World-renowned R&B/Pop superstar and hitmaker, as well as multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, director and musician, Bruno Mars, is easily one of the biggest stars on the planet right now. So it should come as no surprise that almost exactly two years since his latest very critically-acclaimed third solo album, 24K Magic, that Mars is still reaping the benefits of the huge success of that album by headlining Lollapalooza in a little over a week on the biggest headlining stage you can in Chicago during the world-renowned music festival, the Grant Park stage.
As popular as the world-renowned hitmaker, who has already amassed 130 million records sold worldwide has, which already makes him one of the best-selling artists of all-time. This will surprisingly be the first time Mars has not only headlined, but even played Lollapalooza when he takes the stage in Chicago’s world-renowned, Grant Park on next Friday, Aug. 3rd.
Winning 101 awards already over his short, yet already prominent rise to fame, Mars has a good portion of his most major awards to thank for from his work with 24K Magic. As he swept all six categories he was nominated for from the album at this year’s Grammys, earlier this year and won 7 of 8 American Music Awards he was nominated for at last year’s AMA’s and also won five Billboard Music Awards earlier this year.
At just 32-years-old, Mars has completed what only half of us could really wish to achieve in even half of our own lifetimes. Whether it be the records he sold, tied or continues to break. Which ranges from him being the fastest male soloist to earn his first five #1 singles since the late great, Elvis Presley to being the first male artist to achieve three 10-million selling-singles and having the most weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Digital Song Sales chart. The latter two even being Guinness World Records.
Known for his great showmanship and incredibly entertaining stage performances, Mars is widely-regarded by many as not only as one of the greatest entertainers of this generation, but of all-time. Even already earning an Innovator Award from the iHeart Music Awards last year. He has come a long way since his humble beginnings as an Elvis impersonator as a kid growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii and one of many reasons he has probably worked so hard to get where he is today.
Mars upcoming Lollapalooza debut is easily one of the most anticipated debut performances in the festival’s very storied almost now three decades history and with good reason. We all know what great performances he can put on in his own tour settings, now the question is can he also do so in a festival setting as well? As this may also if I’m not mistaken be the first time Mars has also played any real big festival setting like this period. Whether it is for sure or not, a couple of things are for certain, his performance is not only one of the more anticipated this year, but probably even among the most anticipated ever in the history of the festival.