Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Uptown Funk Nominated At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards!

What up, Hooligans?

 Just a few short short days until the 2016 Billboard Music Awards!

"Uptown Funk" is nominated, as you all know, in two categories, "Top Radio Song" and "Top Streaming Song (Video)".

However, what you may not know; and, if you're anything like me, will be extremely shocked, appalled, and distressed to find out, is that (according to Wikipedia), Bruno, since 2011 has consistently been a multiple nominee each year.  He has a total of 26 nominations in all; BUT, he's only ever won ONE time (2011, Top Radio Song - "Just the Way You Are")!!

Is that crazy?! To say the least!! I mean, c'mon! Bruno funking Mars, has only won 1 time out of 26 nominations in 6 years?!! What is the world coming to? Honestly, I'm just, as I said, shocked, appalled, and (extremely!) distressed!!

Anyhoo, besides being a multiple nominee for six years in a row, (which is, by itself, pretty cool!)  Bruno has kicked @$$ in the Billboard department in some other ways as well ...

In 2013, along with being a 4-time nominee, Bruno performed that (in my opinion) rather excellent performance of his song "Treasure".

Bruno Mars Performing "Treasure" at the
2013 Billboard Music Awards.

It was absolutely brilliant!  It was, without question, the highlight of the evening; it received excellent reviews; and, to this day, remains my all time favorite version of the song!

Bit of trivia ... The official video for Treasure was actually shot the day after Bruno performed at the Billboard Music Awards! ... Cool, right?

 Also In 2013, Bruno was named Billboard's Artist of the Year!

Bruno Mars Billboard's Artist of the Year, 2013

Now that's more like it!

And one more "Huh?!"-fact, The Billboard Music Awards were not held from the year 2007 - 2010 ... Weird, right?

Well, hooligans, that's all for now!  Don't forget to tune in to ABC this Sunday (May 22nd) and catch the 2016 Billboard Music Awards!

C'moooon Uptown Funk!!

Check out this video below to see Bruno's performance of "Treasure" at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, courtesy of Skelstos' official YouTube channel!

Then, below that, see behind-the-scenes at Billboard's "Artist Of The Year" photo-shoot with Bruno Mars!, courtesy of Billboard's official YouTube channel!

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