Bruno Mars has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including five Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, and three MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2011, Mars made Time magazine's 100 lists and in 2013 he was considered the sixth best songwriter of that year by Billboard. The Smeezingtons, Mars' former songwriting and record producing team, have earned several accolades. In 2014, Mars became the artist with the most top five entries on the Billboard Hot 100 since his first week on the chart. Along with Adele and John Legend, Mars is the only artist who has a song that features only piano and vocals to top the Hot 100. He is the first male artist to place two titles as a lead act in the Hot 100's top 10 simultaneously. Mars was the most played artist on pop radio in 2013 according to Mediabase and became the first solo male artist whose first 13 Top 40 hits all reached the Top 10 on the American Top 40. In total, he has had six number-one singles on the Hot 100 chart.
According to the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI), "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" are two of the most successful digital singles of all time, with sales of 12.5 million and 10.2 million, respectively. This contributed to Mars becoming the biggest selling artist of 2012. His songs "Just The Way You Are", "Grenade", "Locked Out Of Heaven", and "When I Was Your Man" have each sold over 4 million digital copies, making him the first male artist to do so as a lead singer. Five of his singles are counted among the best-selling singles of all time. As of 2013, Mars has sold over 115 million singles and 9 million albums worldwide. Nevertheless, as a singer featured artist, producer, and songwriter his sales surpass 169 million singles worldwide.