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Bruno Mars nominated for NAACP Entertainer of the Year, performs on Charlie Rose

Bruno Mars is up for NAACP Entertainer of the Year at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which will air January 15th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on TV One. Bruno’s competition for the award includes JAY-ZChance the Rapper, director Ava DuVernay, actor Chadwick Boseman and Insecure star Issa Rae.

You can vote online now through November 17th at NAACPImageAwards.net.

Last week, Bruno was nominated for several MTV European Music Awards.

Meanwhile, Mars performed a special, never-before-seen acoustic version of his 6x Platinum single “That’s What I Like” on Charlie Rose on Monday. Mars also sat down with Rose for an in-depth interview, during which he talked about “That's What I Like” and how his latest album, 24k Magic, was inspired by childhood heroes such as Jimmy JamTerry LewisMariah Carey and New Edition.

“This is what we were dancing to at school functions, at a barbecue,” Mars said. “So, that feeling, that emotion I wanted to capture, that’s what I was chasing. I’d think about those songs and it makes me feel like, ‘Man, it was fun to dance, it was cool to smile on the dance floor with a girl and flirt with a girl on the dance floor’.”

Mars also said it was a “luxury” to be able to bring people together at his concerts, but admitted there was something unnerving about the experience. “We're creating this positive vibe and everyone’s dancing and it feels like we're all in love,” he said. “It’s a great night. And then, you go to the hotel room and watch the news, and that’s not what's happening. It’s very – it’s tricky because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m creating my world. I’m creating my America. I’m creating what I want to feel every day.”

Mars is in the middle of lengthy North American tour that wraps December 21st in Washington D.C. He will also play two nights at the Park Theatre in Las Vegas December 30th and 31st before kicking off a short residency there February 14, 2018.

Mars is also set to premiere his first primetime television special, Bruno Mars: 24k Magic Live At The Apollo, November 29th on CBS.

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