Birthday:October 8, 1985Birthplace:Honolulu, HI, USAStar Sign:LibraProfession:Singer
Peter Gene Hernandez known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship, and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, the Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers.
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Bruno was born as Peter Gene Hernandez on 8 October, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father Peter Hernandez was a Latin percussionist while his mother Bernadette “Bernie” San Pedro Bayot was a singer cum dancer. He was nicknamed “Bruno” as a child. He has five siblings.
His parents exposed him to a diverse variety of music from childhood. He was naturally inclined towards the performance arts since both his parents were professional performers. One of his uncles, an Elvis impersonator, encouraged Bruno to perform on stage when he was a three-year-old. He soon started performing with his family band and gained popularity in his hometown for his impersonation of Elvis Presley.
He attended the President Theodore Roosevelt High School from where he graduated in 2003. While at school, he used to perform in a group, called, The School Boys.
A friend introduced Mars to songwriter Phillip Lawrence, who agreed to help Mars compose material. They presented a song they had written and recorded to a record label, who liked it but wanted one of their own artists to perform it. Mars recalled, “We were so broke and struggling, we had to do what we had to do, so we ended up selling the song.” Initially, Mars was disappointed, but it proved to be an awakening experience. “The light bulb went off,” he explained. “I decided to push the artist thing aside and get into the business this way. We can write songs and produce songs, so we just really focused our energy into writing for other artists. That’s how it all began.”
By the early 2000s, Mars had begun to find success by writing songs for several popular artists, including Flo Rida’s smash hit “Right ‘Round,” Brandy’s “Long Distance” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire.” Mars also produced and co-wrote K’Naan’s “Wavin’ Flag,” Coca-Cola’s theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 30: Musician Bruno Mars poses in media room at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2018: Record of the Year2018: Album of the Year2018: Song of the Year2018: Best R&B Performance2018: Best R&B Album Winner2018: Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical2018: Best R&B Song2017: Album of the Year2016: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance2016: Record of the Year2016: Best Remixed Recording2014: Best Pop Vocal Album2011: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
MTV video Music Awards
2013: Best Choreography Bruno Mars: Treasure (2013)2013: Best Male Video Bruno Mars: Locked Out of Heaven (2012)
Nick Name: Bruno Hernandez, Bruno MarsBirthday: October 8, 1985Nationality: AmericanZodiac Sign: LibraAlso Known As: Peter Gene HernandezBorn In: HonoluluFamous As: Singer-SongwriterHeight: 5’5″ (165 cm), 5’5″
Spouse: Jessica Caban Father: Peter HernandezMother: Bernadette San Pedro BayotSiblings: Eric Hernandez, Jamie Hernandez, Presley Hernandez, Tahiti Hernandez, Tiara Hernandez
He was once romantically linked to singer and actress, Rita Ora whom he first met in 2009. The couple however split up in 2011 owing to work pressures.
He started dating model Jessica Caban in 2011.
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