Bruno and Taylor Top the Charts

bruno-mars-unorthodox-jukebox-album-cover-artwork-400x400On the second to last week of the year, two artists who have spent their fair share atop the charts over the past few years reigned supreme yet again. Taylor Swift held onto the top of the Billboard Albums Chart with Red for a fifth non-consecutive week at the summit while Bruno Mars held at # 1 on the Hot 100 Singles Chart for a second week with “Locked Out of Heaven”. However, Bruno was locked out of that #1 album spot by Swift as his sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox debuted in the runner up spot with a bigger than expected with 192,000 units sold…. Also landing a top ten debut was rapper The Game at # 6 with Jesus Piece. Take a look at the full top ten below and head to Billboard here for more info on all the albums charts.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Red- Taylor Swift (last week~ 1)
2. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (debut)
3. Christmas Michael Buble (lw~ 5)
4. Take Me Home- One Direction (lw~ 4)
5. Merry Christmas Baby- Rod Stewart (lw~ 3)
6. Jesus Piece- The Game (debut)
7. The World from the Side of the Moon- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 9)
8. Cheers It’s Christmas- Blake Shelton (lw~8)
9. Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys (lw~ 7)
10. On this Winter’s Night- Lady Antebellum (lw~ 11)

Back on the Hot 100 Singles Chart, Mars’ “Heaven” extends its lead over Rihanna’ s “Diamonds” and a hard-charging “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers. Taylor Swift also makes her presence known with her second top ten from Red, “I Know You Were Trouble” which hits # 10 this week. And yes, it’s a dub-step song. Seriously, she ain’t country with this album people… For more on all the singles charts, head to Billboard and enjoy the new top ten below.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 1)
2. “Diamonds”- Rihanna (lw~ 2)
3. “Ho Hey”- The Lumineers (lw~ 4)
4. “Die Young”- Ke$ha (lw~ 3)
5. “One More Night”- Maroon 5 (lw~ 5)
6. “I Cry”- Flo Rida (lw~ 6)
7. “Beauty and a Beat”-Justin Bieber w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~ 9)
8. “Home”- Phillip Phillips (lw~7)
9. “Some Nights”- fun. (lw~8)
10. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 15)

And here’s a taste of more music from Bruno Mars. Listen to “When I Was Your Man”, one of my favorites, from his new album Unorthodox Jukebox.

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