Bruno Mars is back on the charts in a big way. After rocketing to No. 1 with his single “Locked Out of Heaven,” the Grammy-winning singer’s sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox enters at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The critically-acclaimed set sold 192,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It trumps the sales of his 2010 debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which moved 84,000 copies during its best sales week in 2010.
Other new entries this week include The Game, whose fifth album Jesus Piece bows at No. 6 with 86,000. It marks his fifth top 10 album. His last effort, 2011’s The R.E.D. Album, debuted at No. 1 with 98,000.
Led by the single “Mama Told Me” featuring Kelly Rowland, Big Boi’s sophomore solo LP Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors comes in at No. 34 with 30,000. His solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty entered at No. 3 with 62,000 in July 2010.
Once again, Taylor Swift reigns atop the charts with Red. The country sweetheart’s album holds strong at No. 1 with 208,000.