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.
Bruno Mars collaboration marks his first chart-topper.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Mark Ronson Takes 'Uptown Funk' To Number One For It's Seventh Week
Mark Ronson is streaming his new album 'Uptown Special' one week before release.
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.
Mark Ronson has made his new album available for streaming on The Guardian's website
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.
Continue reading: Hey, You Can Listen to Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Special' Album, Now
Sam Smith is still topping album sales for his debut release.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Returns To Number One Yet Again With 'In The Lonely Hour'
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Both the album and single charts are looking excessively loved up in the first week of the year.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' Ft. Bruno Mars Maintains Chart Topspot