American singer Bruno Mars has topped both the singles and albums charts in the UK this week, increasing his huge popularity.
Mars’ single ‘Grenade‘ retains the top spot for the second week running, holding off tough competition from the likes of Adele at number two, P Diddy at number four and Britney Spears, whose comeback single ‘Hold It Against Me‘ debuted at number six, which is surprising considering the amount of hype that’s been surrounding the song, however it is likely to climb.
Else where in the singles chart, Jessie J maintains a strong position at number three with her debut single ‘Do It Like A Dude’, and another ‘big for 2011’ artist, Wretch 32, who charts at number five with the song ‘Traktor‘.
Bruno’s debut album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans‘ lands straight in at number one on the other side of the charts this week, knocking Rihanna’s fifth effort ‘Loud‘ into second place, after dominating the UK charts in recent weeks.
Another new entry in the album charts comes from rock band White Lies with their second album ‘Ritual’, which charted at number three, following on from their impressive debut album which hit the number one spot. Adele’s debut album ‘19‘ also re-appears in the top ten this week at number eight, ahead of the release of her new album ‘21‘ out tomorrow.
Though I’m not a huge fan of Bruno Mars, it would be hard to dismiss his talent and deny that he has been extremely successful in his career so far, and I think he will go on to achieve big things.
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