Bruno Mars (American Singer)
Bruno Mars BIOGRAPHY
In addition to encouraging three-year-old Mars to perform Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley songs on stage, his uncle was an Elvis Presley imitation. At the age of four, Mars started playing with his family’s band, The Love Notes, five days a week. His Elvis Presley impersonation gained him notoriety in Hawaii.
Singing in a group named The School Boys while he was a student at President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, they opened for his father’s new band on a few occasions and sang songs by the Temptations and Isley Brothers. While still in high school, the singer rose to fame in Hawaii’s entertainment industry. He opened for a major magic show and performed as Michael Jackson in a celebrity impersonators show, earning $75 for each appearance.
Mars secured a record deal with Motown Records in 2004, not long after relocating to Los Angeles, but the deal “went nowhere”. This prompted him to speak with will.i.am’s management, but that interaction was similarly unsuccessful. The singer’s time with Motown, however, ended up helping his career. The label also signed American record producer and composer Philip Lawrence.
Prior to becoming a well-known solo performer, Mars was a renowned music producer who wrote songs for artists including Flo Rida, Brandy, Sean Kingston, Adam Levine, and Alexandra Burke. In addition, he contributed backing vocals to the Sugababes’ album Sweet 7 (2010) and co-wrote the popular song “Get Sexy” (2009). He sang on the song “3D” from Far East Movement’s second studio album, Animal, which was released in 2009. He also appeared on the debut single “Love” by hip-hop musician and American pastor Jaeson Ma as well as on the charity record “One at a Time” by American rapper Travie McCoy for MTV’s Staying Alive organisation.
He became well-known as a solo artist after appearing on and writing (as a member of the production team the Smeezingtons) the songs “Nothin’ on You” by American rapper B.o.B from 2009 and “Billionaire” by McCoy from 2010; both songs peaked in the top ten of different music charts, with the former reaching number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart.
“Just the Way You Are” is the lead single from Mars’s debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010), which was primarily produced by the Smeezingtons. It was released on July 20, 2010 Australia, Canada, and the United States were among the nations where the song peaked at the top of the charts. Released on October 5, 2010, the album peaked at number one in the UK and number three on the Billboard 200. In Canada and the Netherlands, it also peaked at number one on the charts. Since then, 15.5 million copies of Doo-Wops & Hooligans have been sold worldwide. It gave rise to two other worldwide singles: “Grenade,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped charts in New Zealand, the UK, as well as many other countries, and “The Lazy Song,” which reached the top four on the Billboard Hot 100.
As the opening act for American bands Maroon 5 and OneRepublic during the latter’s fall leg of their Palm Trees & Power Lines Tour, Mars began promoting his debut album. Subsequently, the singer and McCoy embarked on a co-headlining European concert tour on October 18, 2010, which ran until early November. The singer’s first headline concert tour, The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour, which took place from November 2010 to January 2012, provided additional exposure for Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Mars and American rapper Anderson.Paak revealed on February 26, 2021, that they have collaborated on an album under the Silk Sonic moniker. November 12, 2021 saw the release of their debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, which includes American singer Bootsy Collins as a special guest presenter. It entered the top five in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand after making its debut at number two on the Billboard 200. Released as singles were the songs “Leave the Door Open,” “Skate,” “Smokin’ out the Window,” a cover of “Love’s Train” by Con Funk Shun, and “After Last Night,” which featured Thundercat and Bootsy Collins.
An Evening with Silk Sonic at Park MGM marked the beginning of Silk Sonic’s inaugural musical engagement in early 2022. The pair took home the Best Group title at the 2021 BET Awards, the International Group of the Year title at the 2022 Brit Awards, and the 53rd NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Traditional title. At the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards, they won three prizes, including Song of the Year for “Leave the Door Open”. For the latter song, Silk Sonic won Best R&B Performance, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best R&B Song at the 2022 Grammy Awards. Silk Sonic won Album of the Year and Video of the Year at the BET Awards 2022 for their debut album. identical music video
- Bruno Mars – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2010–present)
- Philip Lawrence – backing vocals (2010–2018, 2022–present)
- Jamareo Artis – bass guitar (2010–present)
- Eric Hernandez – drums (2010–present)
- Kameron Whalum – trombone (2010–present), backing vocals (2018–present)
- Dwayne Dugger – saxophone (2010–present)
- James King – trumpet (2010–present), backing vocals (2018–present)
- John Fossit – keyboard (2012–present)
- Mateus Asato – rhythm guitar (2019, 2021), lead guitar (2022–present)
- Anderson .Paak – lead vocals, drums (2021–2023)
- The Hooligans (excluding Phredley Brown) – same instruments (2022)
- Maurice “Mobetta” Brown – trumpet (2022-2023)
- Mateus Asato – lead guitar (2022-2023)
Mars’s brother Eric Hernandez has been the drummer for his backup group, The Hooligans, since the beginning. The Lylas are an all-girl musical ensemble consisting of their cousin Jamie, sisters Presley, Tiara, and Tahiti, and sister Jamie. Jamie lived with the siblings when she was young owing to family problems. In 2011, Mars started dating Jessica Caban, a model. As of 2019, the two are still together, sharing a Hollywood Hills mansion with a Rottweiler named Geronimo.
What is Bruno Mars Net Worth?
Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter and record producer who has a net worth of $175 million. Income from the songs. Mars’s co-publishing contract with BMG was also a part of the deal.
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