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Chart Check: Bruno Mars Continues To Sizzle & Soar On The Billboard Hot 100 / Chris Brown’s ‘Ayo’ Impacts iTunes UK


Drake isn’t the only Pop prince rocking and ruling the charts this week.

For, should one pay the Billboard Hot 100 a visit, they’d find Bruno Mars at #1 with the single ‘Uptown Funk’, placed in the enviable spot for a total of seven weeks!

His chart reign continues as Rihanna’s ‘FourFiveSeconds’ finds itself placed at #4, and as Chris Brown & Tyga‘s joint jam ‘Ayo‘ impacts iTunes UK‘s Top Ten by claiming the #9 spot for itself.

The cut’s charting in the market will come as a welcome surprise for Brown fans as past legal troubles have seen him unable to promote music in the country physically.

However, it seems his absence has made the hearts of British fans grow fonder as his success with this single comes after 2013’s ‘Loyal’ was certified Gold in the market for sales of over 400,000 units.

More good news below…


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Chart Check: Rihanna Rises On Hot 100 While Drake Dominates Billboard 200 With Surprise Album


At the rate Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney are moving, it looks more like they’re ‘FourFiveSeconds’ to hitting #1 on the Hot 100 with their modern day pop-folk single.  Giving McCartney his first top 5 on the chart in 31 years, the song is slowly, but surely creeping to the top spot.

But, as the week has evidenced, such creep will be no easy feat.

As the tally’s refreshing shows, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ hitmaker Bruno Mars appears to be locked in the #1 spot and has clocked yet another week on the chart’s perch with ‘Uptown Funk.’  In fact, reigning in lucky week number 7, the run gives him his longest reign at the top – besting his former longest reign ‘Heaven’ by 1 week.

Elsewhere, on album charts, it comes as no surprise that Drake‘s surprise album ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ is #1 with over 535,000 united moved its inaugural week (495,000 of those are pure album sales).  To put this into context, Beyonce’s self-titled surprise moved 617,000 units in a little over 3 days, but could at least later boast physical copy sales in its tally.

Drake’s sales are expected to be relatively sustained over the next week but, unlike Bey, will not have any physical retailer as its considered a “mixtape.”  Furthermore, Drizzy’s reign atop the Billboard 200 enters him in history books as only the second hip hop act to see his first 4 albums debut at #1 (DMX is the first).

Enough chatter, tuck in below to see this week’s refreshed Hot 100 and Billboard 200 lists below:


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Chart Check: Rihanna Threatens Mariah Carey & Janet Jackson Singles’ Record As New Song Soars Into Top 10


While Sam seethes, it becomes evident yet again that the Rihanna reign simply will not let up.

For, after the Bajan beauty delivered a critically acclaimed vocal showing of her Paul McCartney & Kanye West-assisted hit ‘FourFiveSeconds’ at the 2015 Grammy Awards, she joined Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith as having the week’s top sales gains as a result of the showing.

Blasting right into the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 not even a month after the tune’s release, Ri’s latest traipse into the chart’s upper rankings not only sees her threaten another slew of legendary Hot 100 stats, but also sees her three steps away from adding her name to history books for another singles’ accomplishment.

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Chart Check: Bruno Mars Continues To Rock Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Uptown Funk’


Bruno Mars continue to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 this week, casting a ‘Funky’ shadow over his rivals with the jam ‘Uptown Funk.

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Chart Check: Nicki Minaj Close To Trumping Taylor Swift Hot 100 Record As Country Star Loosens Grip On Billboard 200’s Top Spot

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This week’s Hot 100 and Billboard 200 saw little movement in their respective top 10s, but elsewhere on the charts, the shakeups are making history.

As her album ‘The PinkPrint’ continues to leave its mark on album charts’ upper ranking, Nicki Minaj is seeing her latest release – ‘Truffle Butter’ ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – edge her closer to surpassing chart titan Taylor Swift‘s status for entries on the Hot 100.

Becoming the rapstress’s 60th mention on the tally, only Swift (66) and Aretha Franklin (73) block her ability to claim the title of “most entries on the Hot 100 by a female.”  Her Young Money co-stars, Drake & Wayne, also have reason to rejoice as ‘Truffle’s trek up charts lands them in Hot 100 history books as well.

“Lil Wayne logs his 124th entry, second only to the cast of Fox’s Glee‘s record 207. Drake makes his 74th visit, tying late icon Ray Charles for sixth place…” (source)

The good tidings bring the trio a much needed distraction from their growing label drama, but tuck in below to see who else is celebrating for chart moves on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 this week:


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Katy Perry Reveals She’s Studying Beyonce For Superbowl Performance Tips

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“She’s like five notches above me, and those levels are compounded in difficulty.”

The quote above was pulled from Billboard’s recent sit down with pop sex kitten Katy Perry as she readies her highly anticipated Super Bowl showing (February 1st) by studying the 2013 outing of Beyonce.

Following in the top-rated, show-stopping footsteps of Madonna, Bey, and Bruno Mars, the ‘Dark Horse’ diva knows that pressure is riding high for her to match or surpass their epic performances.  To at least put her best foot forward, Katy shared that she’s consulted (in one way or the other) her most recent halftime show predecessors and is using a number of tricks to prepare for this Sunday.

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Chart Check: Meghan Trainor Hits #1 With Debut Album / Taylor Swift Certified 4x Platinum


It seems as though what Meghan Trainor is really all about is clocking #1s.

For, after pop superstar Beyonce passed on the female empowerment song ‘All About That Bass,’ Trainor took the tune to the top of the Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks.  Now, fans looking for the Massachusetts-bred songbird’s album on charts shouldn’t look anywhere but up as she’s currently perched atop the Billboard 200 with her debut ‘Title.’

Besting initial reports of 220,000 first week sales by nearly 20,000, the burgeoning diva saw her first title on the tally zoom to #1 on the wings of 238,000 units sold.  This, just days before word had it country pop princess Taylor Swift saw her blockbuster ‘1989’ album edge past the 4 million mark.

If you were wondering when was the last time an album shifted 4 million copies in the U.S. you shouldn’t be surprised to know that it was when Swift did it herself a year ago with ‘Red.’

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