Bruno Mars Achieves Selling Debut News. Global superstar Bruno Mars has achieved the highest selling debut of his career with first-week album sales equivalents for 24K Magic exceeding 231,000. 24K Magic takes the No. 1 slot on both the Top Digital Albums chart and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week, and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album has also been streamed over 400 million times across audio and video partners so far. Mars’ album and the lead single “24K Magic” both simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs Charts. The album’s title track and explosive first single “24K Magic” has climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, a new peak, and has also officially been certified Gold by the RIAA.
The critically acclaimed album – which has already received rave reviews from media outlets ranging from BET to The New York Times to Stereogum – is also achieving international success with No. 1 rankings on charts across multiple countries including France and Japan. The album’s lead single “24K Magic” currently sits at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, with the music video alone at 165 million views on YouTube and climbing, watch here: http://smarturl.it/24kmagicvideo.
Last week, Bruno Mars sold over 1 million tickets for his upcoming “24K Magic World Tour” in a single day, according to Live Nation. Tickets for the highly anticipated world tour went on sale last Monday morning, following Mars’ night of jaw-dropping television which included an opening performance at the American Music Awards, plus an intimate 60 Minutes profile that marked his first on-camera interview in four years.
Billboard announced that the extensive global trek has added 15 shows for a total of 100, including five nights in the Greater New York City area, four nights at Los Angeles’ iconic Forum, and four nights at the famed O2 Arena in London. For a full list of dates, visit www.brunomars.com.
Mars – currently starring on the cover of Rolling Stone – will perform at the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, which airs December 5th. The appearance will follow Mars’ recent show-opening performance at the American Music Awards and his fourth performance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, highlighted by “24K Magic” and the new album track, “Chunky.”