BRUNO MARS IS BACK WITH '24K MAGIC'
HUGELY ANTICIPATED THIRD STUDIO ALBUM ARRIVES EVERYWHERE TODAY
“24K MAGIC WORLD TOUR” BEGINS MARCH 28TH; TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 21ST
MARS TO OPEN THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS THIS SUNDAY
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician Bruno Mars has officially released his eagerly anticipated new album, 24K Magic (pronounced twenty-four karat magic). The album – which includes the worldwide hit single, “24K Magic” – is available now in stores and at all DSPs and streaming services.
Earlier this week, Mars revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour - The 24K Magic World Tour (pronounced twenty-four karat magic tour). The magic will begin March 28 at Antwerp, Belgium’s Sportpalais and will travel throughout Europe through June with shows set in London, Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin and more. The North American leg will follow kicking off July 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and then visit over 45 cities across the US and Canada before culminating with a four-night stand at The Forum in Los Angeles. A full list of dates is below. Tickets for The 24K Magic World Tour, produced by Live Nation, go on sale Monday, November 21. The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars’ first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates.
Mars – who heralded 24K Magic with a recent cover story in Rolling Stone – is set for a number of high profile TV appearances in coming weeks, beginning this Sunday, November 20th, with a show-opening performance at the 2016 American Music Awards. Mars will next perform at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Monday, December 5th. The upcoming appearances follow Mars’ recent set on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, highlighted by performances of “24K Magic” and the new album track, “Chunky.”
“24K Magic,” the blockbuster first single from 24K Magic, made an impressive top 5 debut on Billboard’s “Hot 100,” entering at #5, marking Mars’ highest chart debut to date. “24K Magic” 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. A truly global smash, “24K Magic” also reached #1 on French, Israeli, Japanese, and Mexican singles charts while rocking the top 10 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
A multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and 20 time GRAMMY® nominee, Bruno Mars has sold over 170 million singles worldwide and over 26 million albums worldwide, affirming him one of the best-selling artists of all time. The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician recently dominated charts with the worldwide smash single, “Uptown Funk.” The RIAA diamond certified smash made history as the longest-leading Billboard “Hot 100” single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the chart’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at #1. “Uptown Funk” has received a number of honors, among them three 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, including the coveted “Record of the Year” award. In addition, the “Uptown Funk” companion video received the 2016 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Male Video.”
Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage this past February to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay. Mars’ historic 2014 performance made NFL history as the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show ever, earning a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” #1 singles faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has now massed an incredible catalog of 35 “Hot 100” hits to date.
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November 18, 2016 5:58am ET by Newsdesk