New Single Proves Another Smash For Multi-Talented Superstar; Named “Favorite Male Artist” In Pop Or Rock Music At Last Night’s American Music Awards; Slated To Perform On Fox’s The X Factor Wednesday, November 23rd; Debut Album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" Goes 3x Platinum In The UK
Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars has scored yet another top 10 single with “It Will Rain,” the first single from Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s recently released “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK.” The track is currently bulleting its way to the upper reaches of Billboard’s “Hot 100” while also achieving top 10 sales on the “Hot Digital Songs” chart.
The success of “It Will Rain” marks the 11th top 10 single for Mars, following solo blockbusters like the multi-platinum #1 hits “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade” – both featured on 2010’s 24x-worldwide platinum debut album, “DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS” – as well as songs written and co-produced by Mars in his role as one of The Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine), including fellow Elektra recording artist Cee Lo Green’s history-making “F**k You,” Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording artist Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire (Feat. Bruno Mars),” and “Nothin’ On You (Feat. Bruno Mars),” the #1 smash by Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B (see full list of top 10 hits attached).
In other news, Mars – who earlier this year took home a “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” Grammy Award for “Just The Way You Are” – was among the big winners at last night’s American Music Awards, winning the prestigious “Pop or Rock Music/Favorite Male Artist” prize. The victory comes soon after Mars’ triumph at MTV’s 2011 European Music Awards, where he received two awards, for “Best New Artist” and “Best Push Act.” Other recent achievements for Mars include a “Best Male Video” award from the MTV Music Awards Japan (honoring “Just The Way You Are”) as well as two nominations for the upcoming 38th People’s Choice Awards (for “Favorite Male Artist” and “Favorite R&B Artist”).
Mars will celebrate the success of “It Will Rain” with an eagerly awaited live performance on Fox’s hit singing competition series, The X Factor, slated for Wednesday, November 23rd (check local listings). What’s more, the award-winning superstar’s recent performance of “It Will Rain” alongside members of the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on the nationally syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show is scheduled for a Thanksgiving re-broadcast on Thursday, November 24th. As if all that weren’t enough, Bruno is set to make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of Sesame Street, airing on PBS stations nationwide on Friday, November 25th.
The “It Will Rain” companion video recently had its MTV premiere and is quickly proving another online sensation for Mars, earning over 6 million views and counting via the official Elektra Records YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-w3WfgpcGg. In addition, the track’s audio version has also lit up YouTube, receiving over 20 million individual views thus far.
Mars has proved to be a global success with his 2010 debut album "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" reaching 3x Platinum certification in the UK this past week, making the album 24x Platinum worldwide
Mars is also currently receiving notable success as the featured vocalist on Lil Wayne's single "Mirror" from the MC's acclaimed album "CARTER IV." The track debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been receiving massive airplay at urban radio.
(Full list of top 10 hits attached)
11 TOP 10 SINGLES FOR SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER
- All Songs Written and/or Produced by The Smeezingtons -
“It Will Rain” - Bruno Mars
“The Lazy Song” - Bruno Mars
“Grenade” - Bruno Mars
“Just The Way You Are” - Bruno Mars
“Nothin’ On You” – B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
“Billionaire” – Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars
“Young, Wild & Free” – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars
“Lighters” – Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars
“F**k You (Forget You)” – Cee Lo Green
“Rocketeer” – Far East Movement featuring Ryan Tedder
“Right Round” – Flo Rida
Source: Elektra Records