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Bruno Mars Crowned Billboard's 2013 Artist Of The Year

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Billboard has suprisingly named Bruno Mars their 2013 'Artist of the Year.'

After garnering four Grammy nominations (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album), the 28-year old Mars has topped eight of Billboard's year-end music chart lists, including the Hot 100 Artists, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Digital Songs, giving him the 2013 title of Artist of the Year.

Mars has dominated the music charts thanks to the release of his 'Unorthodox Jukebox' album, which became one of this year's bestselling records with more than 1.8 million copies sold in the United States, and includes such hits as “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Treasure,” and “When I Was Your Man.”

“Bruno did well in touring and I think longevity does really well for him. His songs stuck around on multiple formats all year round,” said Bill Werde, editorial director of Billboard magazine, to Reuters. “He's a powerhouse, and really keeps his focus on the music in a year where conversations have been dominated by [MTV's Video Music Award] performances and PR cycles.”

On his fantastic 2013, Bruno said: “There’s been so many awesome moments this year. The highlight was going on tour with my boys, with my band. Seeing the world and playing these songs.” But he added: “I can’t wait to back into the studio.”

Mars’ “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” will resume in 2014, with concerts dates in Australia and New Zealand, and his tour has already 40 sold-out dates in North America.

The popular singer will also headline the Superbowl XLVIII Halftime Showat MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J, in February.

Here is Billboard's top ten artists of 2013:

  • 1. Bruno Mars
  • 2. Taylor Swift
  • 3. Justin Timberlake
  • 4. Rihanna
  • 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • 6. Pink
  • 7. Imagine Dragon
  • 8. One Direction
  • 9. Miley Cyrus
  • 10. Maroon 5

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