Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out Of Heaven' continues its lock on Billboard Hot 100
Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” locks up the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row.
The move makes him one of only nine male soloists to spent at least two weeks with his first four singles, according to Billboard (Billboard counts his feature on B.o.B.’s “Nothing On You” in its tally).
“Heaven” reigns over former chart topper, Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” which is No. 2 for the second consecutive week. The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” climbs 4-3, switching places with Ke$ha’s “Die Young.” As Billboard notes, part of “Die Young’s” drop-off comes from a number of stations’ decisions to decrease airplay of the song following the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings.
Maroon 5’s “One More Night” stays at No. 5, while Flo Rida’s “I Cry” also remains in the same spot at last week, at No. 6.
Rounding out the Top 10, Justin Bieber’s “Beauty and a Beat,” featuring Nicki Minaj rises 9-7, Phillip Phillips’ “Home” falls 7-8, fun.‘s “Some Nights” drops 8-9 and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” zooms five places to No. 10.
As the Christmas freeze goes into effect with few new singles going to radio through the holidays, the highest debut belongs to newly-crowned “The Voice” victor, Cassadee Pope, whose version of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy” bows at No. 40.