Target® Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and GRAMMY®
Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and musician Bruno Mars are
teaming up to deliver an exclusive deluxe edition of the hit maker's
sophomore album, "Unorthodox Jukebox." Available only at Target and at Target.com
starting Dec. 11, the exclusive album features five bonus tracks.
Pre-orders are available now at Target.com/ExclusiveArtists.
Target and Bruno Mars Pair Up to Offer Exclusive Deluxe Edition of "Unorthodox Jukebox" (Photo: Business Wire)
Bonus songs on the exclusive Target deluxe edition of the album include,
"Old & Crazy," an original duet with fellow Grammy Award-winner
Esperanza Spalding; two demo versions of album tracks "Young Girls" and
"Gorilla;" and remixes album tracks "Moonshine" (with The Futuristics)
and "Locked Out of Heaven" (featuring Major Lazer).
"Bruno Mars is a creative force and his new album is another exciting
example of his tremendous talent and versatility," said John Butcher,
vice president of entertainment, Target. "Target's exclusive partnership
offered him room to develop additional new content and play with remixes
of existing songs - which we know his fans and our guests will love."
"When creating my new album, I experimented with different sounds and
styles and really pushed myself," said Bruno Mars. "I'm honored to
partner with Target for this exclusive edition, where I get to share a
little bit more with my fans."
Bruno Mars is a 13-time Grammy Award nominee who has sold more than 45
million singles worldwide and has 1 billion views on YouTube. Bruno's
debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," was released in October 2010 and
has been certified 39-times Platinum worldwide. The album, which was
named "the year's finest pop debut: 10 near-perfect songs," by Rolling
Stone, included the 12-time platinum blockbuster single, "Just the Way
You Are," which hit No. 1 in multiple countries across the globe and won
the critically-acclaimed artist a Grammy Award for "Best Male Pop Vocal
Performance." "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" claimed two additional hit singles,
the 10-time platinum "Grenade" and six-time platinum "The Lazy Song."
Mars has received an abundance of accolades to date, including ASCAP
Song of the Year, a Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song for
"Just the Way You Are," a BRIT Award for International Male Solo Artist,
an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock, two
MTV European Music Awards including Best New Artist, and the People's
Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist. In 2011, Mars was named one of
Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Bruno's latest
single "Locked Out Of Heaven," from his forthcoming sophomore album
"Unorthodox Jukebox," marks his twelfth single to enter the top-10 on
the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,782
stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to
open its first stores in Canada in 2013. Since 1946, Target has given 5
percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that
giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about
Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
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