SOURCE: Atlantic Records

April 22, 2011 16:26 ET

Bruno Mars' Debut Album Certified Platinum in the US, UK, Canada and More; Over 14 Million Singles Sold Worldwide; Grammy-Winner to Perform on American Idol Thursday, April 28th; Acclaimed Artist Named to the 2011 TIME 100; "The Lazy Song" Climbs the Charts as Video Scores Heavy Rotation Across MTV Networks; Mars Is Finalist in 11 Billboard Music Awards Categories; "Hooligans In Wondaland" Co-Headlining Tour With Janelle Monae Begins May 4th in New York City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 22, 2011) - Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars' debut album "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" is now RIAA-certified Platinum in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and 2x Platinum-certified in Ireland. The album is also RIAA-certified Gold across multiple international territories including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and France. Mars has also sold an impressive 14.7 million singles worldwide.

Mars -- who earlier this year took home a "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance" Grammy Award for "Just The Way You Are" -- is currently set to make his debut appearance on American Idol, slated to air live on Fox on Thursday, April 28th at 8 pm ET/PT (check local listings).

Bruno has also just been honored with inclusion on "The 2011 TIME 100," the magazine's annual list naming the people who most affect our world. Mars joins the world's most influential artists, activists, heads of state and captains of industry on the prestigious list. Bruno will also perform live along with Sting at the TIME 100 official celebration event, slated for Tuesday, April 26th at New York City's Jazz At Lincoln Center.

In other news, "The Lazy Song" -- the latest single from "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" -- is waking up multi-format radio outlets nationwide, including CHR/Top 40, where it is currently ascending the top 20. The track's companion video recently had its world premiere via MTV.com and VH1.com, followed by its prime time broadcast debut on MTV. "The Lazy Song" is now in "Heavy" rotation at MTV, mtvU and MTV Hits, "Elite 8" rotation at MTV2, "Large" rotation at VH1, and also in rotation at Fuse. To celebrate, the official Bruno Mars webstore is now offering a custom "Bruno Mars Snuggie™," featuring Bruno's logo alongside "The Lazy Song" lyric, "Chillin' In My Snuggie." For more information, please visit brunomars.hasawebstore.com.

Announced last week, Mars is one of the top finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremonies will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22nd at 8 pm ET/PT (check local listings).

Mars was named a finalist in 11 prestigious categories, including "Top Male Artist," "Top Hot 100 Artist," "Top Digital Songs Artist," "Top Radio Songs Artist," and "Top New Artist." In addition, Bruno's 4x RIAA platinum-certified debut single, "Just The Way You Are," received nods for "Top Hot 100 Song," "Top Pop Song," "Top Digital Song," "Top Radio Song," and "Top Streaming Song (Audio)." And as if all that weren't enough, "Nothin' On You (Feat. Bruno Mars)," the #1 smash single by Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B, was nominated as "Top Rap Song."

Mars is now getting ready to kick off his long awaited "Hooligans In Wondaland Tour" with Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe. The much-anticipated North American co-headlining tour begins Wednesday, May 4th with a long-sold-out show at New York City's Roseland Ballroom and then continues through mid-June (see below itinerary). Accompanying Mars and Monáe on dates from May 4th through May 27th will be Atlantic recording artist Plan B; from May 28th through June 16th, support comes from Mayer Hawthorne & The County.

A charming and charismatic live performer, Mars will get ready for the "Hooligans In Wondaland Tour" by joining the line-up of top acts performing at The Bamboozle 2011, slated for Sunday, May 1st at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He will also be among the stars appearing at Preakness InfieldFest 2011, an entertainment festival presented as part of the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. Preakness InfieldFest 2011 is set for Saturday, May 21st at Baltimore, Maryland's famed Pimlico Race Course -- for ticket information, please see www.preakness.com/infield.

For more news and tour information, please visit: www.brunomars.com, www.atlanticrecords.com, and www.elektra.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

BRUNO MARS
On Tour 2011

All Dates "Hooligans In Wondaland Tour" w/ Janelle Monáe Except *

MAY
1East Rutherford, NJThe Bamboozle *
4New York, NYRoseland Ballroom - SOLD OUT
7Boston, MAAgganis Arena - SOLD OUT
8Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
10Atlanta, GAFox Theatre
11Miami Beach, FLFillmore Miami Beach
17Grand Prairie, TXVerizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie
18Houston, TXReliant Arena
20Montgomery, ALJubilee CityFest
21Baltimore, MDInfieldFest @ The 136th Preakness Stakes *
22Windsor, ONCaesars Windsor - SOLD OUT
24Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
25St. Paul, MNRoy Wilkins Auditorium
27Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom - SOLD OUT
28Kansas City, MOUptown Theatre
29Broomfield, CO1st Bank Center
30Oren, UTMcKay Events Center
JUNE
2Seattle, WAWAMU Theater @ Qwest Field
3Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
4Portland, ORTheater of the Clouds @ The Rose Garden
7Reno, NVGrand Sierra Resort & Casino
8San Francisco, CABill Graham Civic Auditorium
10Coachella, CASpotlight 29 Casino
11Del Mar, CASan Diego Country Fair
12Universal City, CAGibson Amphitheatre - SOLD OUT
14Universal City, CAGibson Amphitheatre
15Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
16Las Vegas, NVThe Pearl Theatre @ The Palms Casino

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