Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bruno Mars

Everybody has known Bruno Mars, right? and know, i'm going to talk about him.

Peter Gene Hernandez, better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, he was born on October 8th 1985. He is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. Raised in, Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians (by parents Pete and Bernadette "Bernie" Hernande). His mother emigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines as a child and his father moved to the island from Brooklyn, New York. At the age of two, Mars was nicknamed 'Bruno' by his father, because he was a chubby baby and because there was a famous chubby wrestler at the time called Bruno Sammartino. Mars was one of six children and came from a musical family who exposed him to a diverse mix of reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B.

Mars began making music at a young age. After performing in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood, he decided to pursue a musical career. Mars began producing songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons. He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the songs "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B and "Billionare" by Travie McCoy. He also co-wrote the hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan, and "Fuck You!" by Cee Lo Green. In October 2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Anchored by the singles "Just The Way You Are" and "Grenade", the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200

Although Mars has been referenced as "soft" because of his light falsetto voice, Jon Caramanica of The New York Times called him "one of the most versatile and accessible singers in pop, with a light, soul-influenced voice that’s an easy fit in a range of styles, a universal donor." Mars cites Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Prince, and Tupac Shakur as his influences. Mars also claims that his work with other artists influenced his musical style, saying that 'Nothing on You' had a Motown vibe, 'Billionaire' was a reggae acoustic guitar-driven song, though one of my favorites is the Cee-Lo song [Fuck You!]. I don't think anyone else could've sung that song. And there's 'Just the Way You Are'. "If you know my story, you know I love all different genres of music." He explains that "In Hawaii some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. The local bands are heavily influenced by Bob Marley. That music brings people together. It's not urban music or pop music. It's just songs. That's what makes it cross over so well. The song comes first." check his website --> click

few pictures of Bruno Mars

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