Bruno Mars takes home the title of fastest selling solo album of the year with new release Unorthodaox Jukebox
Bruno Mars brings home the fastest selling solo album of 2012 as second album Unorthodox Jukebox debuts at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with huge sales of 136,000.
Unorthodox Jukebox, which features the Mark Ronson-produced single Locked Out Of Heaven, is the follow-up to 2010’s chart-topping Doo-Wops & Hooligans, the third biggest selling album of last year.
Mars leads an all-male Top 3 this week, Olly Murs’s Right Place Right Time jumps two places since midweek to the Number 2 spot, while Michael Buble’s Christmas album rests at 3. The seasonal shopping effect is evident this week as, joined by Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (4), all four of today’s Top 4 albums break the 100,000 sales barrier, amassing welcome festive sales of nearly half a million copies between them this week alone.
Rod Stewart’s Merry Christmas, Baby completes the albums Top 5.
In addition to Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox (1), there is one other new entry on today’s Official Albums Chart Top 40.
Tre, the third instalment of Green Day’s new trilogy of albums is new in at Number 31. The previous two albums in the series, Uno and Dos, peaked earlier this autumn at Number 2 and 10, respectively.
The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Top 100 in full after 7PM.
|1||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|2||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|4||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|5||MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY||ROD STEWART|
|6||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|8||THE VERY BEST OF||NEIL DIAMOND|
|9||TAKE THE CROWN||ROBBIE WILLIAMS|
|10||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||PINK|
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