Bruno Mars earns his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart (dated March 4) as “That’s What I Like” leaps 5-1 following a spirited performance of the track at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, broadcast on CBS on Feb. 12.
The retro-R&B single, from Mars’ latest album 24K Magic, is his first No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs (which blends streaming, sales and airplay data) and tops his prior best peak set when the LP’s title track hit No. 2 in December. The new album debuted at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart (dated Dec. 10), his first full-length release to sonically qualify for the tally, subsequently making its tracks eligible for the nearly five-year-old Hot R&B Songs chart.
Elsewhere, “That’s What I Like” earns Mars his 14th top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 37-7 in the tune’s fifth charting frame. It flies 14-3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, matching his career-high rank first set with “24K Magic” (among 11 total visits to the ranking).
Mars also performed Prince and the Revolution’s “Let’s Go Crazy” during a tribute to the late musician on the Grammys, spurring a 338 percent hike in sales of the original track (to 6,000), sending it back onto the R&B Digital Song Sales chart at No. 23 (following a four-week chart stay in May 2016, following Prince’s death).
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