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2015 Oscar Song Nominees See 102% Rise in Sales

Glen Campbell

The Jan. 15 announcement of this year's Oscar nominations resulted in a 102 percent sales spike for the five Academy Award original song contenders.

Common and John Legend's "Glory" from the film Selma was the biggest seller, registering 27,000 downloads the week ending Jan. 18, a rise of 158 percent from the week previous. "Glory" benefited from Selma receiving its nationwide release that week, as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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The track debuts at No. 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated Jan. 31. It is No. 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Glen Campbell's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," his final recording, rose 211 percent on sales of 1,000. Rita Ora's version of Diane Warren's "Grateful," from Beyond the Lights, was up 154 percent, though it did not top 1,000 units in sales.

Adam Levine's version of the Gregg Alexander-Danielle Brisebois song "Lost Stars," from Begin Again, sold 5,000 downloads, up 17 percent, and the version of "Everything Is Awesome" by Tegan & Sara and the Lonely Island, from The LEGO Movie, stacked up 4,000 sales, a 26 percent rise.