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Bruno Mars Stars in First TV Special

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo.
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo. (CBS)

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In his first TV special, Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo, the singer kicks things off on top of the Apollo’s landmark marquee. The special was taped at the legendary theater in New York City, as well as other locations, where Mars and his band the Hooligans visit with, sing to and entertain locals in what the network describes as “exciting, intimate, must-see moments” and “features exhilarating, never-before-seen stage performances throughout the broadcast.”

“Bruno Mars is the ultimate live performer of this generation,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “He is the very definition of event television. He burns the roof off the Apollo while paying respect to its tradition and history. We at CBS are proud to be broadcasting his first TV special.”

Multi-Grammy Award winner and 21-time Grammy Award nominee Bruno Mars is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer and musician who has sold over 180 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. With seven Hot 100 #1s, Mars is now tied with Elvis Presley, Phil Collins and Frankie Valli for the seventh most chart-toppers among male soloists, and he is also ranked #1 among male artists with the most Hot 100 #1s for this decade, extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem and The Weeknd.

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo airs Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.


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