Billboard name Bruno Mars as the “Artist of the Year 2013”

by Martin

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Bruno Mars has released two albums in his short but successful music career. In 2010 he released ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ and last year he released ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’.

It’s in part the success of his second album and his general chart and commercial success that has won him the title of “Artist of the Year 2013” from Billboard.

Since releasing the album late last year it’s been hugely successful and Bruno Mars has released a number of tracks from it as singles.

‘Locked Out of Heaven’, ‘Treasure’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’ are just three of the tracks from his second studio album which have given him such a successful 2013.

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His co-manager Brandon Creed spoke with Billboard and told them that Mars has had an “incredible year” and that he will continue to enjoy amazing success:

“It’s been an incredible year. We definitely had goals going into this project to support the artist, his music and performance.”

He continued: “But we tried to do everything for a purpose, nothing gratuitous. And we’re continuing to lay and build the foundation for him to evolve musically and continue to connect with the audience.”

Bruno Mars also commented about the title and added that having the opportunity to do his dream job everyday and enjoying the rewards for his work so publicly is overwhelming.

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He said: “My dream was to not get a day job but to sleep, wake up and do my music. And hopefully, my music does all the talking. I want to keep that dream forever. That’s it. That’s what I love to do.”

Last month X Factor winner Leona Lewis revealed that she’d love to collaborate with Bruno Mars and said:

“I’d love to do something with Bruno Mars, so I’m reaching out to a few different people and also some Motown people, maybe doing something with them.”

On hearing this news fans of both artists seemed to welcome the idea but only time will tell.

Have a listen to ‘Gorilla’ below which is one of the tracks lifted from ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’

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