As reported, Bruno Mars danced to the top of the single and album tally on iTunes following his show-stopping performance at the 2016 American Music Awards last night.
It appears the momentum is proving advantageous to sales of the ’24k Magic’ LP.
Because the set is now on-course to best initial projections.
After one day on sale, the album was revealed to be eyeing first week US numbers to the tune of 150-160k SPS / 120k in pure sales.
Now, the good folk over at Hits Daily Double have revised their estimate upwards.
Hence, as at writing, Bruno’s lift looks a little like this:
200-210k SPS / 175-185k Pure Sales
The figure may not be enough to snag the #1 spot from Metallica (who are now eyeing 315k SPS), but it will see the 30-year-old best the 192k opening of 2012’s ‘Unorthodox Jukebox.’
What’s more, if indeed the numbers he’s on-track to amass, he’ll earn his best first week sales to date.
Go Mr Mars! More than deserved!