UPDATE: The trial for the Atlantic Records sensation pushes back to next month.According to TMZ, singer and songwriter Bruno Mars has officially been charged with drug possession after having been arrested in Las Vegas last month. He was taken into custody after a bathroom attendant told authorities that the musician took a "baggie of white powdery substance" into one of the bathroom stalls. Mars faces up to four years in prison, but because of a clean record, may avoid a jail sentence, but pay a $5,000 fine.
The newcomer featured on B.o.B.'s "Nothin' On You," which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, co-wrote Cee-Lo's "Fuck You," and has now earned his first single on the Hot 100, "Just The Way You Are."
Despite the felony charge, his record label is publicly supporting him. A representative from Elektra said, "We congratulate Bruno Mars on his chart topping success, and provide him with our full love and support." (Octoer 1)
UPDATE: VIBE.com reports that Mars' trial, while initially scheduled for yesterday, is pushed back to late December. No exact date has been provided.