Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

'Uptown Funk!'s Writing Credits Changed To Include The Gap Band


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The biggest selling single of the year so far has seen a significant change to its writing credits. Mark Ronson’s record-breaking ‘Uptown Funk!’ now includes the writers of The Gap Band’s 1979 hit ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’.

It’s not clear as to how this alteration came about – there have been no court cases or lawsuits in the offing – but five extra names are now included on Ronson’s hit, according to Music Week. They are The Gap Band’s three members Ronnie Wilson, Charles Wilson and Robert Wilson as well as producers Lonnie Simmons and Rudolph Taylor.

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Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Trinidad James Remix) [Audio]


Trindad James has released the official audio track for his remix of Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk', featuring Bruno Mars. The single was originally released on 10th November 2014, an appeared on the 13th January 2015 album, 'Uptown Special'.

Michelle Obama and Ellen Degeneres Also Like To Move It, Especially to the Tune of "Uptown Funk"


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We didn't think it was possible to pack this much awesomeness into one sentence, but here it is: Michelle Obama and Ellen Degeneres just posted a video of themselves dancing to Uptown Funk. 

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Ellen and the First Lady are actually age-old workout buddies.

It was all in honour of the FOTUS' Let's Move campaign, its five year anniversary, to be precise. So, being the skilled multi-tasker that she is, Mrs. Obama decided to kill two (actually, several) birds with one stone. 

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Mark Ronson Takes 'Uptown Funk' To Number One For It's Seventh Week


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Mark Ronson is no stranger to the UK Singles Chart, but the surprising success of his collaborative hit with Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk', has seen him finally at number one - for a full seven consecutive weeks.

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Mark Ronson is a UK Chart fix right now

The funk-infused single has gone multi-Platinum since its release in November 2014, and became the first release from his number one fourth album 'Uptown Special'; an album which also featured collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker and Mystikal. His previous most famous single was his cover of The Zutons' 'Valerie' with the late Amy Winehouse; a much loved hit that surprisingly only reached number two in the UK, though with a Platinum certification.

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Hey, You Can Listen to Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Special' Album, Now


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Mark Ronson has made his new album Uptown Special available online in full, a week ahead of its physical release. The producer has already scored a smash-hit with first single Uptown Funk and by the sounds of the new record, he appears to have more where that came from.

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The chart-topper is now streaming Uptown Special - his fourth record - over at The Guardian, where he's also penned a track-by-track guide explaining the provenance and recording process of each song.

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Sam Smith Returns To Number One Yet Again With 'In The Lonely Hour'


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Sam Smith continues to win over the nation with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' as it slides back up to number one in the UK Album Chart for its fifth non-consecutive week with more than 1.2 million copies sold.

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Sam Smith back at number one

The British singer-songwriter shot to the top of the charts in June 2014 with the record, which includes the hit singles 'Money On My Mind' and 'Stay With Me', before returning to the top spot in September and no once again re-claiming that marker. The multi-platinum release has now had five weeks at the top according to the latest count.

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Katy Perry Confirms Lenny Kravitz Will Perform With Her At The Super Bowl's Halftime Show


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Katy Perry will be joined by Lenny Kravitz when she performs at the halftime show of the Super Bowl in February.

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Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' Ft. Bruno Mars Maintains Chart Topspot


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This week in the UK Singles Chart, Mark Ronson held onto the top spot with his single Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. The catchy tune maintains its position for the third non-consecutive week, having set a streaming record with 2.5 million plays in its third week on top. The song’s combined sales reached a total of over 156,000, presumably enough to take Mr. Ronson’s future children through university.  

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Mark Ronson is in his third week of UK Chart domination, alongside funk champion Bruno Mars.

In second place this week, there’s a finally a newcomer – Phillip George, a 21-year-old DJ entered the chart with his debut single, Wish You Were mine. The loved up theme holds strong throughout the chart with Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud taking the third spot this week. So does that mean that people are extending their winter cuddle time past the holidays and into January? That’s the only logical explanation for all these ballads.

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Listen To Mark Ronson's Latest Track 'Daffodils' Featuring Tame Impala's Kevin Parker [Audio]


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Mark Ronson has released a new track 'Daffodils' from his upcoming album Uptown Special. The track features Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. 

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Mark Ronson has released a new track 'Daffodils'.

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Justin Bieber Is No.1 On Forbes' List Of The Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30 With $80 Million


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Even if you hate him or love him, Justin Bieber is one wealthy 20-year-old. In his fourth year making the annual list, the Canadian megastar tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning celebrities under 30 years old for the first time ever.

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Bieber earned $80 million between June 2013 and June 2014

Bieber reached the No.1 spot by earning a whopping $80 million over a twelve month period from June 2013 to June 2014, the magazine confirmed on Monday (Nov 24th), who credited most of his annual income to the final part of the 'Baby' singer's recent world tour.

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Mark Ronson - Feel Right [Live on SNL] (US Viewing Only)


Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars went back in time on Saturday Night Live to give this 70s insired performance of 'Feel Right'.

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk [Live on SNL] (US Viewing Only)


Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars brought a  bit of funk to Saturday Night Live, with a  performance of their song 'Uptown Funk'.

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Painting, Bruno Mars and Jessica Caban - BRUNO MARS has been transformed into an 18th century nobleman - - Thursday 9th October 2014

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names


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What’s in a name? Well for some celebrities things might have been very different if they hadn’t have changed theirs. Think Stefani Germanotta sounds like a star? What about Caryn Johnson? Things might have been very different for these 10 celebrities if they hadn’t found the perfect name to launch their careers.

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'Rio 2': Critics Squawk Their First Verdicts On The Colourful Kids' Comedy [Trailer]


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Don't you know about the bird? Well, Spix's Macaw to be precise and a new kids' movie that's bound to get you feeling in the mood for some summer sun and the Brazilian world cup. Rio 2 is currently out in the US and UK and picks up where its successful 2011 predecessor left off. But have critics given the new release the encouragement it needs to soar at the box office?

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It's Looking Pretty Good Box Office-Wise For 'Rio 2' This Weekend - If Only The Critics Could Be Convinced...

Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway reprise their roles as Blue and Jewel, two bright blue endangered who have settled into familial bliss since we last saw them. The news of more of their kind deep in the Amazon rainforest sends the itchy-footed Jewel reeling with excitement at the thought of moving to the wild.

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