The digital crystal ball should get a shakeup next week in the wake of Sunday’s Grammy Awards, but for now Macklemore and partner Ryan Lewis will hold on to the #1 spot on the Billboard Digital Songs chart with their breakthrough hit, “Thrift Shop,” which moved another 389,000 copies.
Fall Out Boy’s reboot single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” had a healthy debut, coming in at #3 on sales of 162,000, for their first appearance on that chart since 2009’s “America’s Suitehearts,” according to Billboard.
Bruno Mars got an immediate Grammy bump thanks to his all-star performance on the show, with “When I Was Your Man” jumping three spots to #4 as sales went up by 28 percent to 121,000. Another breakout Grammy performer, Justin Timberlake, saw some positive movement, as “Suit & Tie” was up three to #8 as sales picked up by 33 percent to 120,000.
Macklemore Top, Fall Out Boy Pop On Billboard Digital Songs Chart
1) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop” (389,000)
2) will.i.am and Britney Spears, “Scream & Shout” (163,000)
3) Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” (162,000)
4) Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man” (159,000)
5) Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (158,000)
6) Lumineers, “Ho Hey” (147,000)
7) Maroon 5, “Daylight” (121,000)
8) Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie” (120,000)
9) Swedish House Mafia, “Don’t You Worry Child” (117,000)
10) Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven” (109,000)
After just one week at #1 with his fifth top debut to date, Justin Bieber suffered a major fall in week two for Believe Acoustic, dropping five spots as sales tailed off by 79 percent to 43,000. The singer’s two-week total now stands just shy of 255,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
In the wake of their Grammy Album of the Year win, Mumford & Sons had a 50 percent jump, moving up three spots to #4 on sales of 54,000. The week’s top debut was popera singer Josh Groban, whose All That Echoes hit the #1 spot with 145,000 in sales, followed by country singer Tim McGraw at #2 with Two Lanes of Freedom (107,000). The NOW 45 compilation debuted at #3 (87,000), hard rockers Red were in at #7 with Release the Panic (41,000) and Coheed & Cambria snuck in at #9 with The Afterman: Descension (41,000).
Other debuts include My Morning Jacket singer Jim James’ solo debut, Regions of Light & Sound (#34, 17,000).
Bieber Takes a Tumble on Billboard 200 top 10
1) Josh Groban, All That Echoes
2) Tim McGraw, Two Lanes of Freedom
3) Various Artists, NOW 45
4) Mumford & Sons, Babel
5) Andrea Bocelli, Passione
6) Justin Bieber, Believe Acoustic
7) Red, Release the Panic
8) Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox
9) Coheed & Cambria, The Afterman: Descension
10) Lumineers, self-titled