Bruno Mars (born Peter Gene Hernandez, 8.10.1985)
Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter and music producer, perhaps best known for co-writing 'Nothin' on You' by B.o.B.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, in the first half of 2014, Bruno Mars had a net worth of 70 million USD.
Childhood: Bruno Mars was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents are of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent. He was given the nickname 'Bruno' as a child, after the wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Mars was one of six children and his family was a musical one. As a result, he grew up with a variety of music, such as Elvis Presley, The Isley Brothers and Michael Jackson. In 1992, he went on to have a cameo in Honeymoon in Vegas, starring James Caan and Nicolas Cage. After graduating from President Theodore Roosevelt High School, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career.
Career: Bruno Mars began his music career by writing songs for artists such as Alexandra Burke, Brandy and Sean Kingston. He also wrote Flo Rida's hit 'Right Round' and Sugababes' 'Get Sexy'. Two of his biggest co-writing credits were B.o.B's 'Nothin' on You' and Travis McCoy's 'Billionaire', both of which were top 10 hits around the world. Mars capitalised on his success as a songwriter by releasing his debut solo EP entitled 'It's Better If You Don't Understand' , which featured the single 'The Other Side', with B.o.B and Cee Lo Green on vocals. At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Bruno Mars performed 'Airplanes' with B.o.B and Hayley Williams of the band Paramore. Bruno Mars' debut album, entitled Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released in October 2010. The lead single, 'Just the Way You Are' performed well in the US charts. Damian Marley features on the track 'Liquor Store Blues'. Following the release of the album, Mars planned a tour with Maroon 5 as well as dates with Travie McCoy. In 2012, Mars released the album Unorthodox Jukebox to positive reviews.
Personal Life: In 2013, Mars was reported as the 12th richest musician in the world, due to his 18 million USD earnings.
Coldplay's Super Bowl week has ended with a number one album in the U.K.
The group performed with Beyonce and Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl half-time show last Sunday (07Feb16) and now they've clinched their seventh chart-topper as A Head Full Of Dreams bounces back up the charts.
The album only made it to number two upon its December (15) release after coming up against Adele's 25, but it appears the buzz around the group's Super Bowl gig helped turn sales around.
Adele climbs back up the charts to two, while last week's number one, David Bowie collection Best Of Bowie, falls to three.
Continue reading: Super Bowl Bounce Gives Coldplay Seventh U.k. Number One Album
Donatella Versace wanted Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl look to be a bold statement.
The legendary designer was behind singer Bruno’s outfit when he took to the stage for the halftime show on Sunday (07Feb16). Donatella certainly achieved her goal, with Bruno rocking a leather shirt and trousers with thick gold chains and circular lens sunglasses.
“When you're making a look that will be seen by millions all over the world, you need a message that's bold and strong,” Donatella explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “As with many things in fashion, we had to work fast, but it was so much fun to create.”
Bruno was singing with Beyonce and Coldplay, with the trio of musical acts putting on a storming show. Bruno’s black and gold look matched perfectly with Beyonce’s, though rocker Chris Martin kept his vibe more laid back than high fashion.
Continue reading: Donatella Versace: 'I Went Bold For Bruno's Super Bowl Look'
Beyonce's stirring Super Bowl half-time performance has rankled the hero of 9/11, Rudy Giuliani.
The former New York Mayor was far from impressed by the R&B superstar's Formation slot during the big game, which critics have perceived as a salute to the Black Panther movement and a nod to America's police brutality issue.
"I think it was outrageous," Giuliani said on Fox News when asked what he thought about the Super Bowl's non-football highlight.
"The half-time show was ridiculous... I don't know what the heck it was. A bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things. It was terrible."
Continue reading: Former New York Mayor Upset With Beyonce's Super Bowl Performance
The Queen Bey got the best reception of all the halftime spots at Super Bowl 50, but even more viewers were impressed with Lady Gaga's performance of the national anthem.
The 34 year old star briefly had the stage all to herself as she delivered a rendition of brand new single ‘Formation’, released just 24 hours before, with her backing dancers’ costumes seemingly heavily influenced by the armed rights group the Black Panthers, clad in black leather and berets.
Continue reading: Beyonce Steals The Show From Coldplay In Super Bowl Halftime Show
Coldplay brought the past to the present at America's 50th Super Bowl on Sunday (07Feb16) by inviting Beyonce and Bruno Mars to the stage to pay tribute to former half-time show stars.
The British rockers led the much-anticipated set at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and kicked off the show with a medley of their hits including Viva La Vida and their latest single Adventure of a Lifetime, as teens from the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles played alongside them.
The colourful performance then turned to Bruno Mars, the 2014 half-time headliner, who gave a lively rendition of his hit Uptown Funk with DJ Mark Ronson. He was followed by Beyonce, who took charge of the 2013 Super Bowl show, as she and an army of female dancers took to the football field to debut her new song Formation, which she unexpectedly released on Saturday (06Feb16).
Bruno and Beyonce then joined forces for a Crazy In Love/Uptown Funk/Formation mash-up as they met in the middle of the stage in a musical face-off.
Continue reading: Coldplay Pay Tribute To Past Super Bowl Performers During Half-time Show
Singer Bruno Mars will definitely grace the stage during Super Bowl 50, with the star having confirmed months of rumours on his Instagram page Friday (5Feb16).
The halftime show for the American football sporting event, which takes place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, has an all-star lineup, with British band Coldplay serving as the leading act and Beyonce also making an appearance.
Billionaire hitmaker Mars, 30, promises fans he is committed to heating up the show with his performance, writing on Instagram in a caption attached to an image of himself standing before the stage: "It ain't a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn't show up."
He added in a later post, "Mars Has Landed".
Continue reading: Bruno Mars Confirms Super Bowl Appearance
Bruno Mars Will Reportedly Join Coldplay And Beyonce At This Year's (16) Super Bowl Half-time Show.
The Gorilla singer, who headlined the big gig two years ago, has been linked to Sunday's (07Feb16) spectacular, but there has been no confirmation.
However, in a behind-the-scenes rehearsal clip, posted online by bosses at CBS - the TV network airing this year's game in America - Coldplay star Chris Martin hints at another special guest.
Kneeling on the stage and pretending to be an expert tracker, the Brit said, "This may be Beyonce's footprint. I'd say she was here about four hours ago. Let's look for a Bruno one."
Continue reading: Bruno Mars To Join Coldplay And Beyonce At Super Bowl Show - Report
Colombian Superstar Shakira Is Celebrating After Her Learning Her Hit Song Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) Has Passed The One Billion Views Milestone On Youtube.com.
The official 2010 FIFA World Cup theme has helped Shakira become only the third Latin artist to achieve the impressive feat, following in the footsteps of Bruno Mars and his Uptown Funk collaboration with Mark Ronson, and Enrique Iglesias and his 2014 single Bailando.
"Wow!" she exclaims on Twitter.com. "Waka Waka now has more than a BILLION views! The song and the video that changed my life."
The promo's popularity has made Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) the 20th most-viewed video on YouTube with 1,001,988,383 hits as of Tuesday (26Jan16). Psy's Gangnam Style still rules the countdown with more than 2.5 billion views.
Continue reading: Shakira's Waka Waka Hits One Billion Views
Sometimes artists wear their influences on their sleeves.
Adele's new song 'Hello' has had the internet going crazy these past few weeks; people are excited for the release of her upcoming comeback album '25' and thus have this across-the-board number one on repeat. However, as with a lot of hit tracks, it hasn't been without its criticism and in this case people are commenting on the remarkable similarity to a Californian storyteller we all know and love.
Adele waves 'Hello' to Tom Waits with new single
The Tom Waits comparison has, in itself, been critized; but whatever people say, the fact can't be ignored that the lyrics to 'Hello' do bare remarkable parallels with Waits' 1973 song 'Martha'. Both dictate a phonecall to a long lost lover, reminiscing about their early days and reflecting on their young, foolish selves. It's not exactly a copy, merely a divine inspiration.
Continue reading: Forget Adele V Tom Waits, Here's 13 Songs We've Definitely Heard Before
Mark Ronson And Bruno Mars Look Set To Dominate This Year's (15) Soul Train Awards After Scoring Five Nominations For Their Hit Uptown Funk.
The pair stormed the charts with the song following its release last year (14), and it has placed them among the contenders for the top trophies at the upcoming prizegiving.
They have scored nods for Song of The Year, Video of The Year, Best Dance Performance and Best Collaboration, as well as The Ashford & Simpson Songwriters Award.
Another main contender is The Weeknd, who also scored five nominations and will do battle with Mark and Bruno for several awards including Song of The Year for his track Earned It.
Continue reading: Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk Leads Soul Train Awards
Date of birth
8th October, 1985
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