Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Crown Billboard Hot 100 For A Second Week With ‘Thrift Shop’

Rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis tops the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for a second week with the infectious ‘Thrift Shop‘ featuring Wanz, keeping Bruno Mars nesting comfortably at # 2 with ‘Locked Out Of Heaven‘ for another week after a 6-week reign at the penthouse.

Ironically, ‘Thrift Shop‘ was the fifth and presumably the last single to be released from Macklemore’s d├ębut full length studio effort ‘The Heist‘, which debuted at # 2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart last year. None of the earlier singles made it to the Hot 100 Singles Chart.

With 357,000 downloads sold this week, the cumulative sales of ‘Thrift Shop‘ crosses the 2 million mark in the US, and I’m assuming there’ll be a few more singles following the surprise success of the song. The song stays atop the Digital Songs Chart, R’n’B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart/Rap Songs Chart as well.

Over at the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, country crooner Gary Allan earns his first Billboard # 1 album as ‘Set You Free‘ – his 9th studio album – arrives at the penthouse with 106,000 units sold this week, his best sales week ever, trumping 2005’s ‘Tough All Over‘ which started with 99,000 units.

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Thrift Shop – Macklemore And Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

2. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

3. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

4. I Know You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift

5. Scream And Shout – Will.I.Am And Britney Spears

6. Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin

7. Beauty And A Beat – Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj

8. Diamonds – Rihanna

9. Home – Phillip Phillips

10. F**king Problems – A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Set You Free – Gary Allan

2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

3. Pitch Perfect (OST) – Various

4. 2013 Grammy Nominees – Various

5. Kidz Bop 23 – Various

6. Babel – Mumford And Sons

7. Long.Live.A$AP – A$AP Rocky

8. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars

9. Red – Taylor Swift

10. Les Miserables (OST) – Various