Fun Facts about Bruno Mars

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Born in Honululu, Hawaii, Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award winning popular singer and song-writer. He has produced numerous hit songs like the ‘œGrenade’ and ‘œJust the way you are’. He shot to fame particularly after his Superbowl Halftime show and is loved by fans all over the world for his song lyrics.

Below presented are some fun facts regarding Bruno Mars.

  • Bruno mars is of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent and was born as Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez. He adopted the new name having been inspired by Bruno Sammartino, renowned professional wrestler and his fascination for the planet Mars.

  • Mars began performances at the age of 6, having appeared in a 1992 comedy show, Honeymoon in Vegas. He played the role of a young impersonator of Elvis.

  • As a child, he had been heavily influenced by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley and looked up to them for inspiration.

  • He comes from a family of 6 children with four sisters. The sisters have their own musical group named ‘œThe Lylas’. They are a part of their own reality TV show that features the recording of their debut album.

  • Apart from being known for his talent as a singer and songwriter, Bruno Mars is also adept at playing the guitar, drums, piano and the bass.

  • He joined the profession at an early age of 4 when he was a part of his family’s band ‘œThe Love Notes’. He performed for ‘œThe Love Notes’ 5 days a week.

  • Mars was arrested in 2010 after having been caught with possession of cocaine. He had to pay a $2000 fine along with 200 hours of community service.

  • Bruno’s parents met at a show; his Mom was a hula dancer and his dad a percussionist.

  • Grenade was his hit single that rose to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It was his 3rd single.

  • He has a tattoo made of a gypsy design on his left forearm, ‘œPete’s Boy’ written on his left bicep, his mother’s name on his right shoulder and a symbol of an anchor on his right forearm.

  • Mars has written several hit singles for pop singers like Cee Lo Green, Flo Rida, B.O.B and Travie McCoy.

  • At the Fifty Third Grammy Awards, Mars won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Award. He has also had 14 Grammy Award nominations.

  • Some of his other awards include the International Male Solo Artist won in 2012, Choice Summer Music Star: Male in 2011 Teen Choice Awards, BEST PUSH in 2011 MTV Europe Awards, Favourite Male Artist in 2012 People’s Choice Award etc.

  • Mars’ is very fond of Chicken Adobo, the national dish of Philippines.

  • ‘œThe Lazy Song’ performed by Bruno has over 400 million views thereby being his most viewed video even though it is not one of his best performances.

  • One of his singles, ‘œLocked out of Heaven’ held the top spot of Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.

  • His favourite colour is maroon.

  • Mars is currently reported to be dating 30 year old model Jessica Caban who had accompanied him for the Grammys as his date.

Bruno Mars is one of the most popular singers of recent times. Teenagers and youngsters are quite fond of him. His music is peppy and has a good beat to it which is why so many people enjoy it.

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