Bruno Mars jumps up a couple of places to land the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart with his second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” the album also gaining its second Top 10 single this week too, as “When I Was Your Man” jumped up to No.6, with the first single from the set “Locked Out of Heaven” (HP-4) dropping a few places to No.12.
It took his debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (TW-51) fourteen weeks to reach its peak of No.2 in the fourth week of 2011 (24-Jan), but the new set does it in its fifth week on the chart, it is also newly certified Platinum (▲) in sales.
“Unorthodox Jukebox” becomes the 659th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2013) and the 518th for ARIA (1983 to 2013). It’s also the first time that either the words ‘Unorthodox’ or ‘Jukebox’ have appeared in a No.1 album title.
Bruno Mars becomes the 135th American performer to land a No.1 album in Australia with the 240th number one album performed by an American artist.
Bruno is also 40th American Male artist to score a chart-topping album, the last US Male being John Mayer back in June of 2012. Also “Unorthodox Jukebox” becomes the 182nd No.1 album by a Solo Male performer.
It’s a double-header for the Atlantic/Warner label this week, as Bruno becomes the 17th Atlantic label act to top the Australian charts, but sitting at No.2 for a second week is his UK label-mate Ed Sheeran with his “+” album (now 2x▲) who was the 15th Atlantic artist to reach No.1 here.
Summer in Australia is a bounty for cinema goers, as they try to escape the heat by submerging themselves in front of the air-conditioned silver-screen, and that in-turn makes people buying the soundtracks, and this week we have two such albums scoring new peaks within the Top 10.