Bruno Mars Grabs Hold of the Charts

Bruno Mars could be the Adele of 2013 as the artist who utterly dominates a year like the British Grammy winner Adele did in both 2011 and 2012. He already spent 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Locked Out of Heaven”, and now his new single “When I Was Your Man” is close to hitting the top as well. This week “Man” leaps up from #8 to # 3 while “Heaven” is still hanging strong at # 9. Mars second album which features both songs, Unorthodox Jukebox, also revisits its peak position at # 2 this week and should hit the top next week. Keeping him from the summit are Mumford & Sons still basking in the afterglow of their Grammy victories…. Take a look at both the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and the Hot 100 Singles chart below. (And PS~ yes, Baauer‘s “Harlem Shake” crap phenomenon still rules the latter chart since Billboard bastardized the chart by adding in youtube views which is absolutely ludicrous and is no true value of a song’s popularity. I mean, what’s next? “A Doggie Flushes the Toilet” video hitting the top ten? Argh).

Top Ten Albums on the Hot 100:
1. Babel- Mumford & Sons (last week~ 1)
2. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (lw~ 3)
3. All That Echoes- Josh Groban (lw~ 5)
4. Now 45- Various Artists (lw~8)
5. The Lumineers- The Lumineers (lw~ 6)
6. Boys & Girls- Alabama Shakes (lw~ 20)
7. 2013 Grammy Nominees- Various Artists (lw~ 2)
8. Some Nights- fun. (lw~ 7)
9. Unapologetic- Rihanna (lw~ 15)
10. Red- Taylor Swift (lw~ 4)

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Harlem Shake”- Baauer (lw~ 1)
2. “Thrift Shop”- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (lw~ 2)
3. “When I Was Your Man”- Bruno Mars (lw~8)
4. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 5)
5. “Scream & Shout”- Will.I.Am w/Britney Spears (lw~ 4)
6. “Started from the Bottom”- Drake (lw~ 10)
7. “Stay”- Rihanna w/ Mikky Echo (lw~ 3)
8. “Suit & Tie”- Justin Timberlake w/ Jay Z (lw~ 9)
9. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 7)
10. “Love Me”- Lil Wayne w/ Drake & Future (lw~ 19)

And here’s the brand new video for Mars’ “When I Was Your Man”

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