February 9, 2014


Bruno Mars Dominating Charts Post Electric Super Bowl Show

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Pretty much ever since it was announced last September that Bruno Mars was officially plucked to play the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, the music world has had Bruno-anticipation-fever.

Luckily, the "Grenade" singer (ahem) blew up expectations and killed it last week with a performance that garnered more viewers than any other halftime show in Super Bowl history.

Now the newly re-pompadoured singer is continuing his explosive streak by blowing up the Billboard charts—again.

Billboard is reporting that Mars' now over one year old mega hit album Unorthodox Jukebox is on track to sell 70,000 to 80,000 copies for the tracking week of February 9 and is headed towards one of the top three spots.

That means the soulful crooner's quick footwork, palpable energy and (lest we forget!) stellar drumming skills on the football field convinced seemingly every remaining American that wasn't already a Bruno fan to get with it already.

In addition to Jukebox, the "Locked Out of Heaven" singer's first LP Doo-Wops & Hooligans saw a dramatic bump.

Someone (with an exquisite coif) is smiling right now.

And we're guessing the Red Hot Chili Peppers are all collectively sighing with relief that Bruno went out of his way to convince them to join him on stage despite their initial apprehension.

Sighing is decidedly preferable to kicking the crap out of oneself.