Between his own songs “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade” and “Locked Out of Heaven,” plus his feature on B.o.B‘s 2010 hit “Nothin’ On You,” Bruno Mars has topped the Billboard Hot 100 four times. Still, the Grammy-winning crooner had yet to land at #1 on the main album chart until this week. Mars’ sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox jumps up one rung on the Billboard 200 thanks in part to an Amazon MP3 Store sale last week, which had it reduced in price to $1.99 for a day, and then $3.99 after that. Unorthodox Jukebox therefore sold a total of 95,000 copies in the most recent seven-day sales period.
Billboard notes that another album benefiting from the same Amazon sale is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ The Heist, which jumps up 12 positions to #4. Add to that the fact that the duo performed on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and their debut album wound up moving 42,000 copies. No more shopping at the thrift shop, fellas!
Well, for the time being, at least…
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox *1 week*
2. Atoms For Peace, Amok *new*
3. Mumford & Sons, Babel
4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
5. Hillsong United, Zion *new*
6. Various, NOW 45
7. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
8. Josh Groban, All That Echoes
9. Rihanna, Unapologetic
10. Adele, 21