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Photos: Bruno Mars, with birthday girl Havana Brown, returns to the Chelsea

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Erik Kabik / Retna / ErikKabik.com

Gloria Butler, Terry Butler, Sharon Osbourne, Bruno Mars and Ozzy Osborne at Chelsea on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Bruno Mars at Chelsea: Feb. 16, 2014

Bruno Mars at Chelsea on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show With Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Launch slideshow »

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Bruno Mars celebrated Valentine’s Day Weekend by rocking the Mophie Stage at the new Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for two consecutive nights last Saturday and Sunday.

Both evenings, Australian DJ, singer, dancer and birthday girl Havana Brown, known for her hit “We Run the Night” featuring Pitbull, warmed up sold-out crowds with electric sets featuring popular remixes such as Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.”

Mars, one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive and the headliner of the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, took the stage with his eight-piece band The Hooligans.

On Saturday, Mars charmed the crowd with hits from his current album “Unorthodox Jukebox,” including “Moonshine,” “Billionaire” and “Treasure.” True to Mars’ reputation for unpredictable shows, the pop star went old school with Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.”

The critically-acclaimed artist, who has an extended run at the Chelsea, began Sunday’s performance with “Natalie” before breaking into a round of remixes, from Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean” to a mash-up featuring Ginuwine’s “Pony” and R. Kelly’s “Ignition Remix.”

Romantic ballads such as “Nothin’ on You,” “Marry You” and “Just the Way You Are” completed the night at the Chelsea before Mars made his way to host his after-party at nearby Marquee.

Spotted in the crowd on Sunday were Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, who were joined by Black Sabbath bassist Terry Butler and his wife, Gloria. The group met Mars backstage before enjoying the concert from the second-floor gallery.

Mars returns to the Chelsea for six more scheduled performances this year: May 23-24, Aug. 22-23 and Oct. 17-18. Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery of Mars’ concert.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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