Bruno Mars is the stage name of Peter Gene Hernandez. He was born on 8th October 1985. He is a renowned American multi-instrumentalist, choreographer, singer, songwriter and record producer. He was born and brought up in Hawaii . Being from a family of musician he had a musical background and started making music at a very young age. Throughout his childhood , he performed in various musical venues and concerts. After completing his schooling from High School, he moved to Hollywood, that is the city of Los Angeles to pursue his musical career. He initially signed a contract with Motown Records, which was later discarded. Following which he signed the recording contract in 2009 with Atlantic Records.
In the same year 2009, he co-founded ‘The Smeezingtons', a production team which recorded singles like Billionaire by Travie McCoy and B.o.B’s Nothin’ on You. These singles helped him establish himself as a single artist . He finally debuted his first studio album in 2010 – Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The album included singles likeThe Lazy Song, Just The Way You Are, Grenade, all of which topped the Billboard Charts. His second album was out in 2012 and it was called Unorthodox Jukebox. It was announced as the United States number one album of the year.
The most famous songs of the album were Locked Out of Heaven, Treasure and When I Was Your Man. The next song by Bruno Mars was in 2014, when he featured in Uptown Funk by
. Recently in 2016, he has launched his third studio album. The name of the album is 24k Magic and it features his single under the same name. The song 24k Magic was released on 7th October 2016 and has received whooping results. He recently gave his voice for the character of ‘Roberto’ in the animated flick – Rio 2. In total till date Bruno Mars has sold over 100 million albums and singles globally.
This has attributed to his success and has made him today one of the best-selling artists of all times. Since 2010, Mars has had six of his singles on the top of the Billboard Top 100 lists. He is the only male artist to get his first five singles on the list faster than any other artist, after
. His musical inspirations are Michel Jackson and Prince. Due to his successful career he has received multiple awards and nominations. The long lists include four Grammy Awards. He was comprised in the popular list of the 100 most influential people by the Times magazine. He has also been ranked number one on the popular Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list . Bruno Mars is known for catering various musical styles and for his unbelievable dance moves.