Bruno Mars




Peter Gene Hernandez (born 8 October 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career. After being dropped by Motown Records, Mars signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2009.

In 2009, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for the singles “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. He featured on the hooks for both singles, becoming recognized as a solo artist. His debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) included the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade”, as well as the number-four single “The Lazy Song”. His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), peaked at number one in the United States.

The album spawned the international singles “Locked Out of Heaven”, “When I Was Your Man” and “Treasure”. In 2014, Mars lent his vocals to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”. To date he has sold over 100 million singles and albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Mars has landed six number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since his career launched in 2010, attaining his first five faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley.

Mars has received many awards and nominations, including four Grammy Awards, and was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. In December 2013, he ranked number one on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Mars is known for his stage performances and retro showmanship. He is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers. Mars performs in a wide range of musical styles.



Discography

Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: 24K Magic
Album: 24K Magic
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Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: Treasure (Explicit)
Album: Unorthodox Jukebox
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Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: Runaway Baby
Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans!
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Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: Grenade
Album: Grenade
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Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: Catch A Grenade
Album: The Grenade Sessions
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Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: Sultan + Shepard
Album: Locked Out Of Heaven (Remixes)
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Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: Simon Steur Dub
Album: Just The Way You Are (Remixes)
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Artist: Bruno Mars
Title: Sharam Radio Remix
Album: Treasure Remix EP
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Bruno Mars has released two studio albums, two EPs, seventeen singles (seven as a featured artist) and five promotional singles. As of August 2014, Mars had sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide. Seven of his singles are among the best-selling singles of all time: in order of release date, “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade”, “The Lazy Song”, “Locked Out of Heaven”, “When I Was Your Man”, “Treasure”, and “Uptown Funk”. As a performer, writer and producer, Mars’ total single sales exceed 130 million copies. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), he is the ninth-bestselling digital-single artist in the United States with sales of 38 million; of those, 5.04 million are from his first two albums. In 2012, Mars was named 2011’s bestselling artist worldwide

Albums
Studio albums

“24K Magic” (2016), “Unorthodox Jukebox” (2016), “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (2010).

Extended plays

“It’s Better If You Don’t Understand” (2010).

Singles
As lead artist

“24K Magic” (2016 Album 24K Magic), “Young Girls” (2013 Album Unorthodox Jukebox), “Gorilla” (2013 Album Unorthodox Jukebox), “Treasure” (2013 Album Unorthodox Jukebox), “When I Was Your Man” (2013 Album Unorthodox Jukebox), “Locked Out of Heaven” (2012 Album Unorthodox Jukebox), “Count On Me” (2011 Album Doo-Wops & Hooligans), “It Will Rain” (2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), “Marry You” (2011 Album Doo-Wops & Hooligans), “The Lazy Song” (2011 Album Doo-Wops & Hooligans), “Grenade” (2010 Album Doo-Wops & Hooligans), “Just the Way You Are” (2010 Album Doo-Wops & Hooligans).

As featured artist

“Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars) (2014 Album Uptown Special), “Bubble Butt” (Major Lazer featuring Bruno Mars, Tyga and Mystic) (2013 Album Free the Universe), “Mirror” (Lil Wayne featuring Bruno Mars) (2011 Album Tha Carter IV), “Young, Wild & Free” (Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars) (2011 Album Mac & Devin Go to High School), “Lighters” (Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars) (Album Hell: The Sequel), “Billionaire” (Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars) (2010 Album Lazarus), “Nothin’ on You” (B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars) (2010 Album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray).

Promotional singles

“Moonshine” (2012 Album Unorthodox Jukebox), “Talking to the Moon” (2011 Doo-Wops & Hooligans), “Runaway Baby” (2011 Doo-Wops & Hooligans BPI: Silver), “Somewhere in Brooklyn” (2011 Doo-Wops & Hooligans), “Liquor Store Blues” (featuring Damian Marley) (2010 Doo-Wops & Hooligans).

Other charted songs

“Natalie” (2014 Album Unorthodox Jukebox), “Rocketeer” (Far East Movement featuring Bruno Mars) (2010), “The Other Side” (featuring Cee Lo Green and B.o.B) (2010 It’s Better If You Don’t Understand).

Guest appearances

“Welcome Back” (2014 Rio 2: Music from the Motion Picture), “6 AM” (Remix) Bueno (2013 Maloof Money, Vol. 3 (Executive Decisions)), “Can’t Come Back to Me” Layzie Bone (2012), “This Is My Love” (2012), “Walls Come Down” Keke Palmer (2011 Awaken Reloaded), “3D” Far East Movement (2009 Animal).



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