‘Uptown Funk’: Bruno Mars Rocks ‘Billboard Hot 100’ With Infectious New Single

Published: Friday 2nd Jan 2015 by David


With 2015 set to bring new releases from the likes of Usher, Jeremih and Elijah Blake, Pop’s Bruno Mars flies the flag for Pop princes on the ‘Billboard Hot 100‘ this week!

Indeed, as Taylor Swift‘s ‘Blank Space‘ tops the chart for a seventh week, Mars’ new single ‘Uptown Funk‘ has leapt to #2 on the chart, earning itself a new peak position in the US after it surpassed the 400,000 unit sold mark in the United Kingdom!

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Lifted from Mark Ronson‘s new album ‘Uptown Special‘, Mars‘ success with the song makes him one of many entertainers celebrating good news this week.

For, as Iggy Azalea‘s ‘Beg For It‘ creeps closer to sales of 500,000 units without a supporting music video, Elijah Blake‘s latest EP ‘Drift’ reached sales of 12,000 units this week, selling “quietly” with the help of its supporting songs ‘Strange Fruit‘ and ‘Black Whiskey.’

Elsewhere, Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass‘ spends its 10th week on the ‘Hot 100’ at #4, while Ariana Grande’s ‘Love Me Harder‘ slips to #11.

On a global tip, Lady GaGa‘s ‘Cheek to Cheek‘ reaches sales of 870,000 units while the aforementioned Taylor Swift sees her latest album ‘1989’ lock lips with the 5,121,000 figure!

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  1. Bruno Martian January 2, 2015

    When will Usher???

    • Confessions Of A Good Kisser January 2, 2015

      When will WhoKnows Mars sell 25 mill with one album?

  2. truthtea January 2, 2015

    Bruno Martian-

    Usher has already rocked the charts with multiple hits and albums so take yo sh*t somewhere else!

  3. Navy Nick January 2, 2015

    Ok Usher is legend!!! I LOVE BRUNO, and this song is EPIC!!! Please take #2, blank space is old news now, time for a new single tswift…

  4. Mark111 January 2, 2015

    When I say this song is my JAM!

  5. Lydia January 2, 2015

    Elijah better slay with those sales.

  6. Draggin4MrsCarter January 2, 2015

    Bruno! Bruno! Bruno! Congrats to Elijah Blake, I didn’t know he was that popular.

  7. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 2, 2015

    Ugh. What’s with the short ass articles. These people say they have degrees in their bios, but we get preschool-level writing. Clearly they attract readers to comment because that was just poor writing.
    Anyway, congrats to Bruno Mars. I like song, but I don’t like his 70s/80s look. His angle is not doing it for me, but he stays winning.

    • Uptown Bizzle January 2, 2015

      Short? I count five or six paragraphs sis.

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 2, 2015

        Whoa! It’s either my web browser is fuckked up or they just added the rest. When I decided to comment, it ended at “…400,000 unit sold mark in the United Kingdom!”

    • Danna January 2, 2015

      Is your computer broken?

  8. Bruno Martian January 2, 2015

    Is that why he’s chasing trends by making mediocre music with basic rapper’s like Migos?? Don’t fool yourself, Usher is thirsty for another hit.

  9. Kelis Is Here 2015 January 2, 2015

    I’m not surprised by Elijah’s sales 2bh. He isn’t relevant to the mainstream but he has a small following.

  10. OVOElijah January 2, 2015

    OMG! King!!

    • Lana Tropicana January 2, 2015

      Congrats hunny.

  11. Don’t Phunk With My Ferg January 2, 2015

    Elijah sold 12k? That’s not bad for someone at his level 2bh.

  12. Taylor’s Swift January 2, 2015

    Bruno is better than JT and Usher imo.

  13. Mark111 January 2, 2015

    Lol at the gap between Taylor Swift and Gags WW sales. Elijah is so meh to me.

    • OVOElijah January 2, 2015

      Why?!!! Your taste in music is so good i thought you would love him.

      • Mark111 January 2, 2015

        I like a few songs on his first ep. But he has yet to show me what so special about him. Idk, maybe he’s holding out for his album that Def Jam is still pushing back. From what Iheard so far, he’s not different from the rest. Him and Luke James.

  14. 2 For Tinashe January 2, 2015

    Gratz to Bruno and Elijah.

  15. OVOElijah January 2, 2015

    I had to take a moment girls. Yeah i know his sales are low compared to your faves but 12k for someone who isn’t all that known by the gp is hella awesome. I’m so happy for my boo.

  16. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 2, 2015

    Lol @ Cheap Too Cheap’s WW sales. Where’s Rosie?

    • Rosie January 2, 2015

      Isn’t Barbra’s “Partners”, another standards album, at over 1.4 million worldwide with 1/16th the promo? Didn’t Tony’s last album sell twice as much at Ashes To Ashes?
      “…b-bu-but jazz! Queen of Pop!!!1”

  17. NickiBeenBad January 2, 2015

    So Elijah is about to catch up with Iggy Azalea’s Reclassified sales? I f****** can’t!

    • Natalia Thrills January 2, 2015

      I noticed it too but didn’t wanna say s*** in case her stans started crying.

  18. Highway Unicorn January 2, 2015

    Has Shades of Cool gone s*** stain yet?

    • Rosie January 2, 2015

      Shades Of Cool wasn’t even a single. Worry about F.A.G. going paper. Kii at it not even selling 100K worldwide.

      • Confessions Of A Good Kisser January 2, 2015

        Wait? Shades of Cool wasn’t a single? So she shot the video for fun? I can’t even.

      • Rosie January 3, 2015

        Ask Beyonce who shot a video for every song on self-titled and B’Day.
        It was never released as a single, only as an instant grat for those who preordered.

  19. Azealia Bankable January 2, 2015

    Two surprises.

    1. Elijah basically about to outsell Reclassified.
    2. Taylor is still number one with that basic ass song.

    • Mark111 January 2, 2015

      I like Blank Space, but am I the only one that thinks it sounds like a Lorde song?

      • Rosie January 2, 2015

        It sounds just like a Borde song. Death at no one pointing out on any of the reviews along with multiple articles/fans pointing out how Wildest Dreams sounds like Without You. Really shows how basic and replaceable Borde’s sound truly is.

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 2, 2015

      And they call the likes of Kenya and Romagna illuminati. What is Taylor Swift when she’s selling, while others are not doing so great.

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 2, 2015

        *Kanye and *Rihanna. Dammit autocorrect!!!!

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT January 2, 2015

        My phone hates my faves.

  20. DanYiel Teflon January 2, 2015

    Y’all amaze me just like THE FUC*ING MUSIC WHO CARES ABOUT THE OTHER BULLS*IT!! Bruno Sounds Good & I like his Soulful Look!!

  21. Fairy J Blige January 2, 2015

    Rosie will run in here to drag Gaga forgetting that UV is flopping harder than viagra pill stand at a lesbian convention.

    • Rosie January 2, 2015

      But Mary J. Blidge can’t go Kleenex even while clinging to Sam Smith?

  22. Mila Slay January 2, 2015

    Let’s get this F****** straight. EB is almost neck on neck with Refloppified?

  23. ChakaYonce January 2, 2015

    Is it wrong that I wanna stan for Elijah after seeing his sales?

  24. Commander Katy January 2, 2015

    I wonder when Beyonce will learn to sell like Taylor.

    • TheElusiveLamb January 2, 2015

      She already has. I wonder if Katy will get talent before the SuperBowl or will she rely on the same routine: cleavage for kindergarteners, colorful microphone with off key singing, and stiff dancing on the choruses with a Super Woman pose on the verses…

  25. Authentic Rih Rih January 2, 2015

    The thing about Elijah is that his first ep is better than his new one which is annoying to me cos he’s more known now than he was when the first came out.
    If his album sounds like the first ep i’ll buy it but if it sounds like the new one he can forget about it.

    • Vision Of Mimi January 2, 2015

      Ding Ding Ding! The only song I liked on drift is strange fruit.

  26. Rosie January 2, 2015

    Wow Taylor truly saved pop music in 2014. Can’t wait for Style to slaughter the charts soon.

  27. TheElusiveLamb January 2, 2015

    Taylor Swift sales tho >>>
    That’s really good for Elijah. He’s so cute.
    Bruno is a breath of fresh air in this current industry. I’m so happy he’s successful.

  28. CherylSoldierr January 2, 2015

    Pressed flip flopping b**** is still tgj’s top commenter even after UV, TNC and all her InDiEEeE faves flopped with AccLAiMmM. Not this sell out b**** switching from gaga to beyonce to llama. Screaming.

    • Mark111 January 2, 2015

      How many units Only Human sold so far?

    • Rosie January 3, 2015

      Lana flopping when Chav still hasn’t sold 60K worldwide with all those hits and promo? Lana sold more than Only Human’s total UK sales during her “flop” era with just preorders.

      • CherylSoldierr January 3, 2015

        What kind of desperate lie? Why won’t your a$$ address the fact that you flip flopped from gaga to beyonce and now to taylor swift? Why were you stanning for gaga before artpop? Why were you dragging bey before self titled? Why are you suddenly stanning for taylor when iggy and lana are flopping? Answer me b**** lmfao! Cheryl had a successful era with records broken. When will lana?

      • Rosie January 3, 2015

        Blah blah blah. And you obviously haven’t been here that long because I was supporting Bey AND Taylor LOOONG before your pressed ass perched in here. Ask the Taylor stan, I was stanning for her old albums (especially Speak Now & Fearless) before your b**** ass even existed. Receipts of me dragging Bey? Like I said you obviously haven’t been here long because I was defending Bey from the Navy since I started commenting.
        And where’s my lie about Chav’s sales? TWO #1 hits, CONSTANT and WEEKLY promo from the #2 most watched show in the UK, and the b**** can only do 21K first week. Lana did 38K there when her only promo was Glastonbury (which isn’t even televised so save it with the b*******). But you dragged her for those “flop” numbers when Lana outsold OH’s total to date WW with her preorders? She did over 40K in them alone in the US. Just accept the fact that you’re pressed and Chav can’t even outsell a “flop” indie/alternative act even while sucking Simon Cowell’s d*** – oops, I meant begging him to come back to the X Factor.

      • CherylSoldierr January 3, 2015

        Stupid b**** w your stupid 2009 drags. Yes, cheryl holds the number one RECORD. Lana has never and will never chart a number 1. And kii at that stupid promo excuse. There was none. 3 tv appearances, that’s it f**. The X factor wasn’t promoting her album every week you dumb b**** lmao. But, you WERE dragging bey after 4. You ARE clinging to taylor now that iggy and lana are flopping. Your a$$ NEVER brought her up before. You WERE stanning for gaga before artpop. You’re the fakest b**** on here so it’s such a kii when you try it w other fan bases. Go back to the gutter you beetlejuice trash box sludge lookin b****.

  29. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! January 3, 2015

    7 weeks at the top for taylor swift, and the single sold over 500,000 last week!

  30. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! January 3, 2015

    WW sales: @taylorswift13, “1989” 502,000 (5,121,000 total).


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