Bruno Mars Jumps High On Charts

By: Alexandria Sardam - February 5, 2014

Bruno Mars absolutely killed it during his Super Bowl performance. The halftime show rocked and everyone seemed to think so since it was the most watched halftime show ever.

Mars’ second album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” went from No. 18 to No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart with 42,000 — up 180%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But that’s not all for Mr. Mars. His first album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” jumps from No. 82 to No. 19 with 16,000 (up 303%).

Pretty crazy, huh?

The impact of Mars’ playing at this Sunday’s Super Bowl has done something for him that’s never happened to previous performers. Traditionally, the halftime performer has a much larger catalog of music to select from. Mars’ only had two albums to choose from.

So what exactly does that mean for the “Just The Way You Are” singer? Since he only has two albums worth of music, his sales are highlighted and spread across a smaller amount of music-generating even more attention to his small catalog.

While the Queen Bey nailed her performance last year, she didn’t have a current album riding high on the charts at the time like Mars did.

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Alexandria SardamAlexandria is a recent Kentucky journalism grad with a passion for all things music. When she's not covering a festival, she's out scouring record store shelves for the latest vinyl find. She also likes nail polish and dogs. Follow Alex's tweets @deadheadal or shoot her an e-mail She welcomes all comments!

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