Man, it’s about time this kid caught a break.
Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart this week, marking the first time the hitmaker has scored a No. 1 album, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fueled by a deep discount through Amazon’s MP3 store, the album sold 95,000 copies this week, enough to rule the chart. The set debuted at No. 2 back in December and sold 192,000 copies its first week.
Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace outfit arrives at the No. 2 spot with “Amok,” while Mumford & Sons, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Hillsong United round out the top five. What is Hillsong United, you ask? I have no idea!
Next week, new albums from How to Destroy Angels, Ashley Monroe, Luke Bryan and some guitarist named Jimi Hendrix look to make an impact on the chart.
Billboard’s Top 10 albums (sales in parentheses, figures according to Nielsen SoundScan)
1. Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox (95,000)
2. Atoms for Peace, Amok (50,000)
3. Mumford & Sons, Babel (43,000)
4. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The Heist (42,000)
5. Hillsong United, Zion (34,000)
6. Various artists, Now 45 (33,000)
7. The Lumineers, the Lumineers (30,000)
8. Josh Groban, All That Echoes (29,000)
9. Rihanna, Unapologetic (29,000)
10. Adele, 21 (27,000)