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Bruno Mars' "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" Ascends to No.1 on the Billboard 200

Mar 6 2013 12:00AM

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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX," the blockbuster new album from Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars, has ascended to #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the GRAMMY® winner's first #1 album in the U.S. The critically acclaimed album has also been certified platinum by the RIAA, commemorating sales in excess of 1 million. "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" also received platinum certifications in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada and Ireland.

The platinum certifications come as "When I Was Your Man" -- the latest hit single from "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" -- has ascended to the #3 spot on Billboard's "Hot 100." The single follows the album's sensational first single, "Locked Out Of Heaven," which held the #1 position for six consecutive weeks earlier this year and continues to stand tall in the top 10 after 21 weeks on the chart.

The success of "When I Was Your Man" represents yet another milestone for Mars, making it his 11th song to pass 1 million downloads -- all since his arrival on the scene just three short years ago. The GRAMMY®-winning superstar can now lay claim to a truly remarkable statistic, marking over 100 million singles sold worldwide in his role as both solo artist and as chart-topping writer/producer/featured performer.

"UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" can rightfully be called a global phenomenon, with platinum certification in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom, where it exploded to the top spot on the album charts upon its initial release, making history as Britain's fastest selling solo album of 2012. The extraordinary accomplishment of "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" follows the equivalent popularity of Mars' now classic 2010 debut, "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS," which also entered the charts at #1 and soon proved the UK's third best-selling album of 2011.

All this comes as Mars gets ready to embark on his sold out worldwide arena tour, which started going on sale last week. Several dates of "The Moonshine Jungle Tour" in both North America and Europe sold out within minutes, including two nights at Los Angeles' Staples Center and two nights at Denver's notorious Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Other cities that sold out soon after being announced include New York, London, Paris, Dublin and Madrid. Due to overwhelming demand, additional seats will be made available on select dates throughout the tour. More tour dates have also been added due to demand, including second shows in Toronto and London. Twenty-five dates for the tour will go on sale this Friday, March 8th (see attached itinerary). Special guests on select dates of the North American leg include Ellie Goulding and newly signed Elektra recording group Fitz and the Tantrums. Support for the European tour dates will be announced soon.

For additional news and information, please visit: www.brunomars.com, http://www.facebook.com/thatbrunomars, www.youtube.com/brunomars, and twitter.com/BRUNOMARS.


BRUNO MARS THE MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOUR *on sale March 8th **new date added due to demand NORTH AMERICA----------------------------------------------------------------------------Date Market Venue Support Act----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Verizon Fitz and theSOLD OUT Washington D.C. Center Tantrums----------------------------------------------------------------------------Monday, June 24, 2013 - Wells Fargo Fitz and thelimited tickets available Philadelphia, PA Center Tantrums----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Fitz and thelimited tickets available Boston, MA TD Garden Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mohegan Sun Fitz and theThursday, June 27, 2013* Uncasville, CT Arena Tantrums----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, June 29, 2013 - Barclays Fitz and theSOLD OUT New York, NY Center Tantrums----------------------------------------------------------------------------Monday, July 01, 2013 - PrudentialSOLD OUT Newark, NJ Center Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ConsolTuesday, July 02, 2013* Pittsburgh, PA Energy Ellie Goulding Center----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - MolsonSOLD OUT Toronto, ON Amphitheatre Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Friday, July 05, 2013* Montreal, QC Bell Centre Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, July 06, 2013* Molson** Toronto, ON Amphitheatre Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Le FestivalMonday, July 08, 2013 Quebec City, QC D'été De Ellie Goulding Québec---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Value CityWednesday, July 10, 2013* Columbus, OH Arena Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The PalaceThursday, July 11, 2013* Detroit, MI of Auburn Ellie Goulding Hills----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, July 13, 2013 - UnitedSOLD OUT Chicago, IL Center Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday, July 14, 2013* Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ScotiabankWednesday, July 17, 2013* Calgary, AB Saddledome Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, July 18, 2013* Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, July 20, 2013* Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday, July 21, 2013* Seattle, WA Key Arena Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rose GardenMonday, July 22, 2013* Portland, OR Arena Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - Sleep TrainSOLD OUT Sacramento, CA Arena Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, July 25, 2013 -SOLD OUT San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, July 27, 2013 - StaplesSOLD OUT Los Angeles, CA Center Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday, July 28, 2013 - StaplesSOLD OUT Los Angeles, CA Center Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Valley ViewTuesday, July 30, 2013* San Diego, CA Casino Ellie Goulding Center---------------------------------------------------------------------------- US AirwaysWednesday, July 31, 2013* Phoenix, AZ Center Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maverik Fitz and theFriday, August 02, 2013* Salt Lake City, UT Center Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fitz and theSaturday, August 03, 2013 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Tantrums----------------------------------------------------------------------------Monday, August 05, 2013 - Red RocksSOLD OUT Denver, CO Amphitheater Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - Red RocksSOLD OUT Denver, CO Amphitheater Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ScottradeThursday, August 08, 2013* St. Louis, MO Center Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SprintFriday, August 09, 2013* Kansas City, MO Center Ellie Goulding----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, August 10, 2013- limited tickets Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Ellie Gouldingavailable Energy Arena---------------------------------------------------------------------------- AmericanMonday, August 12, 2013* Dallas, TX Airlines Ellie Goulding Center----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, August 14, Frank Erwin2013* Austin, TX Center Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ToyotaThursday, August 15, 2013 Houston, TX Center Ellie Goulding---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bridgestone Fitz and theSaturday, August 17, 2013 Nashville, TN Arena Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- KFC Yum! Fitz and theSunday, August 18, 2013* Louisville, KY Center Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bankers Life Fitz and theMonday, August 19, 2013* Indianapolis, IN Fieldhouse Tantrums----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, August 21, Time Warner Fitz and the2013* Charlotte, NC Cable Arena Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Philips Fitz and theThursday, August 22, 2013* Atlanta, GA Arena Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fitz and theTuesday, August 27, 2013** Orlando, FL Amway Center Tantrums----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, August 28, St. Pete Fitz and the2013* Tampa, FL Times Forum Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- AmericanFriday, August 30, 2013* Miami, FL Airlines Fitz and the Arena Tantrums---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coliseo deSunday, September 1, 2013 San Juan, PR Puerto Rico TBA---------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUROPE----------------------------------------------------------------------------Date City Country Venue----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, October 2,2013 Belfast NI The Odyssey Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, October 3,2013 - SOLD OUT Dublin EIRE The O2----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, October 5,2013 - SOLD OUT Manchester UK Manchester Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday, October 6, 2013- SOLD OUT Glasgow UK Hydro----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tuesday, October 8, 2013- SOLD OUT London UK O2 Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, October 9,2013** London UK O2 Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Friday, October 11, 2013- SOLD OUT Birmingham UK NIA Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, October 12,2013 - SOLD OUT Sheffield UK Motorpoint Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Monday, October 14, 2013 Palais Omnisports de- SOLD OUT Paris France Paris-Bercy----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tuesday, October 15,2013 - SOLD OUT Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome----------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, October 17,2013 - SOLD OUT Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis----------------------------------------------------------------------------Friday, October 18, 2013- SOLD OUT Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday, October 20, 2013 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hanns-Martin-Monday, October 21, 2013 Stuttgart Germany Schleyer-Halle----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, October 23,2013 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion----------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, October 24,2013 Vienna Austria Stadthalle----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, October 26,2013 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum----------------------------------------------------------------------------Monday, October 28, 2013 Berlin Germany O2 World----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tuesday, October 29,2013 Hamburg Germany O2 World----------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, October 31,2013 Copenhagen Denmark Forum----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, November 2,2013 Oslo Norway Spektrum----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday, November 3, 2013 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, November 6,2013 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, November 7, Papp Laszlo Budapest2013 Budapest Hungary Sport Arena----------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, November 9,2013 Dusseldorf Germany ISS Dome----------------------------------------------------------------------------Tuesday, November 12,2013 Munich Germany Olympiahalle----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, November 13,2013 Marseilles France Le Dome----------------------------------------------------------------------------Friday, November 15,2013 - SOLD OUT Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre----------------------------------------------------------------------------





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