Bruno Mars is the stage name of PeterHernandez Jr., born in Honolulu (Hawaii) onOctober 8, 1986.
is a singer-songwriter and music producerAmerican of Filipino descent via PuertoRican mother and the paternal. Raised inHonolulu, Hawaii for a family of musicians,Mars began making music at an early age(within 2 years)
Mars began producing songs for otherartists to join the production team TheSmeezingtons.
After an unsuccessful season with MotownRecords, Mars signed with AtlanticRecords in 2009. He became recognizedas a solo artist after lending his voice andco-writing the chorus for the songs "Nothinon You" by Bob and "Billionaire" TravieMcCoy
He also co-wrote the international hit "RightRound" by Flo Rida, "Waving Flag" by Knaanand Fuck You! Cee Lo Green. On October 4,2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops& Hooligans.
Managed to place in the first place their singlesJust the Way You Are and Grenade around theworld. He was nominated for seven Grammyawards in the 53rd Grammy Awards, winning inthe category Best Male Pop Vocal Performance(Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just theWay You Are)."
Marss music is characterized by showing awide variety of styles and influences, andcontains elements of many different musicalgenres. He has worked with a variety of artistsfrom different genres, Mars recognizes thatinfluences their collaborations have had on hisown music. As a child I was very influenced byartists like Elvis Presley and Michael Jacksonand often posed as the artists from an earlyage. Mars also features reggae-inspiredsounds and Motown in their work
The September 19,2010, Mars wasarrested in Las Vegasfor possession ofcocaine.
Music StyleMarss music is notable fordisplaying a variety of stylesand influences, including pop,rock, reggae, 3 R & B, souland hip hop.
Mars explained that "it is easy to create songsthat blend rock, soul and hip hop, and only ahandful of them." It also claims to be a fan ofAlicia Keys, Jessie J, Jack White and TheSaturdays.
In addition, Mars says its work with other artistsinfluenced his musical style, saying "" Nothing on You"Motown had an atmosphere," Billionaire "is closer toreggae, but one of my favorites is the song of Cee-LoGreen (Fuck You!). do not think else could have sungthat song. " He cites the doo-wop as a major influencein his music, referring to the genre as "just simple lovesongs - so charming, simple and romantic."
Lyrically, many songs of Mars have been described ascarefree and optimistic, but some songs are darker themessuch as Grenade, Liquor Store Blues or Talking to theMoon, which have failed relationships and self-destructivebehaviors