Peter Gene Hernandez, known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter
and record producer.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Mars began making music
at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood.
He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career.
He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals to the songs "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B,
and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy, which were worldwide hits, and for which he co-wrote the hooks.
He has sold 10 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide.
Including not only his work as a singer but as a songwriter and producer as well, his total single
download sales surpass 115 million worldwide
Peter Gene Hernandez
October 8, 1985 ( age
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
USD$15 million (2013)
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Bernadette San Pedro Bayot
Pop, reggae, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, blues, rock
Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, voice artist, choreographer
Vocals, drums, guitar, keyboard, bass, piano, harmonica, beatbox
The Smeezingtons, Andrew Wyatt, Cee Lo Green, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Royce da 5'9", Travie McCoy, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg
The Hooligans - Band members
Bruno Mars - lead vocals, guitar (2010-present)
Phillip Lawrence - backup vocals (2010-present)
Phredley Brown - keyboard (2010 - October 2012), lead guitar (October 2012 - present), backup vocals (2010-present)
Jamareo Artis - bass guitar (2010-present)
Eric Hernandez - drums (2010-present)
Kameron Whalum - trombone (2010-present)
Dwayne Dugger - saxophone (2010-present)
James King - trumpet (2010-present)
John Fossit - keyboard, piano (October 9, 2012 - present)
Kenji Chan - lead guitar (2010 - October 10, 2012)
Bruno Mars Quotes
"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."
"It's not easy to [create] songs with that mixture of rock and soul and hip-hop, and there's only a handful of them."
Bruno Mars Awards
American Music Awards - 1 Win - 5 Nominations
BET Awards - 6 Nominations
Billboard Music Awards - 1 Win - 20 Nominations
Brit Awards - 1 Win - 2 Nominations
Echo Awards - 1 Win - 2 Nominations
Grammy Awards - 1 Win - 14 Nominations
MOBO Awards - 1 Nomination
MTV Europe Music Awards - 2 Wins - 5 Nominations
MTV Video Music Awards - 2 Wins - 8 Nominations
MTV Video Music Awards Japan - 2 Wins - 7 Nominations
MuchMusic Video Awards - 4 Nominations
NAACP Image Awards - 5 Nominations
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - 3 Nominations
NRJ Music Awards - 2 Wins - 5 Nominations
People's Choice Awards - 1 Win - 4 Nominations
Soul Train Music Awards - 1 Win - 2 Nominations
Teen Choice Awards - 4 Wins - 16 Nominations
ASCAP Pop Awards - 11 Win - 11 Nomination
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards - 1 Win - 1 Nomination
BT Digital Music Awards - 1 Win - 1 Nomination
Premios Juventud - 2 Wins - 2 Nominations
Urban Music Awards - 1 Win - 2 Nominations
Swiss Music Awards - 1 Win - 3 Nominations