Bruno Mars is the BRIT’s International Male Solo Artist
Though he came out winless in the recent Grammy Awards, local boy Bruno Mars copped the International Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards 2012, topping Aloe Blacc, Bon Iver, David Guetta and Ryan Adams.
He was the competition’s Best International Breakthrough Act at last year’s competition, providing he’s still a popular fixture on the global music scene. “I want to thank everybody in the UK for supporting me,” said Mars.
His global counterpart for International Female Solo Artist was Rihanna.
Other gong winners included Lana Del Rey, International Breakthrough Act; Adele, British Female Solo Artist and MasterCard British Album of the Year; Ed Sheeran, British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act; Coldplay, British Group; The Foo Fighters, International Group; One Direction, British Single; and Blur, Outstanding Contribution.
Mars told the Brits that his second album should be released sometime soon.