Bruno Mars "can't believe" he has scored seven Grammy award nominations.

Despite being a relative newcomer, the 'Grenade' singer and songwriter received the second most nominations at this year's Grammy Awards nominations - behind Eminem, who got ten - when they were announced on Wednesday (01.12.10).

Of the news, the 25-year-old singer said: "It's just been a great year, incredible, incredible year, and I can't believe this is happening to me.

"We've worked so hard trying to make a living doing music and the fact that we're here right now is incredible, incredible."

Bruno performed 'Just the Way You Are' - which earned him a nomination in the Best Male Pop Vocal category - at the ceremony, as well as joining rapper B.o.B for a rendition of 'Nothin' On You', which he co-wrote and appeared on, to sing the chorus.

The singer - part of production team The Smeezingtons- was also celebrating as he is the co-writer of Cee Lo Green's huge hit 'F**k You', which was nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Bruno's Debut album Doo-Wops and Hooligans is available now.

The 53rd Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 13 February 2011.