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Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, while Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s “Time of Our Lives” reaches the top 10, jumping 11-10. As we do each Wednesday, let’s run down the key numbers in the top 10 on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100. “Funk!,” released on RCA Records,…

For his sixth studio album, Non-Fiction (Motown, Jan. 27), Ne-Yo took a different approach. Instead of looking inward for the 19-track set, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter, who does double duty as Motown senior vp A&R, crowd-sourced love stories from fans through social media for inspiration. Though the concept album isn’t entirely his own truth, he says…