Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars will have three opportunities this year to be a Billboard Music Award winner once again. Hes nominated in the Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Radio Songs Artist categories.
Mars would be adding this possible win to his 2011 Top Radio Song award for Just the Way You Are.
That year he received a total of 10 nominations, including Top New Artist and Top Male Artist. The latter is a category for which hes been nominated every year since.
The artist, of Puerto Rican descent, also received an award at this years Billboard Latin Music Awards, which took place on April 24 in Miami, Florida.
His win was in the Crossover Artist of the Year category. That was the first nomination for him in this award show.
In late 2012 Mars released “Unorthodox Jukebox,” with the lead single Locked out of Heaven which reached No. 1 in US and Canada Billboard Hot 100, and top 10 in several countries.
The albums second single also reached first place in the US Billboard Hot 100. The album also became the fourth best-selling album of 2013.
On February 2014 Mars headlined the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show, with guest star the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whom he personally invited.
The shows songs list was a total of seven including Locked out of Heaven, Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Just the Way You Are.
The closing of the show included videos of members of the military sending messages to their loved ones as the song started. The show attracted a record-setting audience of 115.3 million viewers and his album sales went up 82% (59,000-107,000) within a week after the show.
Mars career start includes co-writing songs with songwriter and producer Philip Lawrence, which were originally meant for the artist.
One in particular, Lost (Perdido sin ti), ended up in the hands of Brandon Creed, who at the time was looking for songs for Menudo who released it as a digital single in 2008.