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Music in the News
Wednesday 25 September 2002
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  Ms Dynamite
Ms Dynamite's album blasts away competition
Summary: If you want to double your sales, win a music award. That seems to be the lesson from Ms Dynamite.
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  Ms Dynamite's album blasts away competition

Ms Dynamite's debut album A Little Deeper has been flying off music store shelves since she won the Mercury Music prize last week.
The amount of copies sold across the country has almost doubled, propelling the album to number 10 in the charts.
The cool 21-year-old urban rapper was stunned when she won the important award.
Usually when an artist wins the £20,000 prize, their sales are helped.
But an HMV spokesperson said this is the biggest explosion in album sales a Mercury winner has ever had.
And she still has another awards ceremony to go this year. Ms Dynamite's up for six Mobo awards in October, including UK Act of the Year, Best Album and Best Newcomer.
If she wins any of those awards, Ms Dynamite's sales could self-destruct!

The Words Listen  

  flying off music store shelves
selling very quickly

here,in every part of the country

become twice as large





  up for
has been entered for

Music of black origin

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