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Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars

American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars has received numerous awards and nominations. Mars initially came to prominence as an acknowledged music producer and lyricist, who composed songs for other artists along with his production team The Smeezingtons. They were responsible for composing Mars' first collaboration with B.o.B, the single "Nothin' on You", which won Song of the Year at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards and at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Mars' debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, released in 2010, produced two Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade". The former won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, while the latter received three nominations including Song of the Year at the following ceremony. Mars' second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, was nominated for four Grammy Awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year for "Locked Out of Heaven"; it won the former award. Mars received seven awards at the 2017 American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year. (Full list...)

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The Horse Fair

The Horse Fair is an oil painting on canvas completed by the French artist Rosa Bonheur between 1852 and 1853. Depicting dealers selling horses on the streets in Paris, the work was first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1853. In 1887, having been held by several private collectors, the painting was donated by Cornelius Vanderbilt II to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is one of Bonheur's most popular works, such that Queen Victoria requested a private viewing at Buckingham Palace during the painting's 1855–1857 tour of England.

Painting: Rosa Bonheur

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