Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985, and is an artist of many talents. With his soulful voice and fun, upbeat music, he has won the hearts of fans across the globe. In addition to his musical talent, Mars is also a very successful businessman. Let’s celebrate his birthday right here with some exciting facts!
Peter Gene Hernandez, popularly known as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and dancer. Mars was born and raised in a musical family in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is one of six children. His father (who has roots in Puerto Rico, Hungary, and Ukraine) is a percussionist, while his late mother (a Filipina) was a hula dancer and singer. After performing in his family band called The Love Notes, and showcasing his persona “Little Elvis” in numerous on-stage appearances, Mars moved to Los Angeles in 2003 after finishing high school to pursue a career in entertainment on his own.
Prior to becoming a successful musical artist, Mars was a music producer, writing songs for the likes of Adam Levine, Sean Kingston, and Flo Rida. In 2010, Mars collaborated with artist Travie McCoy on a song called ‘Billionaire,’ which was a huge hit at the time giving him the push he needed in Hollywood. After the release of this song, Mars debuted his single ‘Just The Way You Are’ off his first studio album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans.” In 2013, following the success of his first and second studio albums, Mars received top billing at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show as the lead performer — a huge accomplishment for the talented singer.
In 2016, Mars released his highly anticipated third album “24K Magic,” which peaked at number four in the U.S.
He moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a musician.
Mars releases his first studio album titled “Doo-Wops & Hooligans.”
Mars releases his highly anticipated third album, “24K Magic.”
Mars wins Grammy Awards for ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best R&B Song,’ and ‘Best R&B Performance.’
Why We Love Bruno Mars
He is a philanthropist
Mars has aided and shared his wealth with many deserving charities. He donated $100,000 to the orphans of Bantay Bata (a social welfare program of the foundation of a top T.V. network in the Philippines) who were among the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. He also donated 24,000 meals in support of the Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division’s 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
He doesn’t give up easily
Mars experienced many failures at the beginning of his career, with record deals proving to be fruitless, and numerous rejections. Mars, however, remained undaunted and never gave up on pursuing his talent.
He is a perfectionist
Mars had a huge gap between his two albums “Unorthodox Jukebox” and “24K Magic” — the former was released in 2012 and the latter in 2016. This was apparently because he wanted his music to be “perfect” for his fans — something we are truly grateful for.
5 Surprising Facts
He got a wrestler’s moniker
Mars was nicknamed “Bruno” by his father because of his resemblance to professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.
The youngest Super Bowl performer
Mars was the youngest solo artist ever to perform at the Super Bowl XLVIII half-time show.
His fandom name
His fans are known as the “Hooligans.”
He can play several instruments
Mars taught himself to play the piano, drums, bass, and guitar.
His favorite dish
His favorite dish is chicken ‘adobo,’ considered the Philippines’ national dish.
Bruno Mars FAQs
Is Bruno Mars a billionaire yet?
Unlike his famous song with Travie McCoy, Mars is not yet a billionaire, though his name often appears on the list of highest-paid celebrities on “Forbes.”
What is Silk Sonic?
Silk Sonic is an R&B duo made up of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, a rapper, drummer, and singer.
Who is Bruno Mars’ partner?
Mars is in a relationship with American fashion model and actress Jessica Caban.
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