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!
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!