BRUNO MARS NAMED BILLBOARD’S “ARTIST OF THE YEAR”;
2014 PEPSI SUPER BOWL HALFTIME PERFORMER CELEBRATES BY ANNOUNCING SECOND NORTH AMERICAN LEG
OF THE BLOCKBUSTER “MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOUR”;
ONCE AGAIN AMONG THE YEAR’S TOP GRAMMY® NOMINEES,
INCLUDING “RECORD OF THE YEAR” AND “SONG OF THE YEAR” NODS FOR “LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN”
Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has been named Billboard magazine’s “2013 Artist of the Year” – an extraordinary honor to cap off an already incredible year. 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 list of cities below). Full details – including dates, venues, and ticket information – will be announced soon. For up-to-the-minute news, please see www.brunomars.com/moonshinejungletour.
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.
Mars – accompanied by his awesome eight-piece band, The Hooligans – will of course headline the upcoming Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, slated for Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. In the meantime, he and The Hooligans will wrap up 2013 on December 29th& 31st with the inaugural concerts at The Chelsea, the newest performance space at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Mars will then return to The Chelsea for an extended engagement through 2014, including shows on February 15th & 16th, May 23rd & 24th, and August 22nd & 23rd – for complete details, including ticket information and VIP packages, please see www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/index/experience/Bruno-Mars.aspx.
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, withBillboard 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.”
MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOUR
SECOND NORTH AMERICAN LEG (CITIES ONLY)
— DATES AND ONSALE INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED —
Grand Rapids, MI
Lake Tahoe, NV
Little Rock, AK
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
New York City, NY
San Jose, CA
Featured photo credit: Kai Z Feng