Bruno Mars had one hell of a year. The Elektra recording artist topped 2011′s global IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) chart for the year’s best-selling digital singles.
Mars took the #1 and #2 spots with consecutive singles from his 25 times worldwide platinum selling debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans.
The album’s first single, “Just the Way You Are,” landed at #1 with 12.5 million copies sold, while the song “Grenade” came in at #2 with 10.2 million copies sold. Meanwhile, the album’s third single, “The Lazy Song,” landed at #10 on the chart with 6.5 million copies sold, making Mars the first artist to have three tracks amongst the Top 10 digital singles in one year.
Currently, both Bruno Mars and his label, Elektra Records, are celebrating the singer’s fourth #1 single on the Billboard Top 40 chart with this song “It Will Rain” from last fall’s Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn: Part 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
To follow-up the enormous success he had last year, Mars, who garnered six nominations for the upcoming 54th Annual Grammy Awards, will perform at the high-profile ceremony taking place on February 12 in Los Angeles. The nominations include “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” “Best Pop Vocal Album,” and more.