Bruno Mars Announces New Album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ / Reveals Release Date & Tracklist

Published: Friday 28th Sep 2012 by Sam

As if the 4th quarter release schedule wasn’t looking juicy enough, soulful crooner Bruno Mars has announced that he’ll be joining the list of major releases slated for this Fall.

The news comes courtesy of Billboard, who exclusively revealed that the singer’s sophomore set has a confirmed title of ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’.

Full story below…

Preceded by single ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’, which arrives on October 1st, the set hits stores on December 11th via Atlantic Records.

Having shifted over a million copies of his debut ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ in both the US and UK, Mars has enlisted an All-Star team to ensure his second effort enjoys similar success. Featured contributors include Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse), Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce), Supa Dups (John Legend), and Mars’ own songwriting and production trio The Smeezingtons – who are executive producing the project which refuses to “pick a lane.”

Of the album’s diverse sound, the 26 year says:

“I’ve had big record label presidents look me in the face and say, ‘Your music sucks, you don’t know who you are, your music is all over the place, and we don’t know how to market this stuff. Pick a lane and come back to us. That was disgusting to me, because I’m not trying to be a circus act.

I listen to a lot of music, and I want to have the freedom and luxury to walk into a studio and say, ‘Today I want to do a hip-hop, R&B, soul or rock record”.

While many artists tell tales of “variety” to sell albums that are simply hit-seeking versus cohesive bodies of work, Mars is one of the few who is dynamically diverse musically. A fact we’ve known long before his “Bruno Mars” run, a fact dating back to the Electro-Pop he produced for the likes of the Sugababes and co. Needless to say, we can’t wait to hear how he’ll fused alternate sounds this go round after playing it relatively “safe” on his first outing.

For now, though, check out the (unsequenced) tracklist for ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ below…

“Locked Out of Heaven”

“Young Girls”

“Gorilla”

“When I Was Your Man”

“Natalie”

“Treasure”

“Moonshine”

“Money Makes Her Smile”

“Show Me”

“If I Knew”

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  1. I’m not throwing shade, but… September 28, 2012

    I couldn’t get with Mars last time, maybe this one.

  2. J September 28, 2012

    Bruno Mars, Great Music!!! Next Year Awards are gonna be the BOMB

  3. KD September 28, 2012

    Can’t wait…just hope he tones down on the sappy love songs…more runaway baby, less just the way you are.

    • virtuoso intellect September 28, 2012

      couldnt agree more, runaway baby and liquor store blues are my fav cuts off his debut

  4. NOBITCHASSNESS September 28, 2012

    His debut album was perfection! Here’s hoping he delivers again.

  5. bob September 28, 2012

    cant wait x

  6. JOHNVIDAL September 28, 2012

    Talent to the top please!
    I want all these people always complaining about how talentless models top the singles charts (they can´t with the album charts so I only mention singles ones) to buy the upcoming singles and albums from Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, No Doubt or even Gaga and Xtina Aguilera. Stop buying crap on itunes please

  7. Dave September 28, 2012

    Will definitely be buying. He’s one of my FAVE Male artist out now. Maybe great music, is talented both in front & behind the scenes, a brilliant live entertainment, doesn’t make degrading music, & is a very versatile artist.

  8. Casual September 28, 2012

    Bruno Mars is the truth. I’m looking forward to his new material.

    Only 10 songs? With radio cycles averaging about 20 weeks for a hit, it may not make sense to make 14-18 song albums anymore.

  9. DOSSOME September 28, 2012

    I’m checkin out 4 bruno lyk i did with his debut album…but if he uses his “versatility” to do europop,dancepop,electroshit & the likes,i’ll be the 1st to boycott his music

  10. Monstarebel September 28, 2012

    I love him outta the new generation of male “singers” he can actually sing unlike brown & bieber, ill be checking for it!

  11. PETER September 28, 2012

    IS BEYONCE ON THIS ALBUM?

  12. TeamBreezy September 28, 2012

    im ready! Bruno is the truth

  13. SMurf September 28, 2012

    Oh my word he looks like MJ in that pic

  14. MC September 28, 2012

    I like Bruno, but wtf is up with his “Italian mafia jewelry”?

  15. antonia March 12, 2013

    You have a great team

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