a 255% sales bump rising to 6,000 downloadsGeorge Michael’s “Fastlove” -- which was performed by Adele in tribute -- was up 5,367% to 2,000 downloadsBeyoncé’s “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” tallied sales increases of 1,217% and 958%, with about 2,000 downloadsKaty Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” featuring Skip Marley, rose 128% to 24,000Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” rose to 87% and 46,000 downloadsBruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” chimed in with a 354% rise to 23,000 downloadsThe Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming,” featuring Daft Punk, rose 154% to 15,000 downloadsTheBee Gees tribute on the show notched a 388% sales gain. Together, “Stayin’ Alive,” “Tragedy,” “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Night Fever” sold 6,000 downloads.Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” rose 793% to 12,000 downloads

Carlos Santana Says Beyoncé Lost At The GRAMMYs Because She’s Not A Singer              

Carlos Santana may want to steer clear of the Beyhive. While some people think Beyoncé was robbed of the Album of the Year trophy at the GRAMMYs, Santana thinks there’s a perfectly good reason why Adele picked up the honor instead of Bey.

“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing,” Santana told the Australian Associated Press. “With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it's more like modeling kind of music — music to model a dress — she's not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.”

Seems Carlos isn’t impressed by all the spectacle that surrounds a Beyoncé performance. “Adele can sing, sing,” he says. “She doesn't bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that's it, and this is why she wins.”

John Mayer Played Matchmaker For Valentine’s Day              

John Mayer did his best to try and help his fans make a love connection yesterday for Valentine’s Day. The singer posted “a special message” on his Instagram page, and encouraged fans to tag any Instagram crushes in the comments section of the video.

"If you have an Instagram crush, tag them in the captions below," he said. "If you are an Instagram crush that has been tagged in the captions below, this song is for you.”

Mayer then proceeded to perform a tune for those being crushed on, featuring lyrics like, “Somebody's stalking you / Somebody wants to talk to you / Somebody wants to take a walk with you / Somebody wants for you to follow them, too.” 

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