The year 2012 began with a 23-year-old girl lamenting about her broken heart dominating the Billboard Charts.
The year 2012 ends with a 23-year-old girl lamenting about her broken heart dominating the Billboard Charts.
Clearly, the world cannot get enough of the broken-hearted blues y’all.
British chanteuse and a very pregnant Adele heralded the onset of 2012 with ‘21‘ – the biggest selling album of 2011 and 2012. Of course, we know how the year went for her. Grammys, Brits, a baby, world domination etc.
Across the pond, country chanteuse, serial chart slayer and a non-pregnant Taylor Swift concludes 2012 with the second biggest selling album of 2012, as ‘Red‘ spends a 6th non-consecutive week at # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling over 276,000 units in the US this week. A good 100,000 copies ahead of the week’s highest new entry, rapper T.I’s ‘Trouble Man : Heavy Is The Head‘ which launches at # 2 with 179,000 units sold.
Moral of the story : Never (ever, evuurrrr) release an album within the first coupla months of a Taylor Swift release.
Over at the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, r’n’b crooner Bruno Mars logs a 3rd week at # 1 with ‘Locked Out Of Heaven‘, which earns the distinction of being the first song in history to top the Radio Songs Chart, Digital Charts, On-Demand Songs Chart as well as the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. Mars’ biggest threat? Taylor Swift (Bada Bing!) who surges up 6 places to # 4 this week with ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘, the second pop single (and third overall including ‘Begin Again‘ serviced to country radio only) from ‘Red‘.
The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :
1. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
2. Diamonds – Rihanna
3. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
4. I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
5. Beauty And A Beat – Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj
6. Die Young – Ke$ha
7. One More Night – Maroon 5
8. I Cry – Flo Rida
9. Home – Phillip Phillips
10. Thrift Shop – Macklemore And Lewis
The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :
1. Red – Taylor Swift
2. Trouble Man : Heavy Is The Head – T.I.
3. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
4. Take Me Home – One Direction
5. Christmas – Michael Buble
6. Merry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart
7. The World From The Side Of The Moon – Phillip Phillips
8. Babel – Mumford And Sons
9. 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief – Various
10. Now 44 – Various