Bruno Mars fans may finally get a new album this year, as speculations about the Hawaii-born singer’s new LP suggest that he will release the set in November.
According to Aceshowbiz, insiders working at Mars’ label Atlantic Records have confirmed rumors that he will be dropping the project before the end of the year. The set was supposed to be out earlier, however, rehearsals for Mars’ joint Super Bowl halftime performance with Beyonce and Coldplay got in the way.
Mars was previously photographed in the studio with rapper Missy Elliott in April, fueling talks that the two will be collaborating for a single. Calling the experience “inspiring,” Elliott claimed that she was able to listen to some songs from the upcoming album, calling it “#INCREDIBLE.”
Big up to @brunomars I had a blast with him in the studio vibing!#magic He such a rare gem & such a humble spirit! I am so humbled & grateful Bruno🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 We laughed & laughed the whole night then he played me some 🔥ass songs 4 his album Whewwww😅 #INCREDIBLE! 🚀It’s so inspiring to vibe with ppl who can create real music & have a creative mind! Big up to lisenny from Brooklyn ayyyye🙌🏾 see y’all soon!
The new album will serve as the follow up to 2012’s “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which produced the No 1 hits “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.” The set debuted at No 2 in the Billboard 200 charts.
Meanwhile, the “Just The Way You Are” singer made a surprise cameo appearance in the CW show “Jane The Virgin.” He played as himself at Jane and Michael’s wedding reception and treated viewers to a stirring performance of “Rest of my Life,” Billboard reported.
“How could I be so lucky?” he sang. “I must’ve done something right/ And I promise to love her for the rest of my life.”
In the show, Jane’s father is a popular star of telenovela shows, and is known to have A-list friends, which made Mars’ guesting sensible.
The show’s star, Gina Rodriguez, thanked Mars and his girlfriend, Jessica Caban, on Twitter for being on the show.
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) May 17, 2016
The current season of “Jane The Virgin” is especially star-studded, with major music stars like Britney Spears and Kesha dropping by.
Watch a video of Bruno Mars singing “Rest of My Life” in the season finale of “Jane The Virgin” below.