Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift Rule the Holiday Charts

It was a pretty carbon copy week on the Billboard Charts as Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars continued to rule the Album and Singles Charts. In the last full week of 2012, Taylor Swift’s Red makes it six weeks on top with another 276,000 copies sold holding off a debut from rapper T.I. at # 2 with his new one Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head. Bruno Mars lands in third while the Hurricane Sandy charity album 12-12-12 debuts at # 9…. Also debuting this week was the soundtrack to my favorite film of the year, Les Miserables, which checks in at # 33 and tops the Soundtracks chart. Watch for it to skyrocket up the list next week after the film hit theaters on Christmas. In the meantime, take a look at the full top ten below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Red- Taylor Swift (last week~ 1)
2. Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head- T.I. (debut)
3. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (lw~ 2)
4. Take Me Home- One Direction (lw~ 4)
5. Christmas- Michael Buble (lw~ 3)
6. Merry Christmas Baby- Rod Stewart (lw~ 5)
7. The World from the Side of the Moon- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 7)
8. Babel- Mumford & Sons (lw~ 11)
9. 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief- Various Artists (debut)
10. Now 44- Various Artists (lw~ 12)

On the Hot 100 Singles chart, “Locked Out of Heaven” makes it three weeks on top for Mars who looks likely to go a few more frames in macklemore_0the pole position. One future contender for # 1 could be from rapper Macklemore with his first top ten hit, the infectious “Thrift Shop” featuring Ryan Lewis which charges into the top ten at # 10. For more on the Hot 100 and all the singles charts, head to Billboard here.

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~ 3)
4. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 10)
5. “Beauty and a Beat”- Justin Bieber w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~ 7)
6. “Die Young”- Ke$ha (lw~ 4)
7. “One More Night”- Maroon 5 (lw~ 5)
8. “I Cry”- Flo Rida (lw~ 6)
9. “Home”- Phillip Phillips (lw~8)
10. “Thrift Shop”- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (lw~ 13)

And here’s than funky fun new top ten hit from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Enjoy some time in the “Thrift Shop” below.


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