US Charts: Bruno Mars, T.I. & Mariah Carey Make Moves

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    Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ single cover.

    The holiday season is generally known for several things: breaking our diets, spending time with annoying relatives and gift-giving. As a result of the last of those activities, music sales surge, and the moves on US charts by Bruno Mars, T.I. and Mariah Carey prove it.

    Mars maintained a tight grip on the Billboard Hot 100 peak with “Locked Out of Heaven” this week while achieving a very impressive feat. The song has simultaneously topped that chart as well as the Hot 100 Airplay, Hot Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs tallies, thus becoming the first track in history to rule all four major lineups.

    Over on the Billboard 200, T.I’s Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head has opened at #2 behind Taylor Swift’s Red album. The former sold 179K copies in its first frame and topped the 160K moved by T’I’s previous effort, No Mercy, which has thus far sold 589K in the US since December 2010

    Finally, Carey’s recurring hit “All I Want for Christmas is You” has climbed to a new peak on the Hot 100. After 18 years since its initial release, the song has vaulted to #21 on the ranking. Earlier this month, it reentered the Hot 100 for a then highest ever position at #29.

    See the other leading releases in the top 10 of both Billboard 200 and the Hot 100 below:

    Billboard 200

    1. Taylor Swift – Red – 276K (total: 2.87)

    2. T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head – 179K (debut)

    3. Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox – 178K (total: 370K)

    4. One Direction – Take Me Home – 177K (total: 1.22 M)

    5. Michael Buble – Christmas – 148K (total: 3.03 M)

    6. Rod Stewart – Merry Christmas, Baby – 113K (total: 823K)

    7. Phillip Phillips – The World From the Side of the Moon – 78K (total: 475K)

    8. Mumford & Sons – Babel – 93K (total: 1.39 M)

    9. Various Artists – 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief – 82K (debut)

    10. Various Artists – Now 44 – 80K (total: 469K)

    Billboard Hot 100

    1. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”

    2. Rihanna – “Diamonds”

    3. Lumineers – “Ho Hey”

    4. Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

    5. Justin Bieber – “Beauty & a Beat (Ft. Nicki Minaj)”

    6. Ke$ha – “Die Young”

    7. Maroon 5 – “One More Night”

    8. Flo Rida – “I Cry”

    9. Phillip Phillips – “Home”

    10. Macklemore and Lewis – “Thrift Shop”

    Watch the video for Mars’ ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ below:

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