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Bruno Mars Dethrones Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE’ on Hot 100 Chart

By Teonny Spears / Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:38 AM / No Comments

Bruno Mars has officially earned his seventh #1 charting Hot 100 single! Billboard reveals That’s What I Like jumped two spots from #3 to #1 this week. This means that Kendrick Lamar‘s HUMBLE only got a chance to be at #1 for one week, but it’s not a bad feat being that few hip hop acts make it there anymore these days.

The news comes just one week after Bruno tied with singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake on the Pop Songs chart for the most #1’s for male solo artists in the chart’s 24-year history.

Released through Atlantic Records as the official second single from Bruno’s third studio album 24K Magic, That’s What I Like is the 1,063rd #1 in the Hot 100’s history. It’s Bruno’s first SOLO #1 since 2013’s When I Was Your Man, though his collaboration with Mark Ronson, Uptown Funk!, ruled the chart for 14 weeks in 2015.

As for his album sales, 24K Magic, released in November 2016, has managed to sell 709,000 copies to date, and was certified platinum by the RIAA, and I was VERY worried about it.

24K Magic debuted well at #2 during its first week, but started to lose momentum very quickly. The release of That’s What I Like and Bruno’s Grammy Awards performance helped propel the album’s success and hopefully by the summer with Versace on the Floor coming as the third single, the album will reach the 1 million mark.

Take a look at the full Top 10 list below:

1. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
2. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
3. Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
4. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
5. Future“Mask Off”
6. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay“Something Just Like This”
7. Kendrick Lamar“DNA.”
8. KYLE feat. Lil Yachty“iSpy”
9. Lil Uzi Vert“XO Tour Llif3”
10. Kygo x Selena Gomez“It Ain’t Me”

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Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age because he simply didn't like getting dirty as a child, and preferred to stay inside.

His earlier writings consisted of short stories and poetry, and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for Defglam.com, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk, a web-show that featured celebrity gossip, news, TV/movie talk and fashion. After 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, Teonny decided to end the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing a multicultural exploration of art, entertainment, fashion and social issues through a mix of news and thought pieces. After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at PopGlitz.com, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Pop Music, though he also dabbles in Fashion, TV/Film, Rap & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.