Bruno Mars Scores First #1 Album
March 6, 2013


Bruno Mars
With all the hit songs that Bruno Mars has under his belt, it's hard to believe that this week, Unorthodox Jukebox finally became his first #1 album. The set, largely fueled by sale pricing by Amazon MP3, sold 95,000 copies in the week ending March 3, pushing it to #1 on the sales chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The album has also been certified platinum by the RIAA, commemorating sales of more than 1 million copies. Unorthodox Jukebox also received platinum certifications in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada and Ireland. Debuting at #2 this week is the first album from supergroup Atoms For Peace, featuring Radiohead's Thom Yorke, producer Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco. Their album, Amok, sold 50,000 units in its opening frame.

Last week's #1 set, Mumford & Sons' Babel, falls to #3 this week with 43,000 sold, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist - which was also on sale at Amazon MP3 - climbs 16-4 with 42,000 sold. It's the album's largest sales week, and highest chart rank, since its debut at #2 with 78,000 on October 27, 2012, according to Billboard.com. Opening at #5 this week is Hillsong United, the youth ministry of the Australian Hillsong Church, whose album Zion enters with 34,000 sold. The Now 45 compilation is #6  with 33,000, the Lumineers' self-titled album is #7 with 30,000, and Josh Groban's All That Echoes sits at #8 with 29,000. Rihanna's Unapologetic is steady at #9 this week by shifting just under 29,000 copies. Meanwhile, Adele jumps back into the Top 10 with 21,
selling another 27,000 units. This is the two-year-old album's first time back in the Top 10 since the November 3, 2012 chart, when it ranked at #9.




 
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