Chart Check [Hot 100]: Bruno Mars Makes History With ‘That’s What I Like’s Ascension To #1

Published: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 by Rashad

It’s a great time to be Bruno Mars.

In addition to seeing his name penciled at the top of the Hot 100 thanks to his latest hit single, ‘That’s What I Like’ (as we reported here), the singer/songwriter – courtesy of ‘Like’s ongoing success – is also seeing his moniker etched in history books (again).  As if selling over 100 million singles in just 7 years wasn’t enough, as of this week Mars:

  • …is the first male solo artist this century to nab a Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit from his first three studio albums
  • …has more #1 singles than any other male act this decade (7) and trails behind Rihanna‘s (9) and Katy Perry‘s (8) in the overall count.
  • …has the second-most #1 singles of any male act this century, trailing Usher‘s (8)

The feats above only scratch the surface of the Hawaiian hitmaker’s Hot 100 success.  But, while we’re sure Team Mars is busy celebrating, he shouldn’t get too comfortable as threats from the position’s two previous tenants – Kendrick Lamar (‘Humble’) and Ed Sheeran (‘Shape of You’) – are still very much real.  Until we find out how ‘Like’ held up against the competition next week, we invite you to see who else joins the trio of male acts on this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check:  Hot 100.

Billboard Hot 100 This Week


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  1. IG: @mixedboy May 3, 2017

    Who are these people on this chart? ??‍♂️

    • JOHNVIDAL May 4, 2017

      LOL That´s what I always think when I watch any of these singles charts for these last… 10 years? LMAO Sad. At least Bruno is on top with real talent this week.

    • SMH May 4, 2017

      Lmao my thought exactly.

  2. Lmfao_Hoe May 3, 2017

    Bruno ❤ I wonder what the next single will be ?

  3. Meme May 3, 2017

    Well deserved. I think people wrote his album off too early just because it didn’t catch on immediately like the weekend…good music always last longer. The weekends album is already forgotten. Bruno still has plenty fuel on that album

  4. DanYiel Iman May 3, 2017

    He makes great music & I like it!! ♥️?

  5. Jamon May 4, 2017

    I don’t recognize hardly anyone on the chart, plus it’s mostly males. Where are the women?

  6. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! May 4, 2017

    James Arthur should be in the top 10 already!

  7. Honda Accord May 4, 2017

    Wow the men have taken over billboard! Just a few years ago the top 20 was mostly women.

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  9. gina May 4, 2017

    i’m glad for his success. especially since everyone kept saying the weeknd was gonna end him. looks like its the other way around lol.

  10. Terrance J May 4, 2017

    I’m only familiar with Drake, Kendrick, Ed, and Bruno. I don’ t know the others. Where are the women?

  11. Omar May 4, 2017

    Where is the cure (Lady gaga) on the chart ?

  12. @ASAPicon May 4, 2017

    Waiting for him and Janet to duet! and slay the children!

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