Bruno Mars has surpassed
Justin Timberlake and Nelly for most male number one Top 40 singles, as "When I Was Your Man" marks his sixth this week. Overall, Rihanna and Katy Perry are both tied for the record with nine each.
Bruno Mars rewrites Billboard chart history, as "When I Was Your Man" rises 2-1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay tally. The song marks Mars' sixth No. 1, pushing him past Nelly and Justin Timberlake for the most leaders among solo male artists in the chart's 20-year archives. (Katy Perry and Rihanna lead all acts with nine No. 1s each.)