Half-Filipino artist BRUNO MARS started 2011 as America's pop chart king- his latest single GRENADE has blasted Katy Perry's Firework off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The feat marks singer-songwriter's second solo chart-topper, matching the success of his debut 'Just The Way You Are' last year.
It's also the first time a male solo artist has taken his first two singles to top the charts in 13 years (P. Diddy was the last to do it with the one-two punch of "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" and "I'll Be Missing You" in year 1997).
If you count B.o.B's "Nothin' on You," it's Mars' third consecutive number one song, which is an incredible accomplishment for such a young artist.
There's a buzz that the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer will set foot in the country on April 9 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. More details here.