UK master-producer Mark Ronson‘s fourth solo album “Uptown Special” came out only last month, but his single “Uptown Funk” has been on the Billboard charts for 13 weeks while holding on tight to the first place for the last 6 weeks. “Uptown Funk” – which features Bruno Mars, an accomplished producer on his own – is Ronson’s first UK and US number one single as a main performer.
On the Spotify front, the song has been streamed 125 million times since its release in November 2014. Ronson is reportedly earning $100,000 per week from the “Uptown Funk” streams on Spotify.
Taylor Swift‘s recent album “1989” has entered the Billboard album chart 15 weeks ago, spending a total of 11 weeks on number one. The first two singles from “1989”, “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space“, are Swift’s most successful so far and have also shown a significant presence on the charts. The album sold 1,287,000 copies in its first week in the US, and became the 19th album to sell over one million copies in a single week since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.