11-time GRAMMY Award winner, Bruno Mars, has announced a “finale” run for his hugely successful 24K Magic World Tour. Today, the global superstar unveils the cities he will be making stops in throughout the North American tour, and the on-sale date of February 16th. Cities include: Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, Newark, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Toronto, and Tulsa. The venues and dates for the final leg of the 24K Magic World Tour will be announced soon.
After last weekend’s GRAMMY Awards, Mars is now the first male artist in 25 years to win album, record, and song of the year at the GRAMMYs, making him the only male artist this decade to have won across both pop and R&B genres and the “Big Three” categories. According to Billboard, Mars is one of only five R&B artists to win the GRAMMY for album of the year, preceded by Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles.
Following Bruno Mars’ GRAMMY sweep on Sunday night, R&B legend, Babyface told Billboard, “I’m trying to make good-feeling music again and not be afraid of who I am and who I’ve been. Fortunately, Bruno (Mars) made it easy for us to be ourselves again.” He continued, “I’m very proud of him and his accomplishments,” says Babyface. “I had the opportunity to go into the studio and work with and write with him, and I had so much respect for his work ethic ’cause it was very close to how I did it, and how I do it. I think he’s genius in his approach and one of the best entertainers we’ve had in a very, very long time. I consider Bruno in the same category with Prince and with Michael Jackson; He’s one of those guys who can actually stand with those artists, and there aren’t a lot of artists I can actually say that about and say it with confidence and feel like he would deserve to be on that same stage as them.” Mars and Babyface worked together on “Too Good To Say Goodbye,” the final track on Mars’ album 24K Magic.