Bruno Mars has earned an assortment of new platinum certifications from the RIAA. 24K Magic (pronounced twenty-four karat magic), Mars’ chart-topping third studio album is now certified 2x platinum for sales and streams in excess of two million, and continues his string of multi-platinum certified albums. 24K Magic marked the highest first week debut for Mars and remained in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 200 for an impressive 33 weeks. In addition, the collection’s first two smash singles, “24K Magic” and “That’s What I Like,” have both now been certified 4x platinum, marked sales and streams of more than 4 million units each.
The wide ranging success of “24K Magic” and “That’s What I Like” singles affirms Mars as one of the biggest chart stars in history, at present tied with Usher for the most #1 songs ever among male solo artists on Billboard’s “Radio Songs” chart. What’s more, Bruno is one of the few artists to have written and produced every one of his #1 hits, with each of his first three studio albums boasting a #1 song on the “Hot 100.” With seven “Hot 100” chart-toppers, Mars is now ranked #1 amongst male artists for the most “Hot 100” #1s this decade, extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weekend. In addition, Mars is the fastest male soloist to earn his first five #1 singles since Elvis Presley.
“That’s What I Like” has ascended to #1 at a remarkable number of radio formats, including Urban AC, Rhythmic, Urban Mainstream, Adult R&B, and CHR/Top 40. The single – which previously reached #1 on the Billboard “Hot 100,” Mars’ seventh single to top the main chart – has spent a remarkable 20 weeks atop Billboard’s “Hot R&B Songs” chart, matching the record for most weeks at #1 on that chart. “24K Magic,” the single, marked Mars’ highest chart debut and also set a record as the first song in 2016 to chart in the top 10 across three top radio formats, all in the same week.
As if its chart success weren’t enough, the official “That’s What I Like” and “24K Magic” companion visuals – directed by Bruno himself – continue to rule YouTube, each boasting total individual views of nearly 800 million at the official Bruno Mars YouTube channel.
Mars’ latest single, “Versace On The Floor,” is already an RIAA gold-certified smash despite having only impacted at multi-format radio earlier this month. Additionally, the official audio stream has racked up more than 130 million plays on YouTube alone.
Earlier this summer, Mars claimed his first-ever BET Award victory for “Best R&B/Pop Male Artist,” and also won the “Video Of The Year” award for “24K Magic.” Additionally, Mars received an impressive four MTV Video Music Awards nominations, including the coveted Artist Of The Year category. The 2017 Video Music Awards will air August 27th on MTV.
Mars is currently traveling North America on his hugely popular 24K Magic Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the massive global headline tour will culminate in early November with an eagerly awaited four-night stand at Los Angeles, CA’s The Forum. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please see the 24K Magic Tour official homepage.
ABOUT BRUNO MARS:
Bruno Mars is a 21-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 180 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His most recent critically acclaimed and RIAA certified 2x platinum album, “24K Magic,” made an impressive debut atop the Top Digital Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while also remaining in the Top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks. Additionally, the album and its lead single, “24K Magic,” simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has also officially been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. Mars’ 4x platinum certified single, "That's What I Like," recently climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, marking his seventh Hot 100 chart-topper and his first #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, where it has remained at the top-spot for 19 consecutive weeks. Additionally, Mars is the only artist to have two of the top 10 most-downloaded and best-selling songs of 2017 so far. Bruno is also one of the few artists to have written and produced each of his No. 1 hits and has had a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 from each of his first three studio albums. With seven Hot 100 #1s, Mars is now tied with Elvis Presley, Phil Collins, and Frankie Valli for the seventh most chart-toppers among male soloists, and is also ranked #1 amongst male artists with the most Hot 100 No.1s for this decade; extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weeknd. What’s more, Bruno recently took home two BET Awards this past June, including the coveted Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award. To celebrate his latest album, Mars has been traveling the globe on his massive “24K Magic World Tour”, which sold over 1 million tickets in a single day. In 2015, Bruno dominated charts with hit single “Uptown Funk.” The worldwide smash is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1. “Uptown Funk” took home 3 GRAMMY Awards this past year, including the coveted Record of the Year award. Last February, Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014, Mars made NFL history with the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to Billboard, Bruno Mars scored his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has an impressive catalog of 36 Hot 100 hits.
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