SOURCE: Atlantic Records

May 18, 2011 11:11 ET

Bruno Mars' "THE LAZY SONG" Goes to #1 in the UK; This Chart Position Marks Mars' Third Consecutive Single to Reach #1 in the UK; Grammy Award-Winning Artist to Donate Proceeds From Upcoming Performance at the Alabama Jubilee CityFest to the American Red Cross; Mars Launches eBay Auction to Contribute Additional Funds to the Alabama Tornado Disaster Relief Fund

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars' third single "THE LAZY SONG" from his 2x Platinum-certified debut album "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" has reached #1 in the U.K. This chart position marks Mars' third consecutive single to reach #1 in the U.K., preceded by "GRENADE" and "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE." Mars has also sold over 15 million singles worldwide.

Mars -- who earlier this year took home a "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance" Grammy Award for "Just The Way You Are" -- will donate proceeds from his upcoming performance at Alabama's Jubilee CityFest celebration "Bama's Big Bang" to the Alabama Tornado Disaster Relief Fund via the American Red Cross. "Bama's Big Bang," which will feature the state's largest firework spectacular, will be held this Friday, May 20th, at Montgomery's Riverwalk Amphitheater. Past performers at the Jubilee CityFest -- Alabama's longest-running festival -- include Taylor Swift, John Mayer and Lady Antebellum. Tickets and more information can be found at www.bamasbigbang.com and www.jubileecityfest.org.

What's more, Mars has just launched an exclusive eBay auction to further his efforts for the Alabama Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. An ultimate package of exclusive and rare Bruno Mars memorabilia, most of which is not sold anywhere, is now available for auction. The package includes a signed and framed 12 x 18 show poster from the December 19th, 2010, sold-out concert at the Blaisdell Arena in Hawaii (Bruno's 'coming home' concert), a limited edition Doo-Wops & Hooligans box set, a lifetime membership to the official Bruno Mars fan club, a signed and framed set list from the opening night of the Doo-Wops & Hooligans tour at Roseland Ballroom in New York on May 4th, 2011, the Bruno Mars official Snuggie, a pair of signed Pro-Mark drumsticks, and an official fan club poster. The 10-day auction will close May 26th at 7:02pm PDT. To place your bid, visit: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140550028153&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123#ht_880wt_951

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

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