Jason Mraz has never had a No. 1 on the Billboard 200, though he has got agonizingly close (on multiple occasions).
On Tuesday night, Oct. 3, the U.S. singer, songwriter and guitarist felt the fresh air at the top of the tree following his second round performance on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
Mraz and his dance partner Daniella Karagach did a Rumba to “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas” by Andrea Bocelli featuring Jennifer Lopez, and got the judges moving and grooving to their efforts.
The judges awarded the pair 24 out of 30, equaling the night’s (and season’s) best, also notched on the evening by Marvel star Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy, who danced to Camila Cabello’s “Don’t Go Yet”.
Mraz is now joint leader. First, no doubt, feels great for the two-time Grammy Award winner who has landed two top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, and five top 10s on the Billboard 200, including two No. 2s — for 2012’s Love Is a Four Letter Word and 2014’s Yes.
The three eights awarded by the DWTS judges is an improvement on the three sevens awarded for week one, when Mraz and Karagach strutted out with a Cha Chat to “I Feel Like Dancing,” one of his own songs.
In June, Mraz released his eighth studio album, Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride, and, last month, issued the 15-year anniversary Deluxe Edition of We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. We Deluxe.
He’s competing for the Mirrorball Trophy, now in its 32nd season and renamed in honor of the late head judge Len Goodman.
Watch Mraz’s dance below.
One celebrity no longer in contention is Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney Spears’ younger sister.
On Tuesday, Spears and her dance partner Alan Bersten performed a Cha Cha to “Shake Senora” by Pitbull featuring T-Pain and Sean Paul. The routine didn’t cut it.
When fan votes and judges scores were counted, Spears was eliminated.
Watch Spears’ dance below.
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