Bruno Mars Biography
Bruno Mars, an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and choreographer was born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii.He is the son to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot.
His parents exposed him to a diverse variety of music from childhood. He was naturally inclined towards the performance arts since both his parents were professional performers. One of his uncles, an Elvis impersonator, encouraged Bruno to perform on stage when he was a three-year-old. He soon started performing with his family band and gained popularity in his hometown for his impersonation of Elvis Presley.
Bruno Mars Music Career
Soon after his graduation Mars decided to leave Hawaii for Los Angeles, California to pursue a musical career. In the year 2004, signed to Motown Records however he was dropped by the label less than a year of being signed.
While at Motown, Mars had met musician Philip Lawrence who then introduced him to his future A&R manager at Atlantic Records, Aaron Bay-Schuck, in the year 2006. Soon he was signed to Atlantic Records and from there his career took off.
Mars finally broke out as a singer in his own right with the 2010 hit Nothin’ on You.The track hit No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart and instantly transformed Bruno Mars from a behind-the-scenes composer into a pop performer.
A few months later, Mars released his first solo single, Just the Way You Are, from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, released in October 2010.The album reached No. 3 on the Billboard album charts, and its popular singles, Grenade and The Lazy Song both hit the Top 10 on the singles chart.
Bruno then released his much anticipated second album, Unorthodox Jukebox in December 2012. The album’s lead single, Locked Out of Heaven, topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks and landed in the Top 10 in 20 countries, making it a huge international success.
His album: 24K Magic was released on November 18, 2016 with 24K Magic being released as the lead single. The song That’s What I Like was released as the second single on January 30, 2017 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bruno Mars Girlfriend
Mars was romantically linked to singer and actress Rita Ora whom he first met in 2009. The couple however split up in 2011 owing to work pressures and he started dating model Jessica Caban in 2012.
Bruno Mars Children
As of August 2017 the talented musician does not have any children.
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Bruno Mars Awards
The popular musician, Bruno Mars has been nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards 18 times, winning two of them: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Just The Way You Are in 2011 and Best Pop Vocal Album for Unorthodox Jukebox in 2014.He has received three BRIT awards from five nominations, including two in the category International Male Solo Artist in 2012 and 2014