The five nominees for album of the year collectively scored a 64 percent unit gain in the week ending Feb. 1.
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Feb. 10), a bevy of titles see big gains in the wake of the 2018 Grammy Awards on Jan. 28. The latest chart reflects the tracking week ending Feb. 1.
Bruno Mars, who won all six of the awards for which he was nominated, vaults from No. 10 to No. 4 with his album of the year winner 24K Magic (49,000 equivalent album units; up 89 percent, according to Nielsen Music). With a 23,000-unit rise, the album tallies the chart’s largest unit increase, granting 24K Magic the Greatest Gainer award for the week. During the broadcast, Mars performed latest 24K Magic single “Finesse,” with Cardi B (at No. 3 on the Feb. 10 Billboard Hot 100), and accepted three of his trophies (for album of the year, record of the year
, and song of the year). His other three awards were presented earlier in the day, before the live CBS-TV broadcast began.
Childish Gambino -- a performer and winner for best traditional R&B performance (for “Redbone”) -- nabs the Billboard 200’s largest percentage gain. His album Awaken, My Love! zooms 112-38 with a 122 percent lift in units (rising to 14,000 earned). “Redbone,” which is featured on Awaken, was also nominated for record of the year, while the Awaken set itself was also up for album of the year.