Bruno Mars considers talent search
... and reading InStyle magazine call..." On his first album Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno sang about how he would catch grenades for his girl. On his new album Unorthodox Jukebox he sings about game plans, and Bruno himself admits he's become more of player. "Let's just say I'm in beast mode now," he laughed. "I've shown that lover-boy side of me - does anyone really want me to come back and sing Just The Way You Are, Part Two? As much as I love that song, I feel like I need to express other areas of love, relationships, girls and sex." Have Your Say Click here to win an iPhone5! Bruno Mars
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Babyshambles, Bastille, Bruno Mars tickets on sale today, 9am
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Bruno Mars (October 8, 1985)
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His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez. He was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father at the age of two, because he was a chubby kid and there was a famous chubby wrestler at the time named Bruno Sammartino. At the start of his career he added "Mars" to his stage name because "a lot of girls say I'm out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars."
His first brush with show business was at the age of 4. He gives more details in an interview with National Public Radio: "Dad started bringing me up onstage every night till finally they worked a little segment out for me. My mom made me an Elvis outfit, and I'd go up there and do my thing." His impersonation of Elvis also won him the role of Little Elvis in the movie Honeymoon In Vegas (1992). As a young boy, he continued to make performances impersonating Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
Growing up in Hawaii in a family of musicians marked his music with traces of traditional Hawaii music, reggae, pop, rock, R&B, soul, doo-wop and hip hop.
Before launching a solo career, Bruno Mars was part of a writing and production team called The Smeezingtons, with Phillip Lawrence and Ari Levine. They wrote and produced songs for other artists, including Brandy's "Long Distance
," Flo Rida's "Right Round
," and Cee-Lo Green's "Forget You
." He also sang and co-wrote the hooks for "Nothin' On You
" by B.o.B and "Billionaire
" by Travie McCoy.
He named his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans because it has songs that both women and men are going to relate to: doo-wops are for the girls, and hooligans are for the guys. His favorite song on the album is "Grenade