Facts About Bruno Mars

Born in 1985, Bruno Mars, also known as Peter Gene Hernandez, is an American singer and songwriter and a music producer. He was raised in Honolulu Hawaii in a family of musicians and has been involved in music even at a young age. He was one of the six children of Pete and Bernadette Hernandez. He was nicknamed “Bruno” by his father because he was a chubby baby, after a chubby wrestler called Bruno Sammartino. He liked impersonating some of the artists such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, The Temptations and The Isley Brothers. In his childhood, he has had various performances in different music avenues in his hometown and afterwards he decided to pursue music as a career.

Bruno Mars started his music career by producing songs for different artists when he was at the production team The Smeezingtons. He was recognized as a solo artist when he lent his vocals and after he co-wrote the hooks for various songs such as “nothing on you” by B.O.B and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. He has co-written a number of songs such as “Right Round” by Flo Rida featuring Kesha and Waving Flag by K’naan, among others. His first appearance as a singer was in the second studio album of Far East Movement. With the success of the songs, Bruno released his debut extended Play called “Its Better If You Don’t Understand”, which peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200.

In October 2010, he launched his debut album called Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which contained songs such as “Just the way you are” and “Grenade”. The album was successful, hitting number three on the Billboard 200. He has also been nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The song “Just the Way you are” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and its video was released in September 2010.

In terms of musical style, he is known for as soft because of the light falsetto voice. He has also stated that the work he has done with other artists have influenced his musical styles but he maintains that he loves all genres of music. Most of his music has a reggae sound which was facilitated by his life in Hawaii.

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