Bruno Mars will embark on world tour: Will album '24K Magic' be success?

Mars will begin a world tour in March in Belgium. He's set to release a new album, '24K Magic,' on Nov. 18. Will the upcoming work be a success like his 2012 album 'Unorthodox Jukebox'?

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Bruno Mars performsat the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Nov. 6, 2016.

There will be 24-karat magic in the air in multiple cities around the world in 2017, as singer Bruno Mars prepares to embark on a world tour that will begin in March. 

Mars will start in his tour in Antwerp, Belgium on March 28 and perform in cities including Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, and Munich before arriving in the United States on July 15 for a Las Vegas show. His stops in North America will include Vancouver, Detroit, Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. 

Mars has announced his tour prior to the release of his new album, “24K Magic.” “Magic” is set to debut on Nov. 18 and the album has already launched the hit single of the same name, which is currently ranked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Magic” is Mars’ first album since his 2012 release “Unorthodox Jukebox.” In the meantime, he appeared on the smash hit “Uptown Funk,” which was released by Mark Ronson, and performed at the Super Bowl with Beyonce and Coldplay. 

“Unorthodox Jukebox” reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, which measures album sales, and helped launch hit singles including “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.” 

Will “Magic” experience similar success? 

The single of the same name seems like a good sign, as the track has already experienced success. And Complex writer Chris Mench believes that the anticipation has built in the four-year wait between albums. 

“[F]ans have been craving new music for some time now,” Mr. Mench writes. 

Rolling Stone writer Josh Eells writes that Mars’ record appears to demonstrate that he knows what makes a good pop song.

“[T]his is Bruno Mars,” Mr. Eells writes after describing how “his insecurity has him second-guessing everything.” “Six Number One singles. Thirty combined weeks at the top of the chart (44 if you count ‘Uptown’). Two albums, 26 million in sales worldwide, four Grammys and counting.”

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