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.