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Jimi Hendrix makes a No. 2 debut on the album chart while Pink surges in single sales. Here’s a look at this week’s Nielsen SoundScan numbers or read more at http://on.vh1.com/12W8Zqm

HOT DEBUT FOR HENDRIX: Jimi Hendrix, one of the few musicians not performing at SXSW this week, arrives at No. 2 on this week’s chart with People, Hell and Angels, a compilation of unreleased songs from the late rocker’s vaults. The set sold 72,000 copies its first week in stores, a slip from the 95,000 copies Hendrix’s last compilation, 2010’s Valleys of Neptune, sold its first week out. But that album didn’t chart as high, peaking at No. 4, which is still pretty good for a guy who died in 1970. The last posthumous release to chart as high as People, Hell and Angels wasMichael Jackson’s This Is It, which debuted at No. 1 in 2009 with a first-week tally of 373,000 sales.

REASON RISING: The strongest gainer on this week’s Digital Songs chart is P!nk’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” which features a vocal assist from fun.’s Nate Reuss. The song is No. 8 on this week’s chart, up from No. 25 last week and No. 62 two weeks ago. It sold 122,000 copies this week, a 91 percent sales bump from the week prior. On the same chart, “Harlem Shake” drops one more spot to No. 4, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ grampa style anthem “Thrift Shop” rules the chart for a ninth straight week. Meanwhile, the duo’s “Can’t Hold Us” rises to No. 19 on this week’s chart, up from No. 38 last week.

SPRING BREAK FOREVER: Blocking Hendrix from top spot on this week’s chart is country party dude Luke Bryan, who debuts at No. 1 with Spring Break… Here to Party, a compilation album of tracks culled from his series of Spring Break-themed EPs. The album, which includes songs such as “Cold Beer Drinker” and “Take My Drunk Ass Home,” sold 150,000 copies, topping the 145,000 copy bow of his last album, 2011’s Tailgates & Tanlines. Bryan, 36, may be getting a little old for Spring Break, but hey man, we’re not trying to be a “Buzzkill” – which, consequently, is also one of the songs on the album. And you thought James Franco was the king of Spring Break this year.

PLATINUM JUKEBOX: Last week’s No. 1, Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox, slips to No. 3 on this week’s chart. But its 51,000 sales push it past the 1 million sales marker, bringing its 13-week total to 1.011 million sales. Mars, 27, has also sold 5.1 million digital singles from the album, including 1.5 million copies of “When I Was Your Man” (No. 2 on this week’s Digital Songs chart) and 3.6 million copies of the album’s first single “Locked Out of Heaven” (No. 17 this week). Mars’ top selling singles to date are “Just the Way You Are” (5.7 million copies and counting) and “Grenade” (5.5 million). This kid will catch a break one of these days, we’re sure of it.

NINE INCH NAILED: Welcome Oblivion, the debut album from Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels, debuts at No. 30 on this week’s albums chart, selling 12,000 copies. The band will go on a limited tour this spring, before Reznor hits the road with his reformed Nine Inch Nails this summer.

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When Bruno Mars called his debut album “Doo Wops and Hooligans,” it was clear this was a young artist with a strong sense of the musical history that had gone before him.

His music has borne that out, no more so than on the beautiful piano ballad, “When I Was Your Man,” the fourth song released from “Unorthodox Jukebox,” out Dec. 11.

Read more here about the video by Melinda Newman from hitfix.com http://bit.ly/WQtbBF

Kelly Clarkson will also take the stage; presenters include Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Prince.

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Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will take the stage together at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for a special performance, CBS announced Monday.

Kelly Clarkson will also perform on music’s biggest night.

Sixteen-time Grammy winnerBeyonce, who performed at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show Sunday evening (and reunited with her Destiny’s Child counterparts), has been added to the presenters list, which also includes Hunter Hayes, Jennifer LopezNCIS‘ Pauley Perrette andPrince.

More about Grammys 2013 read here: http://bit.ly/14MJjul

written by philiana ng for hollywoodreporter.com

  • Video Fatin X Factor Indonesia Diupload Bruno Mars

Who would have thought that this young girl, Fatin Shidqia Lubis (16), a senior high school student, who performed at the audition of X Factor Indonesia sang one of Bruno Mars’ hits, Grenade, from his debut album, has attracted Bruno Mars himself.

The video of the performance now you can see at Bruno Mars website. Click here to watch: Fatin Shidqia Lubis – Grenade : X Factor Indonesia Auditions – Bruno Mars Videos.

Read more the article in Indonesian here: http://bit.ly/10H3mFG

VIDEO Fatin Shidqia Lubis bawakan "Granade" di audisi X Factor Indonesia (Akun YouTube: Evan Vibration)VIDEO Fatin Shidqia Lubis bawakan “Granade” di audisi X Factor Indonesia (Akun YouTube: Evan Vibration)

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Bruno Mars – Locked out of Heaven [Live in Paris]

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Latest official music video from his latest album “Unorthodox Jukebox”

The Voice‘ Recap: Season 3 Winner Is Crowned

The star-studded finale live show featured performances by Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and the coaches.

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It’s been a long journey for the three finalists of The Voice.  Pop-rocker Cassadee Pope,soul singer Nicholas Davidand Scottish rocker Terry McDermott have made it through the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockout rounds and the live shows. They’ve fought against insecurity, bonded with their coaches, got emotional onstage and sang their hearts out in hopes of becoming a champion. They’ve laughed, they’ve cried and they’ve sung with some of their idols.

And on Tuesday, a season three winner was crowned.

PHOTOS: ‘The Voice’ Teams: Season 3’s Performers

The two-hour live finale featured a slew of performances leading up to the big announcement.

And the season three winner is: Cassadee Pope.

Second place went to Terry McDermott and third place went to Nicholas David.

Pope, coached by Blake Shelton, has been a strong contender for a majority of the season, especially after she performed an emotional rendition of Miranda Lambert’s “Over You,” which became a hit on the iTunes chart.

STORY: ‘The Voice’ Recap: The Final Three Perform

A big highlight of the live show was a final performance by all of the coaches. WithChristina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green leaving their coaches’ chairs for season four, it was great to see all four coaches hit the stage one for time to sing Green Day’s “Time of Your Life.”

The show also included performances by some of music’s biggest stars. Rihanna opened the show with a performance of her hit “Diamonds.” Also, American Idol grad Kelly Clarkson sang “Catch My Breath” off her greatest hits album with the help of Pope and McDermott. Bruno Mars debuted his song “When I Was Your Man” and The Killers performed “Runaways” with Pope.

All three of the finalists got to sing duets with some major music stars. David joinedSmokey Robinson, McDermott performed with Peter Frampton and Pope got to perform with her music icon, Avril Lavigne.

PHOTOS: Maroon 5 Brings Hometown Love to Los Angeles

Additionally, some of the former season three contestants returned to perform on theVoice stage once again. Supergroups were formed, themed with “the heartbreakers” and “the power ladies.” A special highlight for us was when David brought back fan favoritesTrevin Hunte, Dez Duron and Amanda Brown for a performance of “End of the Road.” That’s a group of people who left the show too soon and it’s great that fans got to see them perform once more.

But even the finalists who didn’t walk away with the title were winners on Tuesday. In a strange Price is Right moment, the three remaining contestants were presented with new cars from “Saint Cee Lo.”

What did you think of the results of Tuesday’s show? Was the right person chosen as the winner? Sound off in the comments section below.

(articles taken from hollywoodreporter.com)

 

Bruno Mars Performs ‘Count on Me‘ in Tribute to Newtown Victims

“I think we can all agree right now we need a lot of love out there,” said Ellen DeGeneres as she introduced Bruno Mars at the top of her show today. The singer-songwriter opened Ellen with a heartfelt, ukulele-driven version of the stirring Doo-Wops & Hooligans track “Count on Me” as a tribute to the victims of tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, this past Friday.

Singer-songwriter stopped by ‘Ellen’ with his ukulele for a touching moment. See it here.

from rollingstone.com

Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox becomes fastest selling solo album of 2012

Bruno Mars takes home the title of fastest selling solo album of the year with new release Unorthodox Jukebox

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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.

New entries

In addition to Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox (1), there is one other new entry on today’s Official Albums ChartTop 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
3 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE
4 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
5 MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY ROD STEWART
6 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
7 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
8 THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND
9 TAKE THE CROWN ROBBIE WILLIAMS
10 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK

© 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

(By Lauren Kreisler for www.officialcharts.com. photos taken from popdust.com)

 

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Bruno Mars doesn’t do low stakes. He is a drama king, a man who thrives on grand statements, soap-opera plotlines and actual-opera melodrama. On his second album, Mars sings endlessly about sex – wild, wind-swept, Wagner­ian sex. The smuttiest song here, “Gorilla,” has a backbeat that would make Mutt Lange quake in his boots and a lyric that R. Kelly would kill to have written: “You’re bangin’ on my chest/Bang, bang/Gorilla . . . you and me, making love like gorillas.”

From another performer, the bombast might be a deal-breaker, but from Mars – a master song-crafter and a nimble, soulful vocalist – it is the stuff of great pop. As on his 2010 debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, he infuses his songs with old-fashioned crooning as classily antique as his wide-brimmed fedora. But there’s lots more: creamy Michael Jackson/Prince-schooled disco soul (“Treasure”), frazzled Police-style rock reggae (“Locked Out of Heaven”), Elton John-like balladry, Def Leppard grandiosity, dub reggae, all couched in beat-savvy modern production (Diplo, Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson). The result is a record that makes the competition sound sad and idea-starved by comparison.

Bruno Mars doesn’t do low stakes. He is a drama king, a man who thrives on grand statements, soap-opera plotlines and actual-opera melodrama. On his second album, Mars sings endlessly about sex – wild, wind-swept, Wagner­ian sex. The smuttiest song here, “Gorilla,” has a backbeat that would make Mutt Lange quake in his boots and a lyric that R. Kelly would kill to have written: “You’re bangin’ on my chest/Bang, bang/Gorilla . . . you and me, making love like gorillas.”

From another performer, the bombast might be a deal-breaker, but from Mars – a master song-crafter and a nimble, soulful vocalist – it is the stuff of great pop. As on his 2010 debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, he infuses his songs with old-fashioned crooning as classily antique as his wide-brimmed fedora. But there’s lots more: creamy Michael Jackson/Prince-schooled disco soul (“Treasure”), frazzled Police-style rock reggae (“Locked Out of Heaven”), Elton John-like balladry, Def Leppard grandiosity, dub reggae, all couched in beat-savvy modern production (Diplo, Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson). The result is a record that makes the competition sound sad and idea-starved by comparison.

(review by Jody Rosen for rollingstone.com)

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