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Bruno Mars

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After working a string of behind-the-scenes jobs -- including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for the Sugababes, and impersonating Elvis -- songwriter/producer Bruno Mars put his name on top of the charts in 2009 by co-writing Flo Rida's hit song "Right Round." One year later, he collaborated with rapper B.o.B on “Nothin’ on You,” and co-wrote Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," both of which became Top Ten hits. Mars used that momentum to launch a solo career, quickly becoming the first male vocalist in two decades to crack the Top Ten with his first four singles. Born Peter Hernandez in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars kicked off his career at the age of four by fronting his uncle’s band, becoming Oahu's youngest Elvis impersonator in the process. Ten years later, he was impersonating the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, as part of the Legends in Concert show. After graduating high school in 2003, he took his uncle's advice and moved to California to pursue a music career. After months of frustration, he met songwriter Phillip Lawrence, who convinced Mars to try his hand at writing songs for other artists. The two dubbed themselves the Smeezingtons and co-wrote “Long Distance,” which was recorded in 2008 by R&B singer Brandy. More offers arrived after that, and Mars and Lawrence scored their first number one hit in 2009, when they co-authored Flo Rida's international smash "Right Round." By 2010, Mars seemed to be everywhere: singing alongside B.o.B on the chart-topping "Nothin' on You," co-writing Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," and collaborating with Cee-Lo Green on the Grammy-nominated hit "F*ck You!" He also began issuing his own material, starting with the May 2010 release of his first EP, It's Better If You Don't Understand. Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Mars' full-length debut, appeared later that year and quickly produced a number one single, "Just the Way You Are." In 2012, Mars both hosted and performed as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, debuting tracks from his upcoming album. That album, the genre-jumping effort Unorthodox Jukebox, was released that same year, and featured the lead-off single "Locked Out of Heaven," along with production from Mark Ronson, Diplo, and others. "Locked Out of Heaven" topped the pop charts, and the album reached number two in the U.S. (The second single, "When I Was Your Man," also hit number one.) All that success made Mars a natural for one of the world's most prestigious gigs, the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014, where he performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers as a musical guest and drew record ratings. Also in 2014, Unorthodox Jukebox won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The following year, he fronted Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," a song he co-wrote that was among the most popular singles of that year. ~ David Jeffries & Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Bruno Mars

    Grammy Awards 2014

    Grammy Awards 2014
    4 songs

    Top 44 Love Songs

    Top 44 Love Songs
    1 song

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    3 songs

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    3 songs

    Workout Songs

    7 songs

    Lite Hits

    7 songs

    Love Songs

    3 songs

    Party Hits

    2 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    1 song

    Smooth Vocals

    3 songs

    Reggaeton Urbano

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    5 songs

    Movie Tracks

    1 song

    Shuffle Hits

    2 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    Kids Pop

    1 song

Albums by
Bruno Mars

Top Songs by
Bruno Mars

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Treasure
  3.   Locked Out of Heaven
  4.   Just The Way You Are
  5.   When I Was Your Man
  6.   Grenade
  7.   It Will Rain
  8.   The Lazy Song
  9.   Gorilla
  10.   Marry You
  11.   Our First Time
  12.   The Other Side
  13.   Talking to the Moon
  14.   Count on Me
  15.   Moonshine
  16.   Young Girls
  17.   Runaway Baby
  18.   If I Knew
  19.   Liquor Store Blues
  20.   Gorilla
  21.   Show Me
  22.   Natalie
  23.   Money Make Her Smile
  24.   Somewhere in Brooklyn
  25.   Welcome Back
  26.   Catch a Grenade
  27.   Old & Crazy by Esperanza Spalding
  28.   CleanTreasure
  29.   Taking My Own Path
  30.   Grow With Me
  31.   A New Life
  32.   New Zealand
  33.   My Family
  34.   The Best of Britain
  35.   My Early Musical Memories
  36.   Raw Talent and Great Songs
  37.   What Makes a Good Song?
  38.   Hotmaker
  39.   The Road Ahead
  40.   The Story of
  41.   Behind the Scene
  42.   Interviews
  43.   CleanGorilla

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