Bruno Mars has been named Billboard’s 2013 “Artist of the Year”

Bruno Mars Artist of the Year 2013
Bruno Mars Artist of the Year 2013
Singer-songwriter and record producer, Bruno Mars, 28-year-old “Treasure” singer is the first male artist to claim the coveted title since 2008.

Bruno for how he “grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go,” stated at Billboard’s  cover page magazine. His second album, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox,’ hit No. 1 on the charts and has sold almost 2 million copies.

“Bruno did well in touring and I think longevity does really well for him. His songs stuck around on multiple formats all year round,” Bill Werde, editorial director of Billboard magazine, told Reuters.

“He’s a powerhouse, and really keeps his focus on the music in a year where conversations have been dominated by (MTV’s Video Music Award) performances and PR cycles.”

In addition to having one of the best-selling albums of the year with “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” Billboard announced today that Mars topped 8 of their 2013 Year-End charts, including “Hot 100 Artists” and “Top Overall Artists.” To celebrate these accolades, the GRAMMY®-winning superstar has unveiled the eagerly awaited next leg of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.” The acclaimed trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters across North America beginning summer 2014 (see attached listing of cities). Full details – including dates, venues, and ticket information – will be announced soon. For up-to-the-minute news, please see
In addition to topping the “Hot 100 Artists” and “Top Overall Artists” charts, Bruno also came in at No. 1 on the following Billboard year-end rankings: “Hot 100 Singles Airplay,” “Hot Digital Songs,” “Mainstream Top 40” and “Pop Digital Songs.” On top of the Billboard “Artist of the Year” honors, Mars was also just named among the top nominees for the upcoming 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. “Locked Out Of Heaven,” the #1 smash single from his blockbuster second album, “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” received nods as “Record Of The Year” and “Song of the Year.” What’s more, the multi-talented singer/songwriter/superstar received two further nominations: “Best Pop Solo Performance” for the chart-topping “When I Was Your Man,” and “Best Pop Vocal Album” for UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX.

With 120 million singles sold worldwide, the 18-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and winner has made music history more than once, including such milestones as scoring his first five Billboard “Hot 100” chart-toppers faster than any male solo artist since Elvis Presley. In addition to his two acclaimed multi-platinum albums – 2010’s “DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS” and 2012’s “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” of which share a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide – Mars has logged an extraordinary catalogue spanning 22 “Hot 100” hits, marking his numerous gifts as singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. A charismatic and irresistible live performer, he recently concluded the epic 2013 leg of the “Moonshine Jungle World Tour,” having performed sold-out shows in over 90 cities around the globe.
Furthermore, Mars is one of the most acclaimed artists of this or any other era, with Billboard hailing his work as “boldly ambitious and gloriously irreverent.” “Bruno Mars is beginning to stake a claim as one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation,” declared GQ, while The Hollywood Reporter ranked him “among the best male vocalists that the music industry has to offer.” The New York Times summed it up: “(Bruno Mars) is the most formidable synthesizer of styles going in pop today.”
Bruno Mars will begin his North American leg of his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” in 2014, and will also headline the Super Bowl half time show in February.

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