Billboard Magazine has bestowed Bruno Mars with its top honor “Artist Of The Year.” Bruno, who nabbed four Grammy nominations this year, scored several hits on the famed chart including “Treasure”, “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.” In fact, he came in No. 1 on eight of Billboard’s year end lists, including “Hot 100 Artists,” “Top Overall Artists,” “Hot 100 Singles Airplay,” “Hot Digital Songs,” “Mainstream Top 40” and “Pop Digital Songs.”
Bruno’s manager Brandon Creed told Billboard, “It’s been an incredible year…We definitely had goals going into this project to support the artist, his music and performance. But we tried to do everything for a purpose, nothing gratuitous. And we’re continuing to lay and build the foundation for him to evolve musically and continue to connect with the audience.”
In other Bruno news, he’s set to perform at the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show and is heading back out for a North American round of his Moonshine Jungle World Tour.