And The Sales Are In: Bruno Mars ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ Sold…

Published: Tuesday 18th Dec 2012 by David

After breaking the record for being the UK’s fastest selling solo album of 2012, Bruno Mars’ US sales for ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ have arrived today. Want to know what the ‘Grenade’ singer sold this week?

First week numbers below…

First Week Number: 187,339 units

Chart Position: #2


Of course, while his countless hits released since 2010’s ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ should have ensured he pulled in Drake esque numbers, these first week numbers will come as a pleasant reminder of his commercial power, for both he and his fans.

Sure, while we were expecting him to shift a little more than he did, it should be noted that ‘Hooligans’ arrived with 55,000 copies in first week, but went onto move 1,800,000 units in the US and over 1 million units in the UK. A fact, many should be more aware of.

So, if prior sales runs are anything to go by, Bruno is set to fare very well with ‘Jukebox’- if it follows ‘Hooligans’ slow but consisten sales trend. Either way, whatever it goes on to do, Mars remains one of Pop’s strongest contributors- boasting a dedication to his craft many of his contemporaries could learn from.

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  1. B. Hill December 18, 2012

    Oh well. I didn’t buy it, so I don’t care.

    In happier news, Rihanna’s wack ass album slid down to #15! 😆 Unaflopogetic is about to rule discount bins in ’13!

    • kingbey December 18, 2012

      Lol u r not being serious y do american dislike rihanna so much

      • La-Quisha. December 19, 2012

        its because shes tasteless.

  2. Evan December 18, 2012

    But you shaded Rih for selling 238,000? What’s the big deal? I dont see anything wrong with Bruno’s first week numbers. I think its pretty good these days. SO i DEFINITELY don’t see anything wrong with selling 238k.

    • unnami December 18, 2012

      Phillip Phillips: +1%, Rihanna – 14%; I am laughing so hard rright now. ahahaha

    • aishaaguilerakeys December 18, 2012

      Rihanna sold that much after almost a decade of longetivity and seven albums, while Bruno Mars’ first album was released last year and he managed to sell almost 200k copies the first week with just the second album. NOW do u get it ?

      • Evan December 18, 2012

        Listen, she was a newcomer that wasn’t selling that much when she FIRST came out in 2005 when people STILL BOUGHT ALBUMS for the most part instead of illegally downloading s***. She wasn’t as big as she is now back then. She happened to start peaking in her career (From Good Girl Gone bad and on) when our world economy declined and people started to buy albums less and less. This is a situation that even Rita Ora will have to deal with. Rita has good music but with the internet and illegal downloads and this economy, its going to be even harder to sale 150k by the time she reaches her peak. The Music industry just isn’t the same anymore.

    • quetta December 18, 2012

      Are you serious? Her stans ruled her a global act. A global act doesn’t. Sell 238! She sold less than what they predicted.

  3. unnami December 18, 2012

    Phillip Phillips: +1%, Rihanna – 14%; I am laughing so hard rright now.

  4. HeHaHeHa December 18, 2012

    Right direction.

    Who gives a damn about “Drake numbers” its Hip Hop vs. Pop…. Stupid comparison.

    • mobwife: Mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 18, 2012

      I agree in that YMCMB purchases CDs of its top artists and Bruno is now being shoved into the R&B category (see The Peoples Choice Awards). The media-music industry shenanigans tend to dictate CD sells as well!

  5. mobwife: Mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 18, 2012

    Doo-Wops & Hooligans was just that CD tho!! 🙂

    Unfortunately, I’ve not heard one song that I can honestly say has grabbed me like the endless stream of hits Doo-Wops & Hooligans produced! I wish him well with his new effort.

  6. aishaaguilerakeys December 18, 2012

    Congrats. I actually thought he’d do less, around 50,000, so 150 k + is great, especially given the type of music he makes in this generic Pop industry.

    • ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 18, 2012

      I agree with you.

    • Queen Minaj December 18, 2012


      • King B>Rihanna December 18, 2012

        He is Pop but it is elevated from a basic or generic level.

  7. theman December 18, 2012

    These are still really good numbers for him. He exceeded previous sales expectations.

  8. Pretty in Pink December 18, 2012

    Not a fan of his latest album, but congrats to him! Congrats to Rihanna who is edging closer and closer to the GOLD mark! (Currently 430k sold).

    Congrats to Rihanna and Alicia (296k sold thus far) for being the only black females in the top 20!!!

  9. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 18, 2012

    Congrats to Bruno, he deserved it.

  10. OMG (Celine Dion) December 18, 2012

    Liked his album the first one is the best!

  11. Nay nay December 18, 2012


  12. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2012

    Taylor swift stays at number 1 selling anothr 203,000 copies in her 8th week! Also spending her 5 non consecutive week at number 1!!

  13. Suicide Blonde December 18, 2012

    The album is great, to me this is his first album, the first one was so x.

  14. Honestly December 18, 2012

    I bought it

  15. Auntie_Jackie December 18, 2012

    GREAT for him! Smashed.

  16. Monstarebel December 18, 2012

    Good for Bruno xoxo

  17. Pop Royalty December 18, 2012

    his album is QUALITY.

  18. CHUDDS December 18, 2012

    I prefer Doo Wops :-/

  19. Queen Minaj December 18, 2012

    but he is going to flop
    albums are not selling as before 🙁

  20. Hilly December 18, 2012

    His album is great! Treasure is on repeat!

    • Pop Royalty December 18, 2012

      Yas ! My fav song , so MJ-Inspired Kind of track.

  21. King B>Rihanna December 18, 2012

    Yes my baby get that money to feed your household.

  22. PRINCE MACHIAVEL December 18, 2012

    Congrats Bru Bru!!! You Deseves More Honey, What A Talented Dude, Love Him!!!!!!!!

  23. JOHNVIDAL December 19, 2012

    I´m happy cos he exceeded predictions. Still wish these type of talented artists could sell even more. Not just Taylor Swift and One Direction 🙁

  24. MR BLACK MAN December 19, 2012

    He is overrated, fake MJ. No need for me to troll.

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