As Billboard reports, Amazon MP3 has made the bold move to drop the price of certain album downloads to $1.99. One of the chosen few includes Bruno Mars’ sophomore LP, Unorthodox Jukebox, currently sitting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 list…
The development could bump the album’s sales enough to earn the Hawaiian crooner his first ever number one album.
Since his introduction in 2010, Mars has already had an impressive amount of success under Billboard’s radar.
Here’s a brief rundown on some of Mars’ most successful albums and singles. (Numbers are based solely on U.S. charts.)
- Doo-Wops & Hooligan — 2010: peaked at No. 3; 117 weeks on the chart; 1.8M sales.
- Unorthodox Jukebox — 2012: peaked at No. 2; six weeks on the chart; 731K sales.
- It's Better If You Don't Understand (EP) — 2010: peaked at No. 99; one week on the chart; 27K sales.
Billboard Hot 100:
- “Just the Way You Are” (Urban Hits 2012): peaked at No. 1; 48 weeks on the chart.
- “Locked Out of Heaven” (Unorthodox Jukebox): peaked at No. 1; 17 weeks on the chart.
- “It Will Rain” (Now, Vol. 42): peaked at No. 3; 29 weeks on the chart.
- “The Lazy Song” (NRJ Hits, Vol. 15): peaked at No. 4; 27 weeks on the chart.
- “Marry You” (Chérie FM: Summer 2012): peaked at No. 85; 9 weeks on the chart.
- “When I Was Your Man” (Unorthodox Jukebox): peaked at No. 62; three weeks on the chart.
- “Grenade” (Keep Calm and Stay Cosy): peaked at No. 85; 36 weeks on the chart
Mars will headline KIISFM's Wango Tango at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles on May 11th. The show will feature sets by Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Flo Rida and Fall Out Boy. More info on the full lineup is available here.