Bruno Mars is a big man in Britain…
The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican Grammy darling, who recently inaugurated The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has one one of the the biggest-selling albums of 2013 in the United Kingdom.
Mars’ critically acclaimed sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox, nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the upcoming Grammy Awards, ranks at No. 6 on the chart. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart in December 2012. It was Britain’s fastest selling album by a recording artist in 2012, selling 136,000 copies, just behind the albums by Mumford & Sons and One Directon.
With more than five million copies sold worldwide by the end of 2013, Unorthodox Jukebox is currently named the best-selling album of 2013.
Mars, the most played artist at pop radio in 2013 according to Mediabase, was named Billboard Artist of the Year by Billboard magazine.While, the album was the fifth “most streamed album” on Spotify.
Meanwhile, One Direction’s Midnight Memories was the biggest-selling artist album of the year in Britain with 685,000 copies sold by year’s end.
Here is a look at the top 10 albums of 2013 in the U.K.:
1. One Direction Midnight Memories
2. Emeli Sande Our Version of Events
3. Michael Buble To Be Loved
4. Robbie Williams Swings Both Ways
5. Olly Murs Right Place Right Time
6. Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
7. Rod Stewart Time
8. Arctic Monkeys AM
9. Gary Barlow Since I Saw You Last
10. Ellie Goulding Halcyon