October 23, 2021
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985) under the stage name Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. He grew up in a musical family in Honolulu, and Bruno, who started music at an early age, has performed in several venues. After graduating from high school, Bruno moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He wrote songs for several musicians, and formed the production team, Smithing Turns. Bruno failed to sign with Motown Records, but signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. He collaborated with B.o.B's song "Nothin 'on You", featuring Travy McCoy's song "Billionaire". Bruno also collaborated on Flo Rider's song "Right Round" and Kenan's song "Wavin' Flag," featuring Kesha. His 2010 debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released, and reached number three on the Billboard 200. The singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", released one after another, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and "The Lazy Song" was also a huge hit. "Just the Way You Are" sold 12.5 million copies and became the best-selling digital artist of 2011. His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, was released in 2012, which also reached number one in the United States. The singles "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man" released from the album reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and were huge international hits. Additionally, there are many big hits with Bruno's participation, such as "Lighters" by Bad Met's Evil and "Young, Wild & Free" by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Bruno has won numerous awards, including Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and BRIT Awards. Since Bruno began his career as a singer in 2010, he has sold over 8 million albums and over 58 million singles worldwide. As a songwriter, producer, and singer, the single sales of all his songs are over 100 million copies worldwide.