Bruno Mars is a Grammy-winning American singer/songwriter.
Born Peter Hernandez in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars is an all-round entertainer playing multiple instruments, producing, and choreographing his own work.
Mars rose to fame in 2010 with the release of the successful singles “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. His debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200, including hits “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song”. The former won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Mars’ second album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), with singles “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2014, Mars collaborated with Mark Ronson on “Uptown Funk”, which topped many music charts worldwide. His third studio album, the R&B-focused 24K Magic (2016), received seven Grammy Awards and yielded the successful singles “24K Magic”, “That’s What I Like” and “Finesse”.
Mars has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Mars has received many awards and nominations, including eleven Grammy Awards. Mars is known for his stage performances and 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.