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@Billboard Music Artist of the Year 2013 - Bruno Mars

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Congratulations to Bruno Mars for snagging the illustrious honor as Billboard Artist of the Year 2013. This dancing machine, vocally talented and stylin' artist deserves this honor.

According to Billboard article Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story by Gail Mitchell written on December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST

"While melody and lyrics are important, Mars remembers the biggest lesson he was taught when he started writing songs focused on rhythm: Does it make you move? Make you dance? Whether the song is up­tempo or a ballad, Mars says, "there has to be a heartbeat in back of it. There needs to be a pulse in the song." AND "When the Moonshine Jungle tour picks up again in late February, fans can expect some tweaking of the set list and opening acts. For now, however, Mars is reveling in being a rolling stone without a schedule. He's been catching up on concerts (Beyonce's Dec. 3 show at Staples), eating ice cream and getting into "American Horror Story" on Fox ("Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates are killing it").

As for his next studio album, Mars says his "in" box is empty right now. "There's going to be a point on the tour where I'll wish I had a new song or 10 more songs to sing. That's when the excitement comes back and you start working that muscle, ready to get back into the studio.

"But I'm good right now," he hastens to add. "If you put me in the studio, I don't know what I'd come up with, because I'm so enjoying this moment right now."

While dates will be announced later, Billboard has snagged the list of cities for the next leg of Bruno's North American tour, starting Summer 2014. So Get ready to start purchasing your tickets at a city where Bruno is performing near you. These performances are not only rare, they are electric and DANCE WORTHY...

Albany, NY / Birmingham, AL / Boston, MA / Bristow, VA / Buffalo, NY / Calgary, AB / Camden, NJ / Chicago, IL / Cincinnati, OH / Cleveland, OH / Columbia, SC / Detroit, MI / Englewood, CO / Eugene, OR / Fresno, CA / George, WA / Grand Rapids, MI / Hartford, CT / Hershey, PA / Lake Tahoe, NV / Little Rock, AK / Los Angeles, CA / Manchester, NH / Memphis, TN / Milwaukee, WI / Minneapolis, MN / Montreal, QC / New Orleans, LA / New York City, NY / Oakland, CA / Omaha, NE / Ottawa, ON / Raleigh, NC / San Jose, CA / Saskatoon, SK / Toronto, ON / Tulsa, OK / Winnipeg, MB

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