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Bruno Mars

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriterand record producer. Mars is from a family of musicians and began making music at a young age. After performing in variousmusical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood, he decided to pursue a musical career and moved to Los Angelesafter graduating from high school. Mars began producing songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons.

After an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, Mars signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. He became r ...read more

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriterand record producer. Mars is from a family of musicians and began making music at a young age. After performing in variousmusical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood, he decided to pursue a musical career and moved to Los Angelesafter graduating from high school. Mars began producing songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons.

After an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, Mars signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. He became recognized as a soloartist after lending his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the songs "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B, and "Billionaire" byTravie McCoy. He also co-wrote the hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, "Wavin' Flag" byK'naan, and "Fuck You!" by [L]Cee Lo Green[/L]. In October 2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops &Hooligans. Anchored by the worldwide number one singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", the album peaked atnumber three on the Billboard 200. He was nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards, winning Best Male PopVocal Performance for "Just the Way You Are".

Mars' music is noted for displaying a wide variety of styles and influences, and contains elements of many different musicalgenres. He has worked with an assortment of artists from different genres; Mars acknowledges the influences that hiscollaborations have had on his own music. As a child, he was highly influenced by artists such as Elvis Presley and MichaelJackson and would often impersonate these artists from a young age. Mars also incorporates reggae and Motowninspired sounds into his work. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times referred to Mars as "one of the most versatile andaccessible singers in pop." « hide

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