Bruno Mars has been crowned the best international solo male artist of the year at the 2014 Brit music awards
The achievement is no small feat as he had to battle such household names as Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Drake, and John Grant to pull the upset.
For those who follow this versatile artist, the selection comes as no surprise following Bruno Mars’ appearance as the main act in the Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 2.
His performance drew attention to the raw talent the singer-songwriter displays on stage during his live performances, which is contagious and leaves the audience wanting more, more, more and was received with critical acclaim.
This is the second time the American artist has captured this award, Bruno Mars previously won in 2012 and this begins a great year for the singer, who topped the US charts with “When I Was Your Man” (it reached number two in the UK).
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Bruno Mars was also selected to perform during this year’s Brit awards along with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, and Arctic Monkeys.
It’s hard to believe Peter Gene Hernandez, Bruno’s real name, only has two studio albums. In 2010 he released Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which reached number three on the Billboard 200 with worldwide number-one singles “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade”, as well as by the single “The Lazy Song”.
The album received seven Grammy nominations, winning Best Pop Vocal Performance for “Just The Way You Are”.
His second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox was released in 2012 and peaked at number one in the United States with international singles “Locked Out of Heaven”, “When I Was Your Man”, “Treasure”, and “Gorilla.”
Bruno Mars has sold 10 million albums in three-years and 58 million singles worldwide. He has a combined downloaded earnigns as a singer, songwriter, and producer of over $115 million. In 2014, he was ranked number one on the Forbes 30 list.