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Bruno Mars New Album Set for Release Later This Year



Following his powerful performance during the Super Bowl with Coldplay and Beyonce, Bruno Mars is set to release his third studio album later this year.

Reports reveal that the Hawaiian hit maker was supposed to release new songs this month, but was delayed due to his Super Bowl half-time show.

"It was due in March, but by doing the Super Bowl, it threw him back several months," Pete Hernandez, Mars' father told Press Reader via NME. "Bruno has seven great new songs - I've heard 'em - but the album should now be released in September or October, to qualify for next year's Grammy Awards."

The album already has nearly 10 songs, but due to its change in schedule for the release, there could be a chance that the tracklist will change if Mars thinks that it might not be hit-worthy, Inquisitr reported.

Aside from that, the "Just The Way You Are" singer's sound engineer Charles Moniz revealed to Billboard back in February that the album is getting close to being finished and that could be a "sound evolution."

"I think it’s going to be the next movement of Bruno,” he said. "That’s the thing: When the vibe’s right and everyone’s having fun, that’s when the best music comes out.”

He also added that they dance in the studio while recording just like what Mars does in his concerts, saying that sometimes they dance in a line or in a circle.

The upcoming new record will be a followup to Doo-Wops & Hooligans of 2011 and Unorthodox Jukebox of 2012. Both of the albums have sold more than 6 million copies around the globe and were also hitting the UK top spot.

More recently, his track "Uptown Funk" with collaborator Mark Ronson became a massive hit and also won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and also the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, according to Digital Spy. But the said song is facing controversies since The Sequence, which is an '80s girl band, is accusing them of stealing some aspects of their music.

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