Bruno Mars rewrites Billboard chart history, as "When I Was Your Man" rises 2-1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay tally. The song is Mars' sixth No. 1, pushing him past Nelly and Justin Timberlake for the most leaders among solo male artists in the chart's 20-year archives.
Bruno Mars could notch his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, thanks to Amazon MP3, which recently offered his latest album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," for $1.99. Sources say that the title could jump to No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart.
In the dead of January, a number of acts are taking advantage of the traditionally slow period for new album releases. Veteran Christian singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin, along with rock bands Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides and Dropkick Murphys, are set to arrive in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.
Scottish producer-DJ Calvin Harris' "18 Months," which debuted atop the U.K. album chart in November, returned to the summit yesterday (Sunday) with a 7-1 climb. Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events," which fell to second place, nevertheless claimed another record, for the most consecutive weeks in the U.K. top ten for a debut solo artist album from its point of release, with 47. James Arthur's "Impossible" continued to top the singles chart.