Taking the top spot this year
NEW YORK: Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but Bruno Mars owned music in 2013.
Billboard announced yesterday that the pop crooner is the year’s top overall artist.
The singer’s year included a No 1 hit with When I Was Your Man and a top five hit with Treasure. His sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox, was released late last year and has sold more than 1.8 million units. It’s the second best- selling album of the year behind Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience.
Taylor Swift is the year’s top female artist, while Mars is the leading male. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is the top group and new act.
Goups Florida George Line and Imagine Dragons topped the country and rock charts. – Sapa-AP
CROONER: Bruno Mars