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Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is among the flashiest, most versatile singer/songwriters in post-millennial pop. An all-around entertainer, he also plays multiple instruments, produces, and choreographs. His path to mainstream success was lengthy. After he worked a string of behind-the-scenes jobs, including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for Sugababes, and impersonating Elvis Presley, he put his name on top of the Billboard Hot 100 by co-writing Flo Rida and Kesha's "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 and became 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. He eventually 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 Brandy's "Long Distance." The duo 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 "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, his 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 later in the 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 Hot 100, 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 half-time show for Super Bowl XLVIII, where he performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Unorthodox Jukebox later won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The following year, Mars fronted Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," a song he co-wrote that was among the most popular singles of that year. It topped charts around the globe and took home several Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year. In 2016, Mars returned with another funk-flavored hit, "24K Magic," and its parent album of the same title. ~ David Jeffries & Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Bruno Mars

    Grammy Awards 2014

    Grammy Awards 2014
    4 songs

    Street Beats

    Street Beats
    1 song

    Top R&B

    Top R&B
    2 songs

    Top Pop

    Top Pop
    1 song

    Pop Mix

    1 song

    Teen Pop

    1 song

    Party Hits

    3 songs

    Top 44 Love Songs

    1 song

    New R&B First

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    8 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    3 songs

    New Smooth Jazz

    3 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    2 songs

    Workout Songs

    7 songs

    Top Dance

    1 song

    Pop Remixes

    3 songs

    Dance Pop

    3 songs

    Love Songs

    3 songs

    Pop Latino

    1 song

    Smooth Vocals

    3 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Acoustic Rock

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    5 songs

    Movie Tracks

    1 song

    Shuffle Hits

    2 songs

    Kids Pop

    1 song

    Reggaeton Urbano

    1 song

Albums by
Bruno Mars

Top Songs by
Bruno Mars

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

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