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Mars Billboard's top artist of 2013

Bruno Mars has been named as Billboard's Artist of the Year for 2013.

The Grenade singer was honoured for chart successes including When I Was Your Man and Treasure as well as his s ophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox, which has sold more than 1.8 million units so far.

The record is the second best-selling album of the year behind Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience.

While Bruno was the year's top male artist, Sweeter Than Fiction singer Taylor Swift was named the year's top female.

Macklemore And Ryan Lewis were chosen as the top group and new act.

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