Bruno Mars is the king of the world! No Titanic.
The Hawaiian-born singer was recently crowned the king of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)'s 2011 worldwide digital singles charts, taking both the number 1 and 2 slots.
The #1 best-selling digital single of the last year was Mars' "Just the Way You Are," which racked up an impressed 12.5 million digital sales, according to a press release from Atlantic Records. The #2 best-selling digital single, "Grenade," also belonged to Mars and sold a whopping 10.2 million copies.
"The Lazy Song," his third single from his debut album Doo-Wops and Hooligans, which is 25 times platinum worldwide according to his label, came in at #10 the IFPI chart with 6.5 million copies sold. This triple feat makes Bruno the first artist to have 3 songs in the digital singles top 10 in one year. Bruno makes hit records and smashes records on the charts. Call him the Demolition Man.
In related news, Bruno is also featured on UK rapper Master Shortie's latest single, "All I Need." For American Hooligans, this should be a rare treat as there's no word on when or if this will ever officially make its way to the States.
Listen to Bruno on the new Master Shortie track below