If it feels like Justin Timberlake is everywhere you are these days, well, that's because he is. From "Saturday Night Live" to the South By Southwest Festival, a weeklong run on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and a CW special on Tuesday night, the singer's comeback has hit a fevered pitch over the past two weeks.
That might help explain why his hit single, "Suit & Tie," scooted up a spot to #4 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart as sales were up by 33 percent and the follow, "Mirrors," rushed up 40 places to #8 as sales rose 205 percent to 121,000.
Even with all the buzz, even Timberlake couldn't unseat Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose unstoppable "Thrift Shop" tops the charts for a 10th week thanks to sale of 270,000. That was enough to keep Bruno Mars at #2 for another week with "When I Was Your Man," which sold 230,000.
Pink's collabo with Fun.'s Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason," moved up three spots to #5 (171,000) while Baauer's "Harlem Shake" fell two to #6 (146,000).
Billboard Digital Songs Chart:
1) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop" (270,000)
2) Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (230,000)
3) Rihanna, "Stay" (222,000)
4) Justin Timberlake, "Suit & Tie" (201,000)
5) Pink, "Just Give Me a Reason" (171,000)
6) Baauer, "Harlem Shake" (146,000)
7) Pitbull, "Feel This Moment" (136,000)
8) Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (121,000)
9) Drake, "Started From the Bottom" (118,000)
10) Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (102,000)
Over on the Billboard 200 album chart, it was all about veteran rockers Bon Jovi, whose What About Now hit the top spot with sales of nearly 96,000, giving them their fifth career #1, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan. Another lifer, chameleonic space man David Bowie, hit #2 with his first album of new material in a decade, Next Day (85,000), giving him his highest-charting album ever.
Mindless Behavior crashed the boards at #6 with All Around the World (37,000) and the all-star soundtrack to Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl's Sound City - Real to Reel documentary snuck in at #8 (37,000).
Season 12 "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips got a huge boost for his debut, The World From the Side of the Moon, after performing on the show last week, with the album moving up 15 spots to #18 as sales boomed 90 percent to 22,000.
Over on the iTunes album chart, pre-orders for Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience put that album in the top spot, followed by Bryan, Imagine Dragons' Night Visions, Bowie, Bon Jovi, Pink's The Truth About Love, Mars, Macklemore, Florida Georgia Line and Mumford & Sons.
Look for Timberlake to blow everyone out of the box next week when 20/20 is expected to sell 500,000 or more copies.
Billboard 200 charts:
1) Bon Jovi, What About Now (96,000)
2) David Bowie, Next Day (85,000)
3) Luke Bryan, Spring Break ... Here to Party (61,000)
4) Passion, Passion: Let the Future Begin (48,000)
5) Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox (43,000)
6) 6) Mindless Behavior, All Around the World (37,000)
7) Eric Clapton, Old Sock (37,000)
8) Various Artists, Sound City -- Real to Reel (37,000)
9) Mumford & Sons, Babel (31,000)
10) Jimi Hendrix, People, Hell & Angels (30,000)