Bruno Mars, or Peter G Hernandez, was born 10/8/95. He is an amazing musician from a family of performers. Born in Hawaii (Honolulu), he started to exhibit his musical talent at a very early age. After completing highschool in the aloha state, Mars moved to LA to try and make his dream of being a musician come true…which of course he did starting with his first album in ’10, Doo-Wops & Hooligans.
Bruno Mars actaulyl started, as many musicians do, but producing and writing music for other artists, founding production team “The Smeezingtons” before his less than stellar emplyment with Motown Records (where he is rumored to have been fired). Signing with Atlanta in ’09 was his big break, demonstrating that he could be a lead solo signer and congwriter. His vocals to the songs “Nothin’ on You” and “Billionaire” by McCoy, were wildy successful in all over the world. Mars’ created his own formula with his production team allowing him to be successful with a wide range of musicians in in many styles.
Mars #1 hit “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade” are his hallmarks, but it was “Just The Way You Are” that garnered him his first Grammy, winning Best Pop Vocal Performance! Unorthodox Jukebox followed in ’12 and peaked again at #1.
He has sold more than 10 million copies in over 50 countries, with nearly 100 million singles sold in cumulative total. One of the best and most successful ever, he has half a dozen #1 singles and hit the top 100 faster than any other artists outside Elvis. Quite a career, amazing showmanship, incredible performances, and he is just getting started!