Pop, pop it’s show time. Show time. Guess who’s back again? Bruno Mars is back as an Artist of the Year nominee for the second time in his career! Mars is also riding high at this year’s American Music Awards as the most-nominated artist with eight nominations including Video of the Year and Top Pop/Rock Male Artist.
Bruno Mars’ third full-length studio album, 24K Magic, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, granting the performer his third top 10 effort. The album spun off a trio of top 40-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100, so far: “24K Magic,” “That’s What I Like” and “Versace On the Floor.” In 2017, “That’s What I Like” became Mars’ seventh No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, following his previous leaders “Uptown Funk!” (Mark Ronson featuring Mars), “When I Was Your Man,” “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Grenade,” “Just the Way You Are” and “Nothin’ On You” (B.o.B featuring Mars).
If there is one thing we love most about Bruno Mars, it’s the massive energy and style points he brings to our AMAs stage. Over the years he has shown the world that his swag and talent have no end. Let’s take a look at some of his best AMAs moments.
Bruno Mars made a winning debut at the AMAs in 2011 with a win for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.
Bruno backstage with AMAs guests Selena Gomez and Jaden Smith.
Also a presenter during the show, Bruno caps off his victory with a winner's portrait.
Two years after his debut, Bruno earned three more AMAs nominations for his 2012 release, "Unorthodox Jukebox," which gave us hits like "Locked Out of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man" and "Treasure." He even earned his first-ever nom for Artist of the Year.
After crushing the charts in 2014 and 2015 on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," Bruno Mars earned another two AMAs nominations.
Performing for the first time at the AMAs, Bruno Mars slayed the crowd with an electric performance of "24K Magic."
"Put yo' pinky fingers to the MOON"
So much swag. Bruno Mars knows how to deliver.
That dance solo tho.