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Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox has been out since December, but the album had yet to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. However, a recent Amazon MP3 sale propelled the album to the top spot for this week.
Last week, Unorthodox Jukebox, which has the hit “Locked Out Of Heaven” on it, was priced at $1.99 for a day. The sale also helped Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist reach No. 4.
According to Billboard, Nielsen SoundScan numbers show that Unorthodox Jukebox sold 96,000 copies. Since the album has been out for over four weeks, Billboard could include sales at less than $3.49 per copy. Had Amazon not held a sale, the album would have sold only 48,000 copies, which would have put it behind this week’s No. 2 album, Amok’s Atoms for Peace. That album sold 50,000 copies in its first week.
Mumford & Son’s Babel hit No. 3 with 43,000 copies sold. The Heist sold 42,000 copies, which put it at No. 4. The new album from the Australian Hillsong Church’s Hillsong United, Zion, debuted at No. 5 with 34,000 copies.
The rest of the Top 10 features:
Now 45 - 33,000 copies
The Lumineers - 30,000
Josh Groban’s All That Echoes - 29,000
Rihanna’s Unapologetic - 29,000
Adele’s 21 - 27,000
Reuters reports that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” topped the digital Songs chart again with 326,000 downloads. The track has held the top spot for eight straight weeks now.