Hey, Hooligans! Let's Congratulate Bruno Mars On Being Billboard's 2013 Artist Of The Year! (PHOTO)

Congrats! Bruno Mars is Billboard's Artist Of The Year

Mazels to Bruno for being Billboard's Artist of the Year! 

Hey, Hooligans! Say mazel tov to ya boi Bruno Mars, 'cause he's been named Billboard's 2013 Artist of the Year! And, well, WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THAT COVER PHOTO? Obviously this award is WELL-DESERVED.

But no, seriously, aside from Bruno's impeccable facial structure and badass tattoo, it's really the "Locked Out Of Heaven" singer's dedication to craft and artistry that got him this honor. After all, how else could he have snagged one of the best-selling albums of the year (Unorthodox Jukebox) and topped eight of Billboard's 2013 Year-End charts? Um, NO BIGGIE!

Read more about Bruno Mars' Billboard cover after the jump.

In addition to being placed in Billboard's "Hot 100 Artists" and "Top Overall Artists" lists, Bruno also landed at the top of a few other Billboard rankings: "Hot 100 Singles Airplay" and "Hot Digital Songs."

Also, there's the fact that he got nominated for a bunch of 2014 Grammys: Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. AND let's not forget about how he's performing at the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show! NBD.

Anyway, we could continue by sharing Bruno's thoughts on his duet performance of "Locked Out Of Heaven" with Sting, but we're not sure our self-esteem can take it. So, let's just end this by congratulating Bruno on a very well-deserved accolade!

+ Watch behind-the-scenes footage from Bruno's 2013 Billboard Artist of the Year cover shoot

Photo credit: Billboard