Bruno Mars’ ‘Grenade’ Explodes at No. 1
Bruno Mars is back on top. After claiming the honors with B.o.B for “Nothin’ on You” and his own single, the singer-songwriter has catapulted back to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest offering “Grenade.”
According to Billboard, the seven-time Grammy nominee becomes the first lead male act in over 13 years to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 with his first two charting radio singles, “Just the Way You Are” and its follow-up. “Grenade,” the second single from Bruno’s debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans, had an explosive week at digital retailers, selling 559,000 downloads thanks to post-Christmas gift card redemption.
Before Bruno, Diddy was the last male artist to take his first two singles as a lead to No. 1 with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” and his tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G., “I’ll Be Missing You.”
Meanwhile, Bruno also locks down the No. 10 spot with “Just the Way You Are” as Wiz Khalifa makes his first entry into the top 10 at No. 6 with “Black and Yellow.” The Akon-assisted “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island debuts at No. 30 based on the popularity of an accompanying digital short on “SNL.”