Will we see more wins for Bruno Mars at the 2014 Billboard Awards?

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars will have three opportunities this year to be a Billboard Music Award winner once again. He’s nominated in the Top Artist, Top…

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Will we see more wins for Bruno Mars at the 2014 Billboard Awards?

Bruno Mars performs onstage at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London. He’s got three nominations to the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars will have three opportunities this year to be a Billboard Music Award winner once again. He’s 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 he’s been nominated every year since.

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The artist, of Puerto Rican descent, also received an award at this year’s 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 album’s 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 show’s 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.

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