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Bruno Mars named Billboard's Artist of the Year

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Billboard have recognised Bruno Mars' successful year by naming him their Artist of the Year 2013.

Over the past 12 months Mars has been in the Billboard Hot 100 with five songs, including number one singles Locked Out Of Heaven and When I Was Your Man.

His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, sold 1.8 million copies in the United States since its release this time last year.

Brandon Creed, Mar's co-manager said of the very successful year, "It's been an incredible year. We definitely had goals going into this project to support the artist, his music and performance. But we tried to do everything for a purpose, nothing gratuitous.

"We're continuing to lay and build the foundation for him to evolve musically and continue to connect with the audience."

Julie Greenwald of Atlantic Records added, "No one is handing Bruno Mars a record to make. He's writing, producing with collaborative partners, singing, playing, choreography – a quintuple threat who's great at executing his vision."

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