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OTRC: Bruno Mars releases new single 'Locked Out of Heaven,' will host 'Saturday Night Live'

Bruno Mars appears in a photo posted on his Facebook page on January 25, 2012. (Andreas Laszlo Konrath)

Bruno Mars kicked off October with the release of the first single off his new album "Unorthodox Jukebox" and it was announced that the singer will get to show America his comedy skills when he hosts "Saturday Night Live" later this month.

The singer debuted his new single "Locked Out of Heaven" during a Google+ Hangout on October 1. According to MTV, the singer told a fan who participated in the hangout that his favorite lyric was "But swimming in your water is something spiritual."

He also described the theme of the album as "sensual, sensual and sensual."

"Unorthodox Jukebox," Mars' second studio album, is due to for release on December 11. "Locked Out of Heaven" can be heard below.

In related news, NBC announced the singer will be the host and musical guest of "Saturday Night Live" for the show's October 20 episode. Mars is not the first host to pull double duty on the show, other musical acts who have hosted and performed include Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez.

Mars, best known for hits like "Just The Way You Are" and "The Lazy Song." Check out his new single below.

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