Photo: Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars, the only Latino artist nominated outside of the Latino categories picked up 6 Grammy nods, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year & Song of the Year.
“Incredible. We worked really hard,” said Mars to Mtv, backstage at the Grammy’s Nomination Concert in Los Angeles. “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 and his band ‘The Smeezingtons’ picked up six nominations, same as Adele and the Foo Fighters, and just one less than Kanye West, leading the nominations list with 7.
Bruno Mars is the only male nominated in the best pop solo performance, for “Grenade.” His competition includes Adele for “Someone Like You,” Lady Gaga for “You and I,” Pink for “(Expletive) Perfect” and Perry for “Firework.”
Mars earned Grammy nominations in the following categories:
•RECORD OF THE YEAR – “GRENADE”
•ALBUM OF THE YEAR – “DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS”
•SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters Award) – “GRENADE”
•BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE – “GRENADE”
•BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM – “DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS”
•PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL (as a member of The Smeezingtons)
Nominees in the 4 Latino Categories (Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album, Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album, Best Banda Or Norteño Album and Best Tropical Latin Album) include Latin Grammy winners Calle 13, Maná, Paquita la del Barrio and Los Tigres del Norte.
For a complete list of nominees, visit www.grammy.com/nominees