84 Facts About Bruno Mars


In 2014, Bruno Mars was featured on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk", which topped various music charts, spending a total of fourteen and seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart, respectively.


Bruno Mars has received 15 Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, eleven American Music Awards, 13 Soul Train Awards and holds three Guinness World Records, among other accolades.


Bruno Mars featured on Music Weeks best songwriters and Billboards Greatest of All Time Artists lists and rankings such as the Time 100 and Forbes Celebrity 100.


Bruno Mars became the first artist to receive six Diamond-certified songs in the United States and has been regarded as a pop icon due to his influential career.


Bruno Mars's father is of half Puerto Rican and half Jewish descent, and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.


Bruno Mars has stated that his Jewish ancestors were from Hungary and Ukraine.


Bruno Mars's mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii, and was of Filipino and Spanish ancestry.

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Bruno Mars's parents met while performing in a show in which his mother was a Hula dancer and his father played percussion.


Bruno Mars is one of six children and came from a musical family which exposed him to a diverse mix of music genres, including first and foremost rock and roll, and later reggae, hip hop, and rhythm and blues.


Bruno Mars's mother was both a singer and a dancer, and his father performed Little Richard's music, which inspired him as a young child.


Bruno Mars's uncle was an Elvis Presley impersonator, and encouraged three-year-old Mars to perform songs on stage by Presley and Michael Jackson.


At the age of four, Bruno Mars began performing five days a week with his family's band, The Love Notes, and became known in Hawaii for his impersonation of Elvis Presley.


In 1990, Bruno Mars was featured in the Hawaiian tabloid shopper MidWeek as "Little Elvis" and performed in the halftime show of the 1990 Aloha Bowl.


When Bruno Mars was six years old, he was featured on The Arsenio Hall Show and throughout grade school, he performed with his family's band, two shows a night, covering Frankie Lymon and Little Anthony.


When Bruno Mars was 12, his parents divorced, ending The Love Notes act.


Bruno Mars moved out of his parents' house along with his brother and father.


Bruno Mars transferred to another school and was bullied initially, but he became popular in the last days of school.


The time Bruno Mars spent impersonating Presley had a major impact on his musical evolution and performing techniques.


Bruno Mars later began playing guitar after being inspired by American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix.


In 2003, shortly after graduating from high school at the age of 17, Bruno Mars moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career.


Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Bruno Mars signed a record contract with Motown Records in 2004, but the deal "went nowhere", leading him to have a conversation with will.


Bruno Mars came to the conclusion that the best way to further his career was writing and producing hit songs.


When Lawrence was first told he should meet Bruno Mars he was reluctant to do so since he did not even have money for bus fare.


Bruno Mars liked their song "Lost", which was written for Mars.


Bruno Mars turned down offers to open for notable artists on arena tours, opting instead to play at smaller venues such as theaters and ballrooms.

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At the 2012 Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars lost all the six categories in which he was nominated to British singer Adele.


In March 2012, Bruno Mars signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US.


Bruno Mars announced Unorthodox Jukebox release date, December 11,2012.


Bruno Mars contributed vocals to Jamaican-American EDM trio Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt", released in May 2013.


Bruno Mars ran his second headlining concert tour, the Moonshine Jungle Tour, from June 2013 to October 2014.


Bruno Mars announced a concert residency titled Bruno Mars at The Chelsea, Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada.


On September 8,2013, Bruno Mars was disclosed as the headline performer at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show, which took place on February 2,2014, with American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers as special guests.


At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars won the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Unorthodox Jukebox.


Bruno Mars contributed to the film's soundtrack with the song "Welcome Back".


In September 2014, Bruno Mars began working on his third studio album, 24K Magic, affirming, "Now it's time to start writing chapter 3".


In early 2016, Bruno Mars was working with bass player Jamareo Artis, musician Brody Brown, singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt and EDM producer Skrillex.


Bruno Mars took his business affairs under his own management company, Gorilla Management, operated by Aaron Elharar.


Bruno Mars announced his third headlining concert tour, 24K Magic World Tour, which began in March 2017 and ended in December 2018.


Bruno Mars received seven awards at the 2017 American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, two for "That's What I Like" and other two for 24K Magic.


Bruno Mars worked on Chic's studio album It's About Time, with the song expected to be featured on Chic's next studio album, according to musician Nile Rodgers.


In early 2018, Bruno Mars worked with recording engineer Charles Moniz, as well as songwriting and recording production team the Stereotypes.


In February 2019, Cardi B and Bruno Mars released a single together, "Please Me".


Five months later, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, and Bruno Mars collaborated on, "Blow", for the former's fourth studio album, No 6 Collaborations Project.


In October 2019, Bruno Mars posted a picture of himself in a recording studio, possibly indicating new music.


Bruno Mars's co-publishing contract with BMG was a part of the deal.

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In 2021, Bruno Mars was reportedly paid $3.2 million to perform at a private show in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


In February 2023, Bruno Mars began working on his fourth solo studio album.


Bruno Mars was influenced by artists such as Keith Sweat, Jodeci, and R Kelly.


Bruno Mars has stated that he is a fan of Alicia Keys, Jessie J, Jack White, The Saturdays, and Kings of Leon.


On 24K Magic, Consequence of Sounds Karen Gwen afirmed that Bruno Mars showed his "pips" and pushed his vocals to the limit.


Bruno Mars described his voice as a "clear, unapologetic tenor" being a "blessing" nowadays.


Bruno Mars has explained his writing process: "I don't sit down and think, 'I'm going to write a song'", since "You can't force creativeness" as inspiration comes out of the blue in different places.


Bruno Mars has said that he typically writes songs by playing the guitar or piano first.


Bruno Mars plays drums, guitar, keyboard, bass, piano, ukulele, and congas.


Bruno Mars usually plays the instrumentation or part of it, on his albums and on the songs he composes for other artists.


Bruno Mars is known for his retro showmanship, which is widely acclaimed by tour critics and reviewers.


Bruno Mars has collaborated with many different directors to produce his music videos, and over time he emerged as a music video director.


In 2011, not only Bruno Mars developed the second concept and treatment for "The Lazy Song", but he brought in Duddy to co-directed the music video with him.


Bruno Mars, who choreographed the video for "Treasure", won the award for Best Choreography at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.


However, on his third studio album, 24K Magic, Bruno Mars was channeling the '80s and '90s in its sound and aesthetic.


Bruno Mars wore "wide collars, leisure suits, and funky patterns", as was usual in the '70s, which was paired with their sound.


In 2012, Bruno Mars decided to invest in Chromatik, which makes digital versions of sheet music for the web and iPad.


At that point, Bruno Mars decided to invest an undisclosed amount for an equity stake in SelvaRey.


In 2020, Bruno Mars decided to go global, after he and Gold tried multiple combinations with the bottles and flavors for years, the singer was responsible for the new taste, branding, and design of the packaging, with a 1970s style.


Bruno Mars worked with Louise Trotter, Lacoste's creative director, in order to create a clothing line that matched his personality with Lacoste's sportswear.

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In 2014, it was announced that Bruno Mars had partnered with the Hawai'i Community Foundation and the Grammy Foundation to establish a Grammy Camp Scholarship Fund for qualified needs-based applicants from Hawaii.


In 2014, Bruno Mars donated US$100,000 to the orphans of Bantay Bata, who were among the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, raising the morale of those who lost their families and homes.


Bruno Mars created a protest placard with an Angela Davis quote for an online auction called Show Me the Signs to help families of black women killed by police.


In 2021, WBLS stated that Bruno Mars "has been a dominant force in popular culture for more than a decade".


In 2013, Bruno Mars was named Artist of the Year by Billboard, while in 2016 he became the recipient of NRJ Artist of Honor "in special recognition for his contribution to music".


Bruno Mars has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including 15 Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, four Guinness World Record 11 American and 14 Soul Train Music Awards.


In 2014, Bruno Mars topped Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30' list, a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30 in the US.


At the 2022 Grammys, Bruno Mars became the second artist to win Record of the Year three times.


Bruno Mars is the first male artist to place two titles as a lead act in the US top 10 simultaneously.


In 2019, Bruno Mars was one of the few artists who have spent at least 241 weeks among all their US Billboard Hot 100 top 10s.


Bruno Mars is one of fewer than 30 artists to cross the $600 million threshold in Boxscore history.


In 2022, Bruno Mars became the fastest-selling artist for his five shows in Japan, selling approximately 210.000 tickets in record time.


Eric Hernandez, Bruno Mars's brother, has continuously served as the drummer for his backup band, The Hooligans.


On May 31,2013, Bruno Mars was returning to Los Angeles from an overseas gig when he learned in the airport that his mother was gravely ill.


In 2013, Bruno Mars told Rolling Stone that record executives "had trouble categorizing him", and were consequently unsure which radio stations would play his songs, or to which ethnic group he would appeal.


On September 19,2010, Bruno Mars was arrested in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Casino for possession of cocaine.


Bruno Mars paid a $2,000 fine, did 200 hours of community service, and completed a drug counseling course.


In 2016, electro-funk band Collage sued Ronson and Bruno Mars for copying their single, "Young Girls", while The Sequence, a rap group, claimed it infringed their single "Funk You Up" and sued a year later.


Bruno Mars seeks damage, a jury trial and prevent Ronson from profiting with "Uptown Funk".