Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars, new album Unorthodox Jukebox has ascended to #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the GRAMMY® winner’s first #1 album in the U.S. The critically acclaimed album has also been certified platinum by the RIAA, commemorating sales in excess of 1 million. “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” also received platinum certifications in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada and Ireland.
The platinum certifications come as “When I Was Your Man” – the latest hit single from “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” – has ascended to the #3 spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100.” The single follows the album’s sensational first single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which held the #1 position for six consecutive weeks earlier this year and continues to stand tall in the top 10 after 21 weeks on the chart.
The success of “When I Was Your Man” represents yet another milestone for Mars, making it his 11th song to pass 1 million downloads – all since his arrival on the scene just three short years ago.
All this comes as Mars gets ready to embark on his sold out worldwide arena tour, which started going on sale last week. Several dates of “The Moonshine Jungle Tour” in both North America and Europe sold out within minutes, including two nights at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and two nights at Denver’s notorious Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Other cities that sold out soon after being announced include New York, London, Paris, Dublin and Madrid. Due to overwhelming demand, additional seats will be made available on select dates throughout the tour.