With only 3 albums, none of which ever made the Top 3 inside the annual list of global top sellers as published by the IFPI, one wouldn’t expect wonders by Bruno Mars‘ records sales. However, that expectation would be verywrong.
His 2010 debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, as well as 2012 sophomore effort Unorthodox Jukebox, were responsible for several hits each, so was 24K Magic, his third album issued in late 2016. Various contributions like Nothin’ On You (B.o.B), Billionaire (Travie McCoy), Lighters (Bad Meets Evil), Young, Wild & Free (Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa) and Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson) were all turned into gold by the Hawaii born artist. Those songs along with a few more will no doubt give the Orphan Album real strength in the artist’s breakdown.
In this day and age hits may not be translated in that many sales. Plus, Bruno isn’t a blockbuster seller in the album field a la Adele, his albums always fail to create a lot of hype upon release and they are not spoke of much online. Once again it raises questions about the real popularity of the artist. Often rated as the Michael Jackson / Prince of his generation, how legitimate is this comparison?
As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge his results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Bruno‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.