Bruno Mars Scores 5th #1 Song!!
We don’t really f*** with Bruno Mars like that but he’s killing the chart rite now, still a new artist, notching #1 albums and number singles faster then anyone since Elvis Presley!
Billboard reports the following:
Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” advances 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting the pop singer/songwriter his fifth leading title. It also marks just the second No. 1 in the chart’s more than five-decade history for a song featuring piano and vocals exclusively.
With five No. 1s, Mars ranks behind only Michael Jackson (13); Stevie Wonder (10); Elton John, Paul McCartney, Usher (nine each); George Michael (eight); Phil Collins, Elvis Presley (seven each; Presley’s career predates the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch) for the most toppers among male soloists. Diddy, Ludacris, Prince and Lionel Richie also boast five No. 1s apiece.
ncredibly, Mars has racked his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. Mars’ span since first arriving on the chart the week of Feb. 13, 2010, is just three years, two months and one week. Only the late Presley reached five leaders more quickly, over just two years, seven months and three weeks, from the chart’s inception through March 25, 1961.
As if company with the King isn’t enough, Mars also notches just the second No. 1 in the Hot 100’s archives featuring only piano and vocals. Adele first scored such a hit with “Someone Like You,” which reigned for five weeks in late 2011. That ballad showcases Adele on vocals and Dan Wilson on piano. Mars sings and plays piano on “Man,” which is the first ballad since “Someone” to command the Hot 100.