Bruno Mars has more chance of celebrating at the Grammy Awards next February than most after being nominated in a mighty six categories in the long running American-hosted music ceremony. Awards that Mars is up for include three of the big hitters 'Record Of The Year', 'Album Of The Year' and 'Song Of The Year' thanks to his hugely successful record 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' and single 'Grenade' respectively.
Talking to MTV News backstage, Bruno, 26, admitted that such attention had overwhelmed him, telling the entertainment channel of the graft he'd put in to get to this point, "We worked really hard," he said. "We worked hard in the studio right down the street, actually. And it's a little tiny shack, but for the two years we were in there, we just locked ourselves in that room and came up with Doo-Wops & Hooligans." Mars also had fond words to say of his track 'Grenade', which was a smash hit worldwide in 2010, going to Number One both sides of the Atlantic and making it four times platinum in the US.
"That was the hardest song on the whole album to finish because we knew we had something, and to get all that emotion out," said Mars, "I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we're really happy that that song is being recognized because that's like our trophy song." If he wants to win any of the big three awards, the star is going to have to beat Brit Adele, the biggest selling worldwide artist in the past year. She's also up for six gongs, including 'Best Song', 'Best Album' and 'Best Record'.