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International pop superstar Bruno Mars has been immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to celebrate his 30th birthday. The “Uptown Funk” star will be on display starting this Thursday, Oct. 8 inside the "Music Room," which is home to fellow music maestros ranging from Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj to Stevie Wonder.
Bruno Mars is an 18-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. At the top of 2014, Mars made NFL history with the most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show that amassed a record breaking 115.3 million viewers, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. The critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician has sold more than 130 million singles worldwide and was named Billboard’s 2013 "Artist of the Year." His most recent album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" and his debut album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" have a combined certification total of 94x Platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. Mars most recently teamed up with Mark Ronson on the smash hit “Uptown Funk.” The international hit single is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 of the 2010s and is the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1.
Looking at home in front of a keyboard, Mars' figure was created by Madame Tussauds' studio team taking 20 dedicated artists nearly six months to complete. The figure was first sculpted in clay by hand then covered in a plaster cast. Once the clay was removed from the cast, the wax was poured in and allowed to cool. Nearly six weeks were spent meticulously inserting each hair by hand which is customary for Madame Tussauds' studio team. Finally, the figure was fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth, while countless layers of tinted paint were applied to build up skin tones – all to achieve the astonishingly lifelike figure styled to pay homage to Mars’ retro showmanship. Mars personally donated the royal blue jacket that his figure wears.