Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Bruno Mars’ ‘Hooligans’ Holds Record for Longest-Charting Debut Album

Published: Saturday 23rd Jan 2021 by Rashad

With two Diamond singles to its credit (‘Just the Way You Are’ and ‘Grenade’) as well as major GRAMMY nods at the 2012 ceremony for its content (Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, etc), Bruno Mars‘ explosive 2010 debut album, ‘Doo-wops & Hooligans’ is one of the most celebrated debut albums of all time.

Over a decade after debuting and peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200, its ongoing success is proving that acclaim isn’t limited to critics.

More inside:

Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-wops & Hooligans’

Five Hundredth Second-Week Sales (SPS):  6,800 units

Five Hundredth Second-Week Sales (Pure): 300 units

Billboard 200 Position:  #128

Just three months after being certified 6x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – an achievement that signals sales equivalence of 6 million units in the United States alone – the top of 2021 brought news ‘Hooligans’ had maintained presence on the Billboard 200 for a whopping 500 weeks.

Found at #128 on the refreshed chart, this week’s tally marks the 502nd time the album was printed among the country’s best-selling 200 albums.

Overall, only eight other acts have spent at least 500 weeks on the chart with one of their albums (as of time reported): Pink Floyd (‘The Dark Side of the Moon’), Bob Marley and the Wailers’ (‘Legend’), Journey (‘Greatest Hits’), Metallica (‘Metallica: The Album’), Guns N’ Roses’ (‘Greatest Hits’), Eminem (‘Curtain Call: The Hits’), Nirvana (‘Nevermind’), and Creedence Clearwater Revival (‘Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits’).  However, once Mars hit the 500-week mark on the hitlist his project became the longest-running DEBUT.

As we congratulate Bruno on the astounding achievement, look below to see who occupies the tally’s topmost quadrant on this week’s TGJ Chart Check:  Billboard 200 edition.

Billboard 200 This Week

[sales info collected from Penske Media’s independent analytics company Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music]

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 23, 2021

    I’m a fan of Bruno but he seems seeing Abel is a huge threat right now. Where’s he hiding now? Is he gonna wait for Abel’s after hours era finished and drop some new music finally?? 💅🏿💅🏿

  2. Clarks0o0ñ January 23, 2021

    This album debuted at number 3

    Longevity is more important than peak position

    • Klutch January 23, 2021

      Yeah something that cameltoe k owes absolutely nothing about. You tried it h0£

    • Tori January 24, 2021

      Yet, your every post pertaining to Camilla is about peak positions and and streaming numbers???? Camilla has now longevity, all her songs and albums come and go, even if Epic Records have to go bankrupt.

  3. WRTW? January 23, 2021

    I see evermore white dropped this week

  4. twhyy blacc bitc>hhzz January 23, 2021

    We love you DONALD Trump

    • C**-ila January 23, 2021

      We? It must be you and the voices inside your head 😂

  5. Tori January 24, 2021

    I remember when this album first came out. It has so many layers to it and it’s a great showcase of musicality. For it to be released in 2010, alot of the songs really still sound fresh, only a few feel dated. He has really grown up from his debut but everything he’s done since still has a little piece of Doo-Wop in it, lol. “Our First Time” was cute with him trying to be s***.

  6. Susan Ward January 24, 2021

    Congratulations to Bruno Mars and the Hooligans the album and all of your songs are great!!!!!!!!

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