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Bruno Mars Could Score First-Ever #1 Album, Thanks to Amazon

Image courtesy of Atlantic Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Atlantic Records (via ABC News Radio)

Bruno Mars' album Unorthodox Jukebox may have spun off two top-10 hits, but so far, it's been "locked out" of the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart, peaking at #2.  In fact, despite his success, Bruno has never had a #1 album: his debut, Doo-Wops and Hooligans , peaked at #3.  However, that may all change by next week, thanks to Amazon.

Billboard reports that on Tuesday, Amazon put Unorthodox Jukebox and other albums on sale for the low price of $1.99.  The price slash has led to robust sales, and sources tell Billboard that the disc could jump to #1 next week, with sales of 70 to 80 thousand copies.  We'll find out next Wednesday if Bruno finally gets his #1.  The album's currently in the top 10.

Meanwhile, Bruno's looking forward to another milestone: a platinum certification for Unorthodox Jukebox .  So far, it's sold 865,000 copies total, according to Nielsen Soundscan, but it needs a million to go platinum.

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