Bruno Mars Biography (Wikipedia)
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career. After being dropped by Motown Records, Mars signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2009.
In 2009, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for the singles "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy. He featured on the hooks for both singles, becoming recognized as a solo artist. His debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) included the international and U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", as well as the number-four single "The Lazy Song". Mars' second album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), peaked at number one in the United States. The album spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man", as well as the number-five single "Treasure". In 2014, Mars lent his vocals to Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk", a single which topped many charts worldwide, including the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK. His third studio album, 24K Magic (2016), yielded the successful singles "24K Magic" and "That's What I Like". To date, he has sold over 115 million singles and 9 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Mars has landed seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since his career launched in 2010, attaining his first five faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley.
- Bruno Mars is writing with Harry Styles for his solo albumhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04jbqs0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04jbqs0.jpg2016-11-29T11:11:00.000ZNo one knows how to write a big pop chorus quite like Brunohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04jbpsb
Bruno Mars is writing with Harry Styles for his solo album
- 'Come jam with us' Bruno Mars previews his Live Lounge performancehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dylmy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dylmy.jpg2016-11-02T15:43:00.000ZBruno Mars joins Clara Amfo ahead of performing in Radio 1's world-famous Live Lounge.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dyyn3
'Come jam with us' Bruno Mars previews his Live Lounge performance
- Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk made Mark Ronson's fingers bleed...https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dxw7j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dxw7j.jpg2016-11-02T10:02:00.000ZBruno talks to Chris about his process for writing his multi-million selling songs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dxw8w
Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk made Mark Ronson's fingers bleed...
- When is Bruno Mars bringing 24K Magic to the UK?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dynly.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dynly.jpg2016-11-02T09:31:00.000ZBruno reveals his touring plans and the magic behind his new album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dxsb3
When is Bruno Mars bringing 24K Magic to the UK?
- What song does ex-Elvis impersonator Bruno Mars sing in the shower?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dzddr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dzddr.jpg2016-11-02T08:24:00.000ZBruno tells Chris about his musical background, Elvis impressions and shower singing!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dxmwc
What song does ex-Elvis impersonator Bruno Mars sing in the shower?
- Bruno Mars - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bwthm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bwthm.jpg2013-06-25T15:29:00.000ZHighlights of Bruno Mars' set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2013https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01bwtkn
Bruno Mars - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlights
- Bruno Mars - Tracks Of My Yearshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018w4z5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018w4z5.jpg2013-05-10T13:38:00.000ZAmerican singer-songwriter Bruno Mars picks his Tracks Of My Years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p018w4zv
Bruno Mars - Tracks Of My Years
Bruno Mars Tracks
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