by: Kevin Camilo – Staff Writer- This week Bruno Mars takes the lead as the solo male artist with the most #1 singles. With his new single “When I Was Your Man” hitting #1, Bruno Mars has ranked up six #1 hits passing Nelly and Justin Timberlake at five. In just three years Mars one of the most successful solo male artist.
- Grammy award winning producer Phil Ramone passed away this week at the age of 79. Throughout his career Ramone won 14 Grammys and worked with many artist. Some notable artist he worked with are Tony Bennet, Ray Charles, Chicago, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand.
- Lollapalooza announces their lineup for this years show. Artists playing at the show in Chicago this year are Alex Clare, The Cure, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Nine Inch Nails, Tegan and Sara, Vampire Weekend and many more.
- More New Music: Chris Brown releases lead single “Fine China” from his upcoming album titled X. Nicki Minaj releases single “High School” featuring Lil Wayne from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up. Ariana Grande releases her new single “The Way” featuring Mac Miller. American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez releases first single “Tonight” featuring Ne-Yo. One Republic release their third studio album Native featuring hit songs “If I Lose Myself” and “Feel Again”
Billboard Hot 100 – Week Of March 28
#1. Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Wanz (Last week – #2, Weeks on charts – 25 weeks)
#2. Harlem Shake – Baauer (Last week – #1, Week on charts – 6 weeks)
#3. Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake feat Jay Z (Last week – #4, Weeks on charts – 11 weeks)
#4. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars (Last week – #3, Weeks on charts – 14 weeks)
#5. Stay – Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko (Last week – #5, Weeks on charts – 7 weeks)
This week “Thrift Shop” regains the top spot ending “Harlem Shake” five week reign at #1. Justin Timberlake’s
“Suit and Tie” continues to move up with help from the release of his album hitting #3 pushing “When I Was Your
Man” to #4. Pink continues it’s move to the top five hitting #6 this week with “Just Give Me Reason”. “Feel This
Moment” by Pitbull also continues to move up this week to #8. Lil Wayne comes back into the top ten for the third
time with “Love Me” at #9.
Biggest Jump: #64 – #26 “22” by Taylor Swift
Biggest Fall: #77 – #94 “Freaks” by French Montana feat Nicki Minaj