On the charts: Week ending 03/01

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (03/14 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars (*9 weeks*)
02. (02)  Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
03. (04) Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
04. (03) Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
05. (06) Rihanna, Paul McCartney & Kanye West – “FourFiveSeconds”
06. (05) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
07. (08) Taylor Swift – “Style”
08. (07) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
09. (09) The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
10. (11) Pitbull – “Time of Our Lives” ft. Ne-Yo

The only movement in the top 10 this week is the arrival of Pitbull and Ne-Yo with “Time of Our Lives.”

Billboard 200
01. (–) Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
02. (–)  Kid Rock – First Kiss
03. (03) Various Artists – Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack 
04. (02) Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s too Late  
05. (04) Taylor Swift – 1989  
06. (05) Ed Sheeran –
07. (–) Chris Brown & Tyga – Fan of a Fan
08. (06) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour 
09. (01) Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
10. (07) Maroon 5 – V

With 139,000 copies sold Big Sean earns his first #1 album in the US as well as his biggest debut week thus far. The Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack remains at #3 and is the fastest selling soundtrack since Glee‘s Christmas Album (2010). In three weeks it has sold 393,000 copies.

Fan of a Fan debuts at #7 earning Chris Brown his 7th top 10 album.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Beyoncé – “7/11″ (*5 weeks*)
02. (05) Nicki Minaj – “Truffle Butter” ft. Drake & Lil Wayne
03. (04) Usher – “I Don’t Mind” ft. Juicy J
04. (02) Nicki Minaj – “Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
05. (03) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40
06. (08) Ne-Yo – “She Knows” ft. Juicy J
07. (07) Chris Brown & Tyga – “Ayo”
08. (06) Wale – “The Body” ft. Jeremih
09. (10) Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo” ft. Nicki Minaj
10. (12) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars

“Uptown Funk” lands on another top 10 this week. With strong support from bith Urban and Urban AC stations, the song is Bruno Mars’ first real R&B hit.

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