Emeli Sande And Dizzee Rascal See Sales Boost After London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

30 July 2012, 11:24

Performers enjoy record sales increase following their appearance at the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

Emeli Sande and Dizzee Rascal were among the artists whose record sales were boosted by their performance at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

The £27 million ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on Friday (27th July) was watched by over 20 million viewers in the UK alone, with up to a billion thought to have tuned in worldwide.

Released in the hours after the ceremony, most of the songs from director Danny Boyles' 'Isles of Wonder' compilation all made an impression on the iTunes chart.

Emeli Sande's rendition of 'Abide With Me' and 'Bonkers' by Dizzee Rascal both made an impression on the chart.

Emeli also had three singles inside this week's Vodafone Big Top 40.

Other performers from the Opening Ceremony, including Arctic Monkeys and Alex Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club, saw sales of their music increase.

The Olympic Opening Ceremony in Pictures

The Opening Ceremony has been largely praised by critics around the world.

Highlights included a cameo appearance from James Bond and the Queen at Buckingham Palace, Mr Bean playing 'Chariot's Of Fire' and a huge fireworks display.

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