Bruno Mars is winning this week. Just minutes after his celebrated performance during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, his music, including albums and songs, lit up at digital retailers, ending with huge sales and chart success.
According to Billboard, Bruno has scored with multiple albums, including his second, "Unorthodox Jukebox," which jumped 180 percent with sales of 42,000 copies.
Moving 18-7 on the Billboard 200, "Unorthodox Jukebox" is joined by his first album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," which jumped 82-19 with sales of 16,000 copies (up 303 percent).
Impressive… these are just sales from Sunday (and the days leading up to the Super Bowl), which means that Mars could see an even better return on next week's chart.
"In terms of digital songs sales, Mars has 10 of the top 200 selling songs of the past week, led by "Locked Out of Heaven," which he performed at the Super Bowl. "Locked" re-enters at No. 32 on the Digital Songs chart with 54,000 downloads sold (up 134%), while "Young Girls" also re-enters at No. 41 with 46,000 (up 94%). He also returns to the chart with "Just the Way You Are" at No. 47 with 41,000 (up 285%)," reports Billboard.
Songs like "When I Was Your Man" (33,000), "Gorilla" (15,000), "Grenade" (10,000) and "Count on Me" (10,000) also performed well.
In related news, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who joined Bruno during the halftime show, have seen sales of "Give It Away" reach 10,000 downloads (up 620 percent).
Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers attracted 115.3 million viewers Fox announced Monday, citing ratings from Nielsen.