Adele 'Skyfall' Sales Expected to Increase After Oscars 2013 Performance, Video


Skyfall is expected to see a increase in sales following Adele's performance of the James Bond theme song at the Academy Awards on Sunday, according to a report.

The Grammy and Oscar winner performed the song for the first time in front of a live audience at the Oscars and Billboard revealed that it expects to see a 45 percent jump in digital sales for the tune. Shirley Bassey performed at the Oscars the Bond hit Goldfinger in a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 007 franchise and the magazine also noted that the respective song will likely see a 275 percent rise in sales.

Skyfall, from the soundtrack of the 2012 007 film with the same name, became the first Bond song to win an Oscar in the entire history of the franchise, according to Entertainmentwise. For the sixth time in Academy Awards history there was a tie: the award for Best Sound Editing went to the films Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty. The Bond film was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. 

Adele already won a Grammy Award and a BRIT Award for the song earlier in the year. Skyfall also gave the 24-year-old her first Oscar nomination and win.

The Rolling in the Deep singer is currently working on her latest album, will be be her third studio record. 

After she took to the stage at the Academy Awards, Jennifer Hudson performed her Dreamgirls hit And I Am Telling You. The R&B singer won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2007 for her role in the film and returned to the Academy stage in a musical tribute that also included Catherine Zeta-Jones and the cast of Les Miserables.  

Watch Adele's performance of Skyfall at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in the video below. 

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