Double BRIT Award winner Adele's music has spurred a sharp increase in the sale of sheet music recently, according to Musicroom.
Thousands have been trying their hand at re-creating her chart topping music and the retail chain has welcomed the trend which has caused a 12 per cent increase in celebrity artist and group sheet music sales from 2010 to 2011.
Musicroom has seen Adele's second album 21 sell over 32,000 piano and guitar books worldwide in 2011 alone and it was the retailer's best-selling piano, guitar and vocal music book last year, followed by her debut album 19 in second place.
“As the retail arm of the music publishing company Music Sales, Musicroom is thrilled to be part of the craze of fans picking up an instrument and re-creating the sounds of their favourite musicians," said Simon Pollard, Musicroom's managing director. "Not only is making music good for the heart and soul, it’s free entertainment. So we hope to see many more people, from children to retirees, giving it a try in 2012.”
"We will also be keeping a close eye on sheet music sales of double BRIT award winner Ed Sheeran.”