Run That Back: Bruno Mars’ ‘24K Magic’

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the album
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Audacy's Run That Back series is a deep dive into some of music’s most popular or underrated projects. Whether it’s been 5 years or 50, there’s never a wrong time to "run that back."

It’s been five years since Bruno Mars released his third studio album 24K Magic and it not only sounds just as fresh as the day it was released, but also serves as a perfect representation of how to make vintage sound modern.

Mars was fresh off his residency at the Super Bowl halftime shows when he was working on 24K Magic. OK, maybe it wasn’t an official residency at the Super Bowl, but his frequent appearances on the halftime show didn’t afford him much time to really sit down and focus on the album.

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