Bruno Mars to Open 'The 2013 Billboard Music Awards' Airing Sunday May 19 on ABC

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April 10th, 2013

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via press release:




Atlantic recording artist and 14-time Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars, whose single, “When I Was Your Man,” has ascended to the No. 1 spot single on the Billboard’s Hot 100, will celebrate by opening the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with a live performance airing from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards” are sponsored by Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. For awards show updates and ticketing information, visit


The single’s chart-topping success comes hot on the heels of the album’s sensational first single, “Locked Out of Heaven,” which held the No. 1 position for six consecutive weeks earlier this year. “When I Was Your Man,” which marks Mars’ fifth single to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100, has exceeded sales of 2 million stateside and 1 million overseas. Mars is among the nominees for the Billboard Music Awards’ Milestone Award.

Finalists for the Billboard Music Awards are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 12, 2012 through March 10, 2013.


Billboard Music Award tickets went on sale April 4 at 1:00 p.m., ET / 10:00 a.m., PT, and will be available at MGM Grand and Ticketmaster locations. Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person, and prices begin at $75.00 for Upper Level, not including applicable service charges and taxes. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

  • Jamaal

    I love Bruno Mars!! He only has one Grammy tho. He was nominated 14 times.

  • Networkman

    Congrats Bruno! I really like “When I Was Your Man”. It is such a beautiful song. Hopefully more Grammy nominations are on the way. Especially for Song of the Year and Album of the Year. In my opinion, Unorthodox Jukebox is better than Justin Timberlake’s new release, 20/20 Experience which also seems like a frontrunner for Album of the Year nomination.

  • noob

    I love Bruno but i think tvbythenumbers made a typo cause he’s only won one grammy.

  • Ash

    It’s funny because when Bruno was first starting out labels would reject him because they thought he sounded too much like Timberlake and couldn’t compete with him. 5-7 later he’s made it big and I don’t see any competition with JT ! Boy did you prove them wrong bruno ;)

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