Bruno Mars Blocks Justin Timberlake Comeback With ‘Finesse’

Published: Saturday 6th Jan 2018 by Sam

Q1 2018 is already proving to be the clash of the titans and Bruno Mars appears to be coming out on-top.

Full story below…

This week, the dynamo divo dropped the ‘Finesse’ remix with Cardi B as a single and it’s not only slaying out of the gate, it’s slaying the competition.

Just ask Justin Timberlake.

The Pop force unleashed ‘Filthy’ as the first single from hotly anticipated album ‘Man Of The Woods’ and it’s currently trailing Bruno in almost every major music market. Especially in the States.

Indeed, as at writing, Bruno is #1 on US iTunes, with JT at #2. And the lead ‘Finesse’ has is growing considerably, while ‘Filthy’ is already receiving red updates.

Sure, it’s early days and their respective projects are in different stages (see: one at the start, the other nearer the end), but the signs point to a more favourable result for Bruno.

In any case, the days and weeks ahead ought to be all sorts of interesting.

Bruno dropped on a Thursday, hence he will likely debut on the next issue of the Hot 100 with just 24 hours worth of sales+streams. Hence, it’s doubtful that he’ll premiere big.

Justin, on the other hand, adhered to the traditional Friday release strategy. Therefore his opening will benefit from a full week’s worth of data.

This sets the stage for a showdown mid month, when both songs will square up sale-for-sale and stream-for-stream. Who do you think will come out on top?

For now, the true winner sees to be James Fauntleroy – who penned both songs!

Your thoughts?

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  1. Boytoy1814 January 6, 2018

    Bruno is da MAN!!!!!! Glad he knock that hillbilly off his musical horse!! #JustinWho?

    • Fancy BISH January 6, 2018

      Finesse is #2 on Spotify United States! It’s COMIN CHILE!! 😎🔥💯 #Finesse

  2. Nico January 6, 2018

    Yes block this non- factor ¥¥¥¥¥ lol……

  3. Stephy January 6, 2018

    I hope the new Bruno song goes #1 so Cardi B can get her 2nd #1

    • Mark111 January 6, 2018

      You need to call me today.

  4. cuca January 6, 2018


  5. SMH January 6, 2018

    The karma gods are just getting started lol.

    • Fancy BISH January 6, 2018

      Yaaaaas lol

  6. Suicide Blonde January 6, 2018

    Everyone is so eager for him to fail, everybody is so happy. He seems to be the new target, it’s his turn.

    • Me Again… January 6, 2018

      You d&MN right it’s his turn! You’re next you racist H0€!!

    • JOHNVIDAL January 6, 2018

      You cannot talk after the campaign (going way way way too personal at that) you kept forcing with the Lady Gaga thing. That was so oit of control and underserved. She´s got the talent. And nobody deserves to be treated as badly on a personal level. It´s true he seems to be the new target, but only for some people, not teh general public I think. He is one of those emdia darlins. It won´t happen to him (or to Eminem), what they ahve done to Mariah, to Whitney, to Gaga, to Katy now to some point, to Michael in its day and so on. So you cannot even complain really. His career could have very well ended after the Superbowl so many years ago and it didn´t. He should be thankful. Some hate I see now is absurd, but when it comes to me I have always had the same opinion about him. He is not THAT big, and he has talent, but nothing crazy.

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler January 6, 2018

      The pot calling the kettle BLACK!

  7. Ocean January 6, 2018

    filthy is trash anyway

  8. mr.m January 6, 2018

    YAAAS Brunoisha snatch Justina’s wig

    • Fancy BISH January 6, 2018

      lol 😂

      • Meme January 6, 2018

        😂😂😂I thought this was your comment

  9. I hate b. And w bitchexzz January 6, 2018

    Bardi cardi is a huge flop….that’s all Nicki know

    • Bravo!! January 6, 2018

      You think it a flop, but not at all hater

      • Bravo!! January 6, 2018

        Check the billboard and you see it now a flop, its number 14 on hot one hundred. Both of her features are still in the top ten, and bodak yellow as well. if she finesse in the top ten plus her other three songs stay in the top ten she really winning, and I believe she will be in her own lane.

    • I hate b. And w bitchexzz January 6, 2018

      No platinum singles, cardi will be dropped from her label soon

      • Caleb January 6, 2018

        Check the stats tho because your info is incorrect.

      • I hate b. And w bitchexzz January 6, 2018

        No songs has this ghetto btch done sold 1 million copies ???? The industry calls that a flop

      • Essence_Of_Sean January 6, 2018

        Bodak is soon to be 5x Platinum
        No Limit is Platinum

      • I hate b. And w bitchexzz January 7, 2018

        Why lie……cardi it’s not a money maker for the record label fans not buying bodak……still not platinum ….

        Another piggy azalea.

        Nixxxx RAKE IT UP. ..break it down.

    • Faf January 7, 2018

      Justin still gonna be top 5 y’all act like he’s flopping


      • Strawberry January 7, 2018

        Yeah, but the LEAD single from a white icon doesn’t usually struggle in the top 5 behind a Black New-jack.

  10. Mark111 January 6, 2018


  11. PatronTone January 6, 2018


  12. Gwen January 6, 2018

    Why is everyone hating on JT?

    • Latina chick January 6, 2018

      Because black America love to play the black privilege card to get away with being openly racist towards a Jewish man with blue eyes, so sad…

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler January 6, 2018

        Jews control the entertainment industry. If anything, they are the ones who are racist as hell

      • DanYiel Iman January 6, 2018

        All racist people say that Black folks are racist & it’s sad especially coming from a Latina Chick!!👎🏽🤐

      • Latina chick January 6, 2018

        Tyler girl don’t be bitter and jealous because you don’t have that Jewish money and you have to live in the projects begging for food stamps.

      • Hmmm January 6, 2018

        We see you Suicide…you know damn well your race-baiting a s s can’t hide behind all of these fake accounts.

      • Latina chick January 6, 2018

        Because I have my own opinion i’m Suicide girl shut the f up.

      • Hmmm January 7, 2018

        We recognize the buzz words bish…”black america,” “black privilege,” and the those ignorant generalizations will always give your racist Suicide a s s away. Like I said…we see you.

  13. Just Saying January 6, 2018

    Bruno just comes across way more authentic, soulful and fun than Justin even though he is just rehashing a sound from 90s, it feels so fresh because you can tell he is enjoying what he is doing for once. Justin is coming across dull and prentious. The GP can always tell when an artist is doing way too much calculation rather than just enjoying their music. A shame because I loved him in his future s** love sounds era.

    • Bravo!! January 6, 2018

      JT new song sounds like something left of future love s** album.

  14. Datredd23 January 6, 2018

    Yasss! Cardi coming for the second number 1!!!

  15. Tikklzzz January 6, 2018

    YAAAAS block that corny ass Justin “All Lives Matter” Timberfake!

  16. Deyzz January 6, 2018

    Love Bruno, he is like the closest thing to MichaeI. I do like Justin, he really tries to deliver, but Brumo is the man! Anything Bruno does is magic. Need to hear Cardi with him. She is someone I knew was going to blow up. Her personality is so magnetic. Wishing them all the best in the new year.

  17. JOHNVIDAL January 6, 2018

    Bruno is more talented. Better musicianship, way better voice, he has got the moves too, an own style… so I cannot be mad. Overall I would say Bruno is a more successful worldwide act than Justin taking into account how far they have gone in their respective careers.

    • Fancy BISH January 6, 2018


  18. Lake Erie January 6, 2018

    Lol! I guess Justin couldn’t Finesse his way up the charts this time around that… Lol. I’m rooting for Bruno to go number #1!

  19. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler January 6, 2018

    Good! F*** that culture vulture

  20. DanYiel Iman January 6, 2018

    Bruno Mars & Cardi B are doing what other artist should be doing MAKING HITS THAT PEOPLE ENJOY TO DANCE & play!!

  21. Case January 6, 2018

    Just a heads up everyone, LATINA CHICK is (SUICIDE BLONDE!)

    • Latina chick January 6, 2018

      YAWN! Case your head is never up its always going down on someone…

      • Case January 6, 2018

        “your head is never up its always going down on someone”

        Stop projecting your deviant behavior you dirty f** lol.

    • Strawberry. January 7, 2018

      Wow, Suicide this is yo girl, Strawberry. You can run but u sho’ can’t hide. I told you we are The Gatekeepers. the nerve of you pretending to be a Latina chick, hoping to pit minority against minority, white man laughs as chaos ensues. You rusty ol’ closet-case Nazi devil. Believe it or not i actually Like Justin, but he does try too hard to appropriate Black culture and STILL reap the benefits of white privelege with shameless self promotion disguised as man-of-da-woods introspection, yet just as any garden variety fame w**** would have it, PERFECTLY timed for maximum “Superbowl”effect. And THAT, suicide”latina nazi-chick”blonde.. is why this girl is Team BRUNO !*

  22. justafan January 7, 2018


    • Fancy BISH January 7, 2018


  23. Patricia George January 7, 2018

    Justin’s release seemed to coincide with his upcoming super bowl appearance. Bruno’s release appears timed for his 8 Grammy nominations in addition to Cardib’s nominations. They will all probably perform their hits. The clash makes good press and guarantee more you tube views sales and charting. Looks like everybody wins

    • Faf January 7, 2018

      Exactly . If my calculations are right i think someone ELSE is releasing on Grammy week as well 😏😏

  24. Krippy January 7, 2018

    Bruno milking the fukk out of this album🙄 I vote for Justin’s project. It’s new!

    • Strawberry. January 7, 2018

      Yeah, it’s new but the song sucks.

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