Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars (Peter Gene Hernandez) was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii. By the early 2000s, he had begun to find success by writing songs for popular artists, including K'Naan's "Wavin' Flag," the theme song for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. After several years as one of pop music's premier songwriters, Mars broke out as a singer in his own right with the 2010 hit "Nothin' on You." Other popular songs by Mars include "Just the Way You Are" (2010), "Locked Out of Heaven" (2012) and the Grammy-winning "Uptown Funk!" (2015).
Bruno Mars grew up in a very musical family. His father, Pete, was a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, and his mother, Bernadette ("Bernie"), was a singer. Mars received his nickname, "Bruno," while he was still a baby. "The name Bruno came from baby times," older sister Jamie explained. "Bruno was always so confident, independent, really strong-willed and kind of a bruteâ€”hence the name Brunoâ€”and it kind of just stuck."
Mars attended Roosevelt High School, where he and several friends formed a band, the School Boys, performing cla**ic oldies hits alongside his family's act at the Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu. Mars credits his fearless stage presence to his unusual childhood. "Performing from such a young age just got me so comfortable on stage," he said. "Growing up performingâ€”that was normal for me. Everyone in my family sings, plays instruments. It's what we do."
Bruno Mars Height/Weight
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm / 67 kg or 148 pounds
Bruno Mars Tour
Latest schedule of Bruno Mars tours you can find here: http://www.brunomars.com/tour
Bruno Mars Best Songs
Just the Way You Are, Locked Out of Heaven, Grenade, Nothin' on You, When I Was Your Man, It Will Rain, Billionaire, The Lazy Song, Lighters and Young, Wild & Free
Bruno Mars Best Lyrics
Just the Way You Are
, Locked Out of Heaven
, Nothin' on You
, When I Was Your Man
, It Will Rain
, The Lazy Song
and Young, Wild & Free
Bruno Mars Awards
American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars has received 66 awards from 231 nominations. He is the recipient of a BT Digital Music Award, three Brit Awards, an Echo Award, a JUNO Award, four Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Music Awards, and an American Music Award. He has also been nominated for two ARIA Music Awards, eight BET Awards, two MOBO Awards, and eight NAACP Image Awards.
Mars initially came to prominence as an acknowledged music producer and lyricist, who composed songs for other artists along with his production team The Smeezingtons. They were responsible for composing Mars first collaboration with B.o.B
, the single "Nothin' on You"
, which won Song of the Year at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards and at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards he was in nominated in three categories, including Record of the Year. Mars' debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, released in 2010 produced two Billboard Hot 100 numberâ€“one singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade". The former won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, while the latter received three nominations including Song of the Year at the following ceremony. He won the awards for Best Male Artist at several award ceremonies in 2011 and 2012, including American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, International Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards and the Echo Award for Best International Male.
Mars' second studio album Unorthodox Jukebox
was released in December 2012. Two of its singles "Locked Out of Heaven", and "When I Was Your Man"
reached number one at the Billboard Hot 100. The album was nominated for four Grammy Awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year for "Locked Out of Heaven", it won the former award. In 2013, the album was recognized with the Juno Award for International Album of the Year. "Locked Out of Heaven" won Best Song at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. In addition, Mars won two consecutive International Artist of the Year at the 2013 and 2014 NRJ Music Awards. In 2014, he won an International Male Solo Artist at the 2014 BRIT Awards and collaborated on Mark Ronson's single "Uptown Funk". The song won the Brit Award for Single of the Year, Song of the Year at the Soul Train Music Awards, International Work of the Year at the APRA Music Awards and two Grammy awards â€“ Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Bruno Mars 24k Magic
(pronounced "twenty-four karat magic") is the third studio album by American singer Bruno Mars. It was released on November 18, 2016, by Atlantic Records. Recording sessions took place from 2015 to 2016, while the third record was produced its entirety by Shampoo Press & Curl, who are serving as the executive producers, with the additional production by The Stereotypes, Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie. It marks the first time Mars has not produced under The Smeezingtons.
Its title track was released as the album's lead single on October 7, 2016. It was announced the cities and countries the singer will be touring during the 24K Magic World Tour.