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24K Magic is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars. It was released worldwide on November 18, 2016, by Atlantic Records. The follow-up to Mars’s successful second album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), it explores genres similar to those of its predecessor, such as soul and funk, while Mars and his team focused on capturing the R&B sound that was very popular in the 1990s, described by the singer as the reason he fell in love with music in the first place. Recording sessions for the album took place between Fall 2015 and September 2016 at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California. The production of the album was handled by newly formed production trio Shampoo Press & Curl, consisting of Mars, Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence.
It is considered by some critics to be influenced by 1980s and early 1990s pop nostalgia. It is also the first album by Mars to enter the R&B and hip hop charts onBillboard, staying atop the R&B albums chart for 21 weeks. Five singles were released, the title track, “That’s What I Like”, “Versace on the Floor”, “Chunky”, and “Finesse” (Cardi B remix). “That’s What I Like” became Mars’s seventh number one on the Billboard Hot 100. As of September 2017, the album has accumulated two million album-equivalent units in the United States.