Well, it looks like Bruno Mars’ reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart has come to an end.
The pair’s independently-released album, The Heist, blasted onto the Billboard 200 at #2 the week of October 27th, and has sold 272,000 copies in the United States so far.
“Thrift Shop” serves as the official fifth single from the album, and was rewarded with the Hot 100’s Top Digital Gainer award for a second consecutive week.
The song also remains at #1 on the Streaming Songs chart, which launched last week, #1 on the On-Demand Songs chart for a third week, the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a second week, and on the Rap Songs chart for a third week.
It also marks the first debut Hot 100 #1 for a rap act since Wiz Khalifa sent “Black & Yellow” to the top the week of February 19, 2011.
Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie,” which serves as the official lead single from his upcoming third studio album The 20/20 Experience, has jumped from #84 to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, and #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart — thanks to its first full week of airplay and digital sales.
In its second week on Radio Songs, “Suit” shoots from #33 to #16 (54 million, up 50%), fueled by a record-setting start on Pop Songs, where it launches at #14 with more than 6,000 opening-week plays at the format.
Rounding out the Top 10 this week we have Bruno Mar’s “Locked Out of Heaven,” which spent a total of six weeks in the #1 spot, now sitting at #2. Behind him is The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey“ at #3, with Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble“ falling to #5.
The will.i.am and Britney Spears electro-pop collaboration “Scream & Shout” jumps from #8 to #6, while EDM trio Swedish House Mafia‘s “Don’t You Worry Child,” featuring John Martin, holds the #7 spot.
Rihanna‘s former three-week #1 single “Diamonds“ falls from #5 to #8 this week, with Justin Bieber‘s #5-peaking “Beauty and a Beat,” featuring Nicki Minaj, backtracking to #9; and Phillip Phillips’ “Home“ retreating to #10. Thoughts?