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Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985 in Waikiki, Hawaii), better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is a Filipino-Puerto Rican American singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist signed to Atlantic Records. He is most well known for his hit Just The Way You Are, which went #1 in 9 countries in 2010. He is also known for singing/co-writing the hooks for the #1 hit Nothin' On You by B.o.B, and Billionaire by Travie McCoy; he also co-wrote the international hits Right Round by Flo Rida and Wavin' Flag by K'naan. After the success of the songs he featured on, Mars released his debut EP, It’s Better If You Don’t Understand, in May 2010. He then released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, on October 5th, which features special guest appearances from B.o.B, Cee-Lo Green, and Damian Marley. The lead single, Just the Way You Are, was released on July 19, 2010. The second single off the album, Grenade, was released on September 2010 as a promotional single but was eventually shifted to official second single. The It Will Rain Songfacts reports that in 2011 he recorded "It Will Rain," the lead single from the soundtrack to the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. It was released exclusively on iTunes September 27, 2011. Bruno Mars was born and raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii by parents Pete and Bernadette "Bernie" Hernandez, of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent. Hernandez was one of six children and came from a musical family giving him a diverse mix of reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B. From a young age, he was impersonating and performing songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations. In 1990, Hernandez was featured in MidWeek as "Little Elvis", going on to have a cameo in Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992. "I watch the best. I'm a big fan of Elvis. I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan," he stated. In 2010 he said, "Growing up in Hawaii made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in Hawaii with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments. My uncle's an incredible guitar player, my dad's an incredible percussionist, my brother's a great drummer, he actually plays in our band. I've just been surrounded by it." He attended President Theodore Roosevelt High School, graduating in 2003 at the age of seventeen, and shortly after moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a musical career. Before becoming a successful solo artist, Hernandez was an acknowledged music producer, writing songs for Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, and Sean Kingston, as well as Flo Rida's international hit "Right Round". He also co-wrote the Sugababes' hit song "Get Sexy" and provided backing vocals on their album Sweet 7. His first musical appearance as a singer was in Far East Movement's second studio album Animal, featured on the track "3D". He reached prominence as a solo artist after being featured on and co-writing B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire"; both songs peaked within the top ten of many charts worldwide. He said of them, "I think those songs weren't meant to be full-sung songs. If I'd sung all of "Nothin' on You", it might've sounded like some '90s R&B." Following this success, Mars released his debut extended play (EP), titled It's Better If You Don't Understand, on May 11, 2010. The EP peaked at the ninety-ninth position on the Billboard 200 and produced one single: "The Other Side", featuring rappers Cee Lo Green and B.o.B. He performed a medley of "Nothin' on You" and "Airplanes" with B.o.B and Hayley Williams at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010. He opened for Maroon 5 on the fall leg of the Hands All Over Tour which began on October 6, 2010. Mars also co-headlined with Travie McCoy on a European tour that started on October 18, 2010. On September 19, 2010, Mars was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine. He claims "he has never used drugs before" and his decision was "foolish". He has been nominated for seven 2011 Grammy Awards. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Artist's Top Tracks

Just the Way You Are

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Grenade

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When I Was Your Man

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Money Make Her Smile

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Somewhere in Brooklyn

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Grenade - Acoustic

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The Other Side - Feat. Cee Lo Green and B.o.B

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Talking To The Moon - Acoustic Piano Version

Talking To The Moon - Acoustic Piano Version

Talking to the Moon (Acoustic Piano Version)

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The Other Side (feat. Cee Lo Green & B.o.B)

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Liquor Store Blues

Liquor Store Blues

Liquor Store Blues ft. Damian Marley

Liquor Store Blues ft. Damian Marley

The Other Side - feat. CeeLo Green and B.o.B

The Other Side - feat. CeeLo Green and B.o.B

Just the Way You Are (Skrillex Batboi Remix)

Just the Way You Are (Skrillex Batboi Remix)

The Other Side Ft. C-Lo Green And B.o.B

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Locked Out of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)

Locked Out of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)

Young Girls (Demo)

Young Girls (Demo)

Old & Crazy (feat. Esperanza Spalding)

Old & Crazy (feat. Esperanza Spalding)

Gorilla (Demo)

Gorilla (Demo)

Moonshine (The Futuristics Remix)

Moonshine (The Futuristics Remix)

Catch A Grenade - The Hooligans Remix

Catch A Grenade - The Hooligans Remix

Grenade (Passion Pit Remix)

Grenade (Passion Pit Remix)

The Other Side

The Other Side

The Other Side (Feat. Cee Lo Green And B.o.B)

The Other Side (Feat. Cee Lo Green And B.o.B)

All She Knows

All She Knows

Today My Life Begins

Today My Life Begins

Somewhere In Brooklyn (Bonus Track)

Somewhere In Brooklyn (Bonus Track)

Faded

Faded

Watching Her Move

Watching Her Move

Just the Way You Are (feat. Lupe Fiasco) [Remix] {Bonus Track}

Just the Way You Are (feat. Lupe Fiasco) [Remix] {Bonus Track}

The Other Side (Feat Cee Lo Green & B.o.B)

The Other Side (Feat Cee Lo Green & B.o.B)

Lost

Lost

The Other Side - feat. Ce Lo Green and B.o.B

The Other Side - feat. Ce Lo Green and B.o.B

Turn Around

Turn Around

Artist's Albums

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Unorthodox Jukebox

Unorthodox Jukebox

Locked Out Of Heaven

Locked Out Of Heaven

Just the Way You Are

Just the Way You Are

It Will Rain

It Will Rain

Grenade

Grenade

Just The Way You Are - Single

Just The Way You Are - Single

The Grenade Sessions

The Grenade Sessions

Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

It's Better If You Don't Understand

It's Better If You Don't Understand

Locked Out of Heaven - Single

Locked Out of Heaven - Single

It Will Rain - Single

It Will Rain - Single

The Lazy Song

The Lazy Song

Earth To Mars

Earth To Mars

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Grenade - Single

Grenade - Single

Locked Out Of Heaven (Remixes)

Locked Out Of Heaven (Remixes)

Doo-Wops  Hooligans

Doo-Wops Hooligans

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Treasure Remix EP

Treasure Remix EP

It's Better If You Don't Understand EP

It's Better If You Don't Understand EP

WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET

WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET

TBA

TBA

Music

Music

Atlantic/Elektra Records Present The Love - EP

Atlantic/Elektra Records Present The Love - EP

Songs for Japan

Songs for Japan

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (Lee Wright Remix) - Single

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (Lee Wright Remix) - Single

US TOP40 Single Charts

US TOP40 Single Charts

Unorthodox Jukebox (Deluxe Edition)

Unorthodox Jukebox (Deluxe Edition)

HotNewHipHop.com

HotNewHipHop.com

It's better if you don't understand - EP

It's better if you don't understand - EP

Just The Way You Are (Remixes)

Just The Way You Are (Remixes)

Skrillex Remixes

Skrillex Remixes

When I Was Your Man - Single

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Version]

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Version]

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Debut Album

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It's Better If You Don't Under

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It's Better If You Don't Under EP

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Gorilla (feat. R Kelly And Pharrell) [G-Mix]

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Treasure - single

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German TOP100 Single Charts

Unorthodox Jukebox Deluxe Edition

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Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Incl. Bonus)

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Catch A Grenade

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