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Get to know the nominees with 146 songs from Lil Nas X, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat and more

‘The GRAMMY Effect’ drives sales up
the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards led to a 3.3% increase in album sales compared to last week, according to a Billboard report. the 2010 GRAMMY Nominees album rose to No. 5 with sales of 71,000 units, an increase of 55%. Beyoncé, winner of the GRAMMYs I am…Fierce Sasha rose to No. 14 with sales of 32,000 copies, an increase of 101%. Other GRAMMY artists with increased sales include Pink (up 234%), Dave Matthews Band (up 114%), Zac Brown Band (up 82%), Black Eyed Peas (up up 76%), Taylor Swift (up 58%), and Lady Gaga (+17%). Lady Antebellum, who also performed on TV, remained at No. 1 for the second week in a row. (2/10)

Grainge promoted to CEO of UMG
International Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Lucien Grainge was promoted to CEO of Universal Music Groupfrom January 1, 2011. He will succeed Doug Morris and reports to Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman of the Board of Vivendi. Grainge will move from London to New York to serve as co-CEO of UMG in tandem with Morris for six months beginning July 1. Morris, who has been chairman and CEO of UMG since 1995, will remain chairman of the company. (2/10)