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Beyonce Finds Herself on the Top of the UK Album Charts

Beyonce's "4" Alubm CoverIf there are any artists out there that do not think playing live gigs helps album sales, they should think again. In fact, just recently Beyonce started enjoying a recent increase in record sales after she headlined at the Glastonbury Festival. After playing at this festival, the United States singer was able to knock Lady Gaga from the number one spot with her new album ‘4’.

Of course, this was not the only record of the singer that saw some success because of her performance at the Glastonbury Festival. Apparently some of her other albums, like “I Am Sasha Fierce” and “Dangerously In Love,” made the Top 50 in the UK as well. Even the “No 1s” by Destiny’s Child returned to the Top 50 list.

The famous singer was even able to find a spot in the singles charts with her song “Best Thing I Never Had.” However, the song only made it into the top three, and it was Jason Derulo who was able to hold on to the number one spot.

However, it is also worth noting that Beyonce was not the only singer at the festival that saw an increase in sales after playing this gig. Coldpay saw their old 2002 single, “In My Place,” re-enter the Top 40. They are also currently enjoying a big boost for their most recent single called “Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall.” The song was ranked 42 last week, and this week it has jumped to number 10 on the singles charts.

Also, according to the Official Charts company, Coldplay is also enjoying some success on the album charts as well. Their previous album release has been able to make it back into the Top 50, proving once again that playing live gigs can re-charge people’s interest in a group’s previous work.

There are a number of other bands that played at the festival. Most of them have seen some kind of boost in sales, but maybe not as great as what Beyonce or Coldplay saw. For example, U2 was able to see their singles collection called “U218” jump to number 61.

Overall, the festival proved to be a big hit. In fact, there were a number of big name groups that performed at the Glastonbury Festival, including (but not limited too): Plan B, Mumford and Sons, and Noah and the Whale.

Entertainment experts went on to explain that this is why so many big name artists are willing to play at these live festivals. Not only do they know that their fans love it, but they know that it is going to cause a spike in record sales. In some cases, as seen here, it will cause interest to be generated in a single or album that had already previously “fallen from grace.”

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