The Official Charts Company on Tuesday said that as of the end of the third quarter, Sande’s debut album "Our Version of Events," which was already the biggest selling album of 2012 in Britain, has sold more than 591,000 copies this year. Its total U.K. sales tally now stands at 1.93 million copies.
Bruno Mars has become one of today’s top live performers. In addition to being named the halftime performer at next year’s Super Bowl, Mars just wrapped his first sold-out arena tour. Here Mars' booking agent John Marx of WME spoke with .Biz about the booking strategy behind Mars’ sold-out tour, having Ellie Goulding open, the wisdom of not having presales and, of course, the Super Bowl gig.
It's official: Bruno Mars will play the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Feb. 2, 2014. Mars made the announcement in Times Square Sunday on "Fox NFL Sunday," alongside co-hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw. A minute-long trailer chronicling Mars' rise as childhood Elvis impersonator to global superstar was posted shortly after the announcement (watch).
Bruno Mars, who recently wrapped a sold-out North American arena tour, will rock the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in 2014 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, a source confirmed to Billboard. An official announcement is expected on Sunday.
Two years ago, on his first worldwide tour, Bruno Mars played at Miami's Fillmore, an intimate setting that amplified Mars' considerable talents as a singer, instrumentalist (particularly as a guitarist) and all around dynamic performer with a convincing, tight band.