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Oscar's Singing Divas Poised for Big Music Sales Boosts

Image courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Steve Granitz/WireImage (via ABC News Radio)

The theme of Sunday night's Oscars was musicals, and now the musicians who performed on the show are poised to see big sales increases of their songs, including Adele , Jennifer Hudson and more.

Billboard reports that in addition to earning an Oscar statuette, Adele will also be rewarded with a 45 percent increase in sales of her James Bond theme "Skyfall."  Of course, the song was already popular: it's the first Academy Award-winning song to have been a Top 10 Billboard hit since Eminem 's "Lose Yourself" back in 2003.

Meanwhile, another James Bond theme, "Goldfinger," as sung by  Shirley Bassey on the Oscar telecast, could see a sales increase of over 275 percent.  In fact, despite not having been nominated, Bassey came out of the Oscars a big winner: Billboard reports that after her performance, she was mentioned 36,000 times on Twitter, as compared to just 150 mentions a day earlier.  Traffic to her Wikipedia page also increased by 30 percent the day of the Oscars.

Jennifer Hudson, who brought down the house with her signature tune "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," could see a more than 200 percent sales gain for that song, according to Billboard , while the soundtracks of Dreamgirls, Chicago and Les Miserables will see similar increases.

As for the ultimate diva, Barbra Streisand , sales of her tune "The Way We Were," which she sang as a tribute to the late composer Marvin Hamlisch , could increase by around 175 percent.

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