Billboard's top honor of 2013.
According to USAToday, the Locked Out of Heaven singer caps off a stellar year with the magazine's title of Artist of the Year. While the pop-culture sphere might have been a bit distracted by twerking, Mars spent the past 12 months racking up accolades and hits.
Chart-toppers off late 2012's Unorthodox Jukebox, such as Treasure, Locked Out of Heaven and When I Was Your Man, carried Mars through radio this year and garnered four Grammy nominations (he has 18 total).
"No one is handing Bruno Mars a record to make," Julie Greenwald, chairman/COO of Atlantic Records Group, told Billboard. "He's writing, producing with collaborative partners, singing, playing, choreographing – a quintuple threat who's great at executing his vision."
Mars, who will perform at the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show, came in No. 1 on eight of Billboard's year end lists, including "Hot 100 Artists," "Top Overall Artists," "Hot 100 Singles Airplay," "Hot Digital Songs," "Mainstream Top 40" and "Pop Digital Songs." That's a lot of hot.