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Discover Bruno Mars’ Impressive Biography

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Bruno Mars (photo credit: Kay Z Feng - Atlantic Records)

Eleven-time GRAMMY Award winner and twenty-seven-time GRAMMY Award nominee Bruno Mars is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who has sold over 200 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Mars recently swept the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, taking home seven awards including Album of the Year (24K Magic), Record of the Year (“24K Magic”), Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Performance (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Song (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Album (24K Magic), and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (24K Magic).

Mars’ 60th Annual GRAMMY wins make him only the tenth artist to win the “Big 3” (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year), following Simon and Garfunkel, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, and Adele.

Bruno’s critically acclaimed and RIAA certified double-platinum album 24K Magic marked his highest first week sales debut, remaining in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 for an impressive 44 consecutive weeks. The lead hit single “24K Magic” is certified four times Platinum by the RIAA and the follow-up smash, “That’s What I Like” is certified six-times platinum. “That’s What I Like” also climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Mars’ seventh Hot 100 chart-topper and his first No. 1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, where it remained at the top-spot for 19 consecutive weeks.

His smash collab with Cardi B, “Finesse,” recently skyrocketed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track surged up the chart from its #35 debut, and follows Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” as the second #35 to #3 jump in the Hot 100’s history. The remix also marks Mars’ fifteenth Hot 100 top 10 and fourteenth Hot 100 top 5.

Additionally, Mars is now the first male and third act overall to have at least three top 5 Hot 100 hits from each of his first three albums, following only Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. Bruno is also the first artist to have two songs spend 24 or more weeks in the Hot 100’s Top 5 (“That’s What I Like” and “Uptown Funk”). He is the only artist in the past year to have both a four-time and six-time platinum single from the same album. Also, Mars is one of the few artists to have written and produced all of his No. 1 hits and has had a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 from each of his first three studio albums.

With seven Hot 100 No. 1’s, Mars is ranked No. 1 among male artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1s for this decade, extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weeknd. Mars has been traveling the globe on his massive 24K Magic World Tour, which sold more than 1 million tickets in a single day. In 2015, Bruno dominated music charts with the hit single “Uptown Funk,” which took home three GRAMMY Awards, including Record of the Year.

With seven Hot 100 No. 1’s, Mars is ranked No. 1 among male artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1s for this decade, extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weeknd. Mars has been traveling the globe on his massive 24K Magic World Tour, which sold more than 1 million tickets in a single day. In 2015, Bruno dominated music charts with the hit single “Uptown Funk,” which took home three GRAMMY Awards, including Record of the Year.

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