today apple announced special lower pricing in honor of the artists who were awarded a grammy. from apple:
“We want to extend our congratulations to all of the GRAMMY nominees and winners,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to be able to honor the industry’s top artists by showcasing their award winning music on the iTunes Music Store.”
Starting today, all albums on the iTunes Music Store that include a GRAMMY award winning track can be downloaded for $2 off its original cost, which brings the price of most albums down to $7.99. The special version of "Across the Universe" performed live during the CBS GRAMMY telecast by leading artists including Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Velvet Revolver, Tim McGraw and Brian Wilson is also available as a 99 cent download exclusively on the iTunes Music Store in the US and Canada, with all proceeds going to the Southeast Asia tsunami relief efforts."
if you check the itunes music store you can see at the top "grammy" click on that and it takes you to the page with the special pricing. i noticed that the latest albums by maroon 5, black eyed peas, and jay-z, are all listed for the special 7.99 price. i don't know how long this sale will last, so fire up the itunes music store and get buying!