It’s Baauer and Bruno at the Top of the Charts

brunoThe “B” boys are at the top of the Billboard Charts this week as Baauer and Bruno Mars lead the Hot 100 Singles and Top 200 Albums Lists with “Harlem Shake” and Unorthodox Jukebox. For the viral phenom Baauer, that makes three weeks on top while Bruno hits the top for the first time in his career as his second album ascends from # 2 to # 1 after 12 weeks in release. Mars holds off debuts from two groups I’ve never heard of called Atoms for Peace and Hilsong United (does that mean I’m getting old?) while getting a boost from cheaper pricing at Amazon. Take a look at the new top ten which also features a return from Adele below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (last week~ 2)
2. Amok- Atoms for Peace (debut)
3. Babel- Mumford & Sons (lw~ 1)
4. The Heist- Macklmore & Ryan Lewis (lw~ 16)
5. Zion- Hilsong United (debut)
6. Now 45- Various Artists (lw~ 4)
7. The Lumineers- The Lumineers (lw~ 5)
8. All that Echoes- Josh Groban (lw~ 3)
9. Unapologetic- Rihanna (lw~ 9)
10. 21- Adele (lw~ 14)

Back on the Singles Chart, Baauer holds off Macklmore & Ryan Lewis‘s former chart topper “Thrift Shop” again, but his run may be coming to an end as “Harlem Shake” is beginning to lose points for the first time. For more on that and Billboard’s chart methodology, head here. And check out the new top ten below which also features the return of Swedish House Mafia to the upper region with “Don’t You Worry Child”.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Harlem Shake”- Baauer (lw~ 1)
2. “Thrift Shop”- Macklmore & Ryan Lewis (lw~ 2)
3. “When I Was Your Man”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 3)
4. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 4)
5. “Stay”- Rihanna w/ Mikky Ekko (lw~ 7)
6. “Start from the Bottom”- Drake (lw~ 6)
7. “Scream & Shout”- Will.I.Am. w/Britney Spears (lw~ 5)
8. “Suit & Tie”- Justin Timberlake w/Jay Z (lw~8)
9. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 9)
10. “Don’t You Worry Child”- Swedish House Mafia (lw~ 14)

And to honor Adele’s return to the Top Ten, please enjoy one of my favorites from 21. This is “One and Only” (live from the Royal Albert Hall concert)

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