Bruno Mars' 'Jukebox' debuts second to Taylor Swift's 'Red' in album sales
With "Red" charting its fifth non-consecutive week at #1, Swift now moves ahead of Whitney Houston and Jay-Z to hold the honor of fourth-most weeks at #1. Her albums "Fearless," "Speak Now" and "Red" have spent a combined 22 weeks in the peak position, which puts her behind only Adele (24 weeks), Eminem (29 weeks) and Garth Brooks (59 weeks) in the post-1991 SoundScan era.
Meanwhile, Mars may not have topped Swift, but he posted a personal best sales week of 192,000 units and outperformed industry expectations, according to Billboard. His previous hit album, debut release "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" never made it higher than #3 on the chart.
Mars' current single "Locked Out of Heaven" is #1 on the singles chart.
In other debuts, The Game's "Jesus Piece" bowed at #6, Green Day's "Tre" entered at #13 and the soundtrack to ABC's country music soap "Nashville" debuted at #14.
It was another big week for holiday music sales, as Christmas albums from Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum all ranked in the top 10.