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.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-wops & Hooligans’
Five Hundredth Second-Week Sales (SPS): 6,800 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.