Written by Giavanna Foster
Multi-platinum artist Bruno Mars received eight American Music Awards nominations. He is this year’s top nominee. Here’s the scoop:
Bruno Mars has 36.2M Twitter followers and 14.8M Instagram followers. He is performing on the 24k Magic World Tour, named after his album. We covered Mars’ latest No. 1 hits in a feature article on his birthday. Click here to read it.
This year, Bruno Mars received eight American Music Awards nominations:
- Artist of the Year
- Favorite Pop/ Rock Male Artist
- Favorite Pop/ Rock Album
- Favorite Soul/ R&B Male Artist
- Favorite Soul/ R&B Album
- Favorite Soul/ R&B Song
- Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
- Video of the Year
Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” is nominated for Favorite Soul/ R&B Song and Video of the Year. This black-and-white animated video has 1B YouTube views. Mars’ “That’s What I Like” is featured on 24k Magic, his latest album. Now, the RIAA has certified “That’s What I Like” as a six-time platinum single.
Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic has reached 4 billion global streams. Mars’ single, “24k Magic”, is certified by the RIAA as a four-time platinum single. Also, “Versace on the Floor” is a certified platinum single. Atlantic Records tweeted to congratulate Mars on his success:
Bruno Mars is nominated in a total of eight categories. Mars joins Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, and Ed Sheeran as Artist of the Year nominees. Mars also joins Drake and Ed Sheeran as Favorite Pop/ Rock Male Artist nominees.
After Billboard announced Mars’ lead, Bruno Mars tweeted to thank his fans:
The 2017 American Music Awards will be held on November 19 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. This telecast airs live from 5:00pm-8:00pm PST on ABC. Stay tuned.