Elektra recording artist Bruno Marsâ€™ debut album â€œDOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANSâ€ (AmazonRock Music CDs)) is now RIAA-certified Platinum in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and 2x Platinum-certified in Ireland. The album is also RIAA-certified Gold across multiple international territories including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and France. Mars has also sold an impressive 14.7 million singles worldwide.
Mars â€“ who earlier this year took home a â€œBest Male Pop Vocal Performanceâ€ Grammy Award for â€œJust The Way You Areâ€ â€“ is currently set to make his debut appearance on American Idol, slated to air live on Fox on Thursday, April 28th at 8 pm ET/PT (check local listings).
Bruno has also just been honored with inclusion on â€œThe 2011 TIME 100,â€ the magazineâ€™s annual list naming the people who most affect our world. Mars joins the worldâ€™s most influential artists, activists, heads of state and captains of industry on the prestigious list. Bruno will also perform live along with Sting at the TIME 100 official celebration event, slated for Tuesday, April 26th at New York Cityâ€™s Jazz At Lincoln Center.
In other news, â€œThe Lazy Songâ€ â€“ the latest single from â€œDOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANSâ€ â€“ is waking up multi-format radio outlets nationwide, including CHR/Top 40, where it is currently ascending the top 20. The trackâ€™s companion video recently had its world premiere via MTV.com and VH1.com, followed by its prime time broadcast debut on MTV. â€œThe Lazy Songâ€ is now in â€œHeavyâ€ rotation at MTV, mtvU and MTV Hits, â€œElite 8â€ rotation at MTV2, â€œLargeâ€ rotation at VH1, and also in rotation at Fuse. To celebrate, the official Bruno Mars webstore is now offering a custom â€œBruno Mars Snuggieâ„¢,â€ featuring Brunoâ€™s logo alongside â€œThe Lazy Songâ€ lyric, â€œChillinâ€™ In My Snuggie.â€ For more information, visit brunomars.hasawebstore.com.
Announced last week, Mars is one of the top finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremonies will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22nd at 8 pm ET/PT (check local listings).
Mars was named a finalist in 11 prestigious categories, including â€œTop Male Artist,â€ â€œTop Hot 100 Artist,â€ â€œTop Digital Songs Artist,â€ â€œTop Radio Songs Artist,â€ and â€œTop New Artist.â€ In addition, Brunoâ€™s 4x RIAA platinum-certified debut single, â€œJust The Way You Are,â€ received nods for â€œTop Hot 100 Song,â€ â€œTop Pop Song,â€ â€œTop Digital Song,â€ â€œTop Radio Song,â€ and â€œTop Streaming Song (Audio).â€ And as if all that werenâ€™t enough, â€œNothinâ€™ On You (Feat. Bruno Mars),â€ the #1 smash single by Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B, was nominated as â€œTop Rap Song.â€
Mars is now getting ready to kick off his long awaited â€œHooligans In Wondaland Tourâ€ with Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy/Atlantic recording artist Janelle MonÃ¡e. The much-anticipated North American co-headlining tour begins Wednesday, May 4th with a long-sold-out show at New York Cityâ€™s Roseland Ballroom and then continues through mid-June (see attached itinerary). Accompanying Mars and MonÃ¡e on dates from May 4th through May 27th will be Atlantic recording artist Plan B; from May 28th through June 16th, support comes from Mayer Hawthorne & The County.
A charming and charismatic live performer, Mars will get ready for the â€œHooligans In Wondaland Tourâ€ by joining the line-up of top acts performing at The Bamboozle 2011, slated for Sunday, May 1st at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He will also be among the stars appearing at Preakness InfieldFest 2011, an entertainment festival presented as part of the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. Preakness InfieldFest 2011 is set for Saturday, May 21st at Baltimore, Marylandâ€™s famed Pimlico Race Course â€“ for ticket information, go to www.preakness.com/infield.
On Tour 2011
All Dates â€œHooligans In Wondaland Tourâ€ w/ Janelle MonÃ¡e Except *
1 East Rutherford, NJ The Bamboozle *
4 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom â€“ SOLD OUT
7 Boston, MA Agganis Arena â€“ SOLD OUT
8 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
11 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
17 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie
18 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
20 Montgomery, AL Jubilee CityFest
21 Baltimore, MD InfieldFest @ The 136th Preakness Stakes *
22 Windsor, ON Caesars Windsor â€“ SOLD OUT
24 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
25 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
27 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom â€“ SOLD OUT
28 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
29 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
30 Oren, UT McKay Events Center
2 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater @ Qwest Field
3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
4 Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds @ The Rose Garden
7 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
8 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10 Coachella, CA Spotlight 29 Casino
11 Del Mar, CA San Diego Country Fair
12 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre â€“ SOLD OUT
14 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
15 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
16 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Theatre @ The Palms Casino