Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” Receives 6x Platinum Honor In United States

Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” Receives 6x Platinum Honor In United States:

Bruno Mars’ #1 hit “That’s What I Like” just moved up to a new multi-platinum tier in the United States.

According to the RIAA, “That’s What I Like” reached 6x platinum on October 4, 2017.

The award confirms 6 million in US units. Each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

In addition to reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, “That’s What I Like” topped the pop, rhythmic and urban radio airplay charts.

“That’s What I Like” appears on Mars’ double-platinum album “24K Magic.”

Solange, Bruno Mars Lead BET Soul Train Award Nominees

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BET has announced the nominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards. The awards recognize the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop music across a dozen categories.

Solange Knowles leads with seven nominations including in the song of the year category for her  single “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars follows with six total nominations including song of the year for his single “That’s What I Like,” and the category for album/mixtape of the year for “24K Magic.”

The event will take place on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas, and will air on Nov. 26 on BET.

See the complete list of nominees for the BET Soul Train awards below.

Best New Artist:
6lack
H.E.R.
Kevin Ross
Khalid
Sza

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist:
Bruno Mars
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist:
Kehlani
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mary J. Blige
Solange
Sza

Soul Train Certified Award:
Bell Biv Devoe
Johnny Gill
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mack Wilds

Video of the Year:
Beyoncé – “All Night”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:
Chance the Rapper
Charlie Wilson
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann

Album/Mixtape Of The Year:
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
Mary J. Blige – Strength Of A Woman
Solange – A Seat At The Table
Sza – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award:
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

Song Of The Year:
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid – “Location”
Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award:
“Cranes In The Sky” – Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)
“Location” – Written By: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid)
“Love Me Now” – Written By: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend)
“Redbone” – Written By: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donaldmckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino)
“Versace On The Floor” – Written By: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

Best Dance Performance:
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange Ft. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
Wizkid Ft. Drake – “Come Closer”

Best Collaboration:
Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller – “Insecure”
Mary J. Blige Ft. Kanye West – “Love Yourself”
Solange Ft. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
Sza Ft. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

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recordingacademy: To celebrate the 60th GRAMMY Awards, watch…

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To celebrate the 60th GRAMMY Awards, watch GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special when it airs on CBS November 24.

The one-of-a-kind broadcast event will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Céline Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, and Keith Urban, among others. More details, click here. 

bmars-news: Bruno Mars Performs ‘That’s What I Like’ & Gets…

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Bruno Mars Performs ‘That’s What I Like’ & Gets Candid With Charlie Rose: Watch

Bruno Mars mostly lets his music do the talking, so he has said, but on Monday night (Oct. 9) he did some talking of his own on PBS’s Charlie Rose Show.

First came an in-studio performance of his smash single “That’s What I Like” (which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and remained in the Top 5 for 24 weeks) – a special syrupy rendition featuring Mars and his Hooligans sitting at a table and using it as a gentle drum of sorts.

Once at the desk, Mars expounded on his mission through music. For 20 minutes, Mars sat with Rose and discussed various topics ranging from “Versace on the Floor” being his “silky, love-making ballad,” his two Super Bowl performances, “Uptown Funk,” creating his America and more.

On the source of his current era: “The source of it, well, a few of my heroes – I actually got to work with this year and some on this album. Babyface, I wrote a song with Babyface on this album called “Too Good To Say Goodbye.” He’s just one of my favorite songwriters of all-time. This year I got to work with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – performed at The Grammys with them. Never worked with Teddy Riley, but hopefully one day that will happen. These guys have written songs that I say that were the soundtrack of my childhood. At the time, it was pop music. R&B-rooted songs were the No. 1 songs. Boyz II Men with the No. 1 song in the country. Mariah Carey, New Edition, this was what I grew up to. This is what we were dancing to at school functions, at a barbecue, it was Bobby Brown. So, that feeling, that emotion I wanted to capture, that’s what I was chasing. I’d think about those songs and it makes me feel like, ‘Man, it was fun to dance, it was cool to smile on the dance floor with a girl and flirt with a girl on the dance floor.’”

On his music’s impact amidst tough times in the world: “We’re creating the positive vibe and everyone’s dancing together – when I’m talking about people having fun together, this is what I want to see at my concerts every night. So in a way, it’s me customizing my world. It’s a little scary sometimes because every night I have the luxury of seeing people from all over the world. Seeing different nationalities under the sun, and I see it – look at this, we’re creating this energy all under one roof. We’re creating this positive vibe and everyone’s dancing and it feels like we’re all in love. It’s a great night. And then, you go to the hotel room and watch the news, and that’s not what’s happening. It’s very – it’s tricky because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m creating my world. I’m creating my America. I’m creating what I want to feel every day.”

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Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars, More Confirmed For “Grammys Greatest Stories” Special

Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars, More Confirmed For “Grammys Greatest Stories” Special:

The 60th Grammy Awards ceremony airs in early 2018.

To celebrate the milestone, CBS will be airing a special at 9PM ET/PT on November 24.

Entitled “Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special,” the two-hour broadcast will feature highlights from past ceremonies as well as archival footage and exclusive interviews.

Those set to make “special appearances” during the broadcast include Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, and Keith Urban.

“The special will also take viewers behind the scenes of ‘Music’s Biggest Night®’ over the last five decades and reveal secrets about the remarkable performances and unique GRAMMY Moments’ only seen on the GRAMMY Awards,” says an official press release. “Special segments will include reactions from GRAMMY producers and members of the music community following the tragic loss of Whitney Houston; Aretha Franklin’s unexpected opera performance at the ’40th GRAMMY Awards’; and Paul McCartney bringing The Beatles’ legendary album Abbey Road to the GRAMMY stage, among others.”