Bruno Mars American Singer-Songwriter
Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, signed with Atlantic in 2009. Bruno Mars 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 Bruno Mars co-wrote the hooks.
Bruno Mars also co-wrote the hits “Right Round” by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, and “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan, allowing Bruno Mars to work with an assortment of artists from various genres. Mars’ debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010), peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, anchored by the worldwide number-one singles “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade”, as well as by the hit single “The Lazy Song”.The album was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning Best Pop Vocal Performance for “Just The Way You Are”.
Bruno Mars second album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), peaked at number one in the United States. The album spawned the international hit singles “Locked Out of Heaven”, “When I Was Your Man” and the moderate hit success “Treasure”. In addition to his solo music, Bruno Mars has collaborated with numerous other artists, notably being featured on the worldwide hits “Lighters” (with Bad Meets Evil) and “Young, Wild & Free” (with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa).Throughout a singing career spanning 3 years, Bruno Mars 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.
Bruno Mars has achieved a total of five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and seven top ten singles, as a solo artist placing himself in the record books by being the second solo artist to do so after Richard Marx