Bruno Mars is a 13 time Grammy Award nominee whose debut album has gone platinum 39 times worldwide. In addition he has sold over 45 million singles across the globe and has over 1 billion views on YouTube. Debut album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' was released in October 2010 and named "the year's finest pop debut: 10 near-perfect songs," by Rolling Stone. The album included the 12x platinum blockbuster single "Just the Way You Are," which hit number 1 in multiple countries and won the critically-acclaimed artist a Grammy Award for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance." 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' claimed two additional hit singles, the 10 times platinum "Grenade" and 6 times platinum "The Lazy Song."
Mars has received an abundance of accolades to date, including ASCAP Song of the Year, a Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song for "Just the Way You Are," a BRIT Award for International Male Solo Artist, an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock, two MTV European Music Awards including Best New Artist, and the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist. In 2011, Mars was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
In October 2012, Mars premiered the first single, "Locked Out of Heaven," from his highly-anticipated sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox. On October 20th, Mars made his comeback to national television when he joined the elite club of hosts and performers for Saturday Night Live alongside the likes of Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake and Elton John. Mars not only showcased his comedic talent to the millions watching, but also debuted the first live performance of "Locked Out of Heaven" and premiered a brand new song, "Young Girls," from the historic stage in New York City.