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Bruno Mars Named Billboard's Artist Of The Year

posted 13 Dec 2013, 12:22 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 13 Dec 2013, 12:22 ]

Bruno Mars is selected as Billboard's 2013 Artist of the Year.

 (BILLBOARD) - Bruno Mars has been selected as Billboard's Artist of the Year. In addition to having one of the best-selling albums of 2013 with "Unorthodox Jukebox," Billboard announced Friday (December 13) that Mars topped 8 of their 2013 Year-End charts, including "Hot 100 Artists" and "Top Overall Artists."

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The feat comes as a bit of a surprise, considering that Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake have been making constant headlines in 2013.

"Unorthodox Juxebox" sold more than 1.8 million copies and its song "When I Was Your Man" went to number one on the Billboard charts. All in all, Mars has sold more than 120 million singles worldwide.

The singer is set to have a good year in 2014, too. In addition to being nominated for four Grammy awards, he is also slated to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show on February 2.