NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - GRAMMY®-winning superstar Bruno Mars has announced the world premiere of his eagerly anticipated new video, "Gorilla." Mars will debut the video directly to his fans on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/brunomars (over 41M fans) at 3pm ET on Monday, October 14th, as part of Facebook's new #NowPlaying program for exclusive premieres. Mars made this announcement today via his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brunomars/posts/10151977447782244. Mars will also be giving fans a sneak peek by releasing a teaser via Instagram every day leading up to the premiere starting Friday, October 11th. The video was co-directed by Mars with his longtime video collaborator, Cameron Duddy.
"Gorilla" marks the latest single and video from Mars' blockbuster second album, "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX." The track follows three prior smash singles: "Locked Out Of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man" -- both of which reigned at #1 atop Billboard's "Hot 100" earlier this year -- and "Treasure," which peaked at No. 5 and marks Mars' 14th Top 10 single on Billboard's "Hot 100." The "Gorilla" companion video is the latest cinematic collaboration from the acclaimed directorial team of Mars and Duddy, who have previously been honored with MTV Video Music Awards nominations for such classic clips as "The Lazy Song," and "Locked Out Of Heaven," with the last earning Mars and Duddy a prestigious 2013 MTV VMA for "Best Male Video" Moonman.
Mars -- who will headline the upcoming Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, slated for Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 -- is undoubtedly one of today's most gifted and compelling superstars. With 115 million singles sold worldwide, the 14-time GRAMMY® Award nominee -- and "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance" winner for "Just The Way You Are" -- has made music history more than once, including such milestones as scoring his first five Billboard "Hot 100" chart-toppers faster than any male solo artist since Elvis Presley. In addition to his two acclaimed multi-platinum albums -- 2010's "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" and 2012's "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX," of which share a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide -- Mars has logged an extraordinary catalogue spanning 22 "Hot 100" hits, marking his numerous gifts as singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. A charismatic and irresistible live performer, Mars -- accompanied by his awesome eight-piece band, The Hooligans -- is currently in the midst of the epic sold-out 91-city "Moonshine Jungle World Tour," with stops slated across Europe through mid-November. For up-to-the-minute tour information, please see www.brunomars.com/moonshinejungletour.
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