Bruno Mars to plead guilty to cocaine charges

07/02/11

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has said he'll plead guilty to a charge of cocaine possession.

The singer was arrested in September 2010 after police found him with 2.6 grams of the drug after a nightclub gig in Las Vegas.

Bruno Mars, who's real name is Peter Hernandez, will appear in court on 14 February after attending a preliminary hearing last Friday (4 February).

His appearance in court comes the day after the Grammys in Los Angeles where he is nominated for seven awards.

It is expected that the singer will receive a year on probation, pay a $2,000 (£1,237) fine, complete drug counselling and perform 200 hours of community service.

The Hawaii-born singer has already scored two UK number one singles and a number one album with his debut Doo Waps & Hooligans.