Singer Bruno Mars holds up the award for the Record of the Year, Uptown Funk onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awar
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Bruno Mars might be a regular fixture at the Super Bowl halftime show, but when it comes to publicly announcing a new album release, the singer is a bit more reclusive.  

However, the pop star's father has been a little more upfront about Mars' recent musical activity, and revealed on Monday that his son should have a new album out later this year.  

Pete Hernandez told Press Reader that Mars' third full-length album was originally "due in March, but by doing the Super Bowl, it threw him back several months.” Like the proud father of any internationally-famous pop-star, Hernandez heaped high-praise on the forthcoming record, saying "Bruno has seven great new songs," and that he's heard them all.  

Moreover, Hernandez put a timestamp on his son's impending release, saying "the album should now be released in September or October, to qualify for next year’s GRAMMY Awards.”

If the 2017 GRAMMYs unfold anything like the last ceremony, Mars will walk away with some hefty silverware.