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Bruno Mars

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

    Street Beats

    Street Beats
    1 song

    Grammy Awards 2014

    Grammy Awards 2014
    4 songs

    Top R&B

    Top R&B
    2 songs

    Top Pop

    Top Pop
    1 song

    Pop Mix

    1 song

    Top 44 Love Songs

    1 song

    Party Hits

    3 songs

    New Pop First

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    8 songs

    New R&B First

    1 song

    Top Dance

    1 song

    Teen Pop

    1 song

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    2 songs

    Pop Remixes

    3 songs

    Dance Pop

    3 songs

    Workout Songs

    7 songs

    Love Songs

    3 songs

    Pop Latino

    1 song

    Smooth Vocals

    3 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    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
  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.   The Other Side
  15.   Talking to the Moon
  16.   Count on Me
  17.   Moonshine
  18.   Young Girls
  19.   Runaway Baby
  20.   Perm
  21.   If I Knew
  22.   Show Me
  23.   Liquor Store Blues
  24.   Gorilla
  25.   Natalie
  26.   Money Make Her Smile
  27.   Chunky
  28.   Calling All My Lovelies
  29.   Somewhere in Brooklyn
  30.   Welcome Back
  31.   That's What I Like
  32.   Straight Up & Down
  33.   Too Good To Say Goodbye
  34.   Finesse
  35.   Catch a Grenade
  36.   Old & Crazy by Esperanza Spalding
  37.   CleanTreasure
  38.   Taking My Own Path
  39.   Grow With Me
  40.   A New Life
  41.   New Zealand
  42.   My Family
  43.   The Best of Britain
  44.   My Early Musical Memories
  45.   Raw Talent and Great Songs
  46.   What Makes a Good Song?
  47.   Hotmaker
  48.   The Road Ahead
  49.   The Story of
  50.   Behind the Scene
  51.   Interviews
  52.   CleanGorilla

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