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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
Personal Life: In 2013, Mars was reported as the 12th richest musician in the world, due to
his 18 million USD earnings.

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Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985 in Waikiki, Hawaii), better known by his stage
name Bruno Mars, is a Filipino-Puerto Rican American singer-songwriter, producer and multi-
instrumentalist signed to Atlantic Records. He is most well known for his hit Just The Way You
Are, which went #1 in 9 countries in 2010. He is also known for singing/co-writing the hooks for
the #1 hit Nothin' On You by B.o.B, and Billionaire by Travie McCoy; he also co-wrote the
international hits Right Round by Flo Rida and Wavin' Flag by K'naan.

After the success of the songs he featured on, Mars released his debut EP, It’s Better If You
Don’t Understand, in May 2010.

He then released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, on October 5th, which features
special guest appearances from B.o.B, Cee-Lo Green, and Damian Marley. The lead single, Just
the Way You Are, was released on July 19, 2010. The second single off the album, Grenade,
was released on September 2010 as a promotional single but was eventually shifted to official
second single. The It Will Rain Songfacts reports that in 2011 he recorded "It Will Rain," the lead
single from the soundtrack to the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. It was
released exclusively on iTunes September 27, 2011.

Bruno Mars was born and raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii by parents
Pete and Bernadette "Bernie" Hernandez, of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent. Hernandez was
one of six children and came from a musical family giving him a diverse mix of reggae, rock, hip
hop, and R&B. From a young age, he was impersonating and performing songs by artists such
as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations. In 1990,
Hernandez was featured in MidWeek as "Little Elvis", going on to have a cameo in Honeymoon
in Vegas in 1992. "I watch the best. I'm a big fan of Elvis. I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he
would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can
say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a
show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan," he stated.

In 2010 he said, "Growing up in Hawaii made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in
Hawaii with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments. My
uncle's an incredible guitar player, my dad's an incredible percussionist, my brother's a great
drummer, he actually plays in our band. I've just been surrounded by it." He attended President
Theodore Roosevelt High School, graduating in 2003 at the age of seventeen, and shortly after
moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a musical career.

Before becoming a successful solo artist, Hernandez was an acknowledged music producer,
writing songs for Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, and Sean Kingston, as
well as Flo Rida's international hit "Right Round". He also co-wrote the Sugababes' hit song "Get
Sexy" and provided backing vocals on their album Sweet 7. His first musical appearance as a
singer was in Far East Movement's second studio album Animal, featured on the track "3D". He
reached prominence as a solo artist after being featured on and co-writing B.o.B's "Nothin' on
You" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire"; both songs peaked within the top ten of many charts
worldwide. He said of them, "I think those songs weren't meant to be full-sung songs. If I'd sung
all of "Nothin' on You", it might've sounded like some '90s R&B." Following this success, Mars
released his debut extended play (EP), titled It's Better If You Don't Understand, on May 11,
2010. The EP peaked at the ninety-ninth position on the Billboard 200 and produced one single:
"The Other Side", featuring rappers Cee Lo Green and B.o.B. He performed a medley of "Nothin'
on You" and "Airplanes" with B.o.B and Hayley Williams at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
on September 12, 2010.
He opened for Maroon 5 on the fall leg of the Hands All Over Tour which began on October 6,
2010. Mars also co-headlined with Travie McCoy on a European tour that started on October 18,
On September 19, 2010, Mars was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine. He claims
"he has never used drugs before" and his decision was "foolish".
He has been nominated for seven 2011 Grammy Awards.

Peter Gene Hernandez atau yang lebih dikenal dengan nama Bruno Mars lahir pada tanggal 8 Oktober 1985 di Honolulu,
Hawaii. Dia merupakan seorang penyanyi Pop, Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B dan pencipta lagu California, Amerika Serikat.
Ayahnya, Pete, seorang New Yorker, adalah pemain perkusi. Ibunya, Bernie, berdarah Filipina keturunan “Puerto Rico”,
adalah seorang penari hula. Bruno Mars mengawali karier tahun 2006, setelah menyelesaikan sekolahnya, dirinya pun
hijrah ke Los Angeles. Kemudian Dia berkenalan dengan Aaron Bay Schuck, yang akhirnya menjadi manajernya dan
menawari kontrak di bawah nauangan “Atlantic Records”.

Bruno memulai karir sebagai penulis lagu untuk penyanyi lain. untuk album Alexandra Burke (’Perfect’ from
“Overcome”), Travie McCoy (”We’ll Be Alright’ from “Lazarus”), Brandy (’Long Distance’ from “Human”), empat buah
lagu untuk album “Tomorrow” milik Sean Kingston, juga mega hit Right Round dari album “ROOTS” oleh Flo Rida. He’s
the bomb.

Tahun 2009, Bruno Mars menjadi guest appearance untuk album “Far East Movement” “Animal” di lagu ‘3D’, dan juga
debut “Jaeson Ma” ‘Love’.

Grammy Awards 2011, Bruno munculnya dalam 6 kategori antara lain, “Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration”,
dan “Record Of The Year” untuk ‘Nothin’ On You’, “Record Of The Year” dan “Song Of The Year” untuk ‘F–k You’ yang
dinyanyikan oleh Cee-Lo Green, “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” untuk Just The Way You Are, dan “Producer Of The
Year Non-classical” untuk trio The Smeezingtons.
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