Monday, February 21, 2011


Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu
Hawaii. When Bruno was two years old his father nicknamed him that because
of his resemblance to chubby professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Bruno
grew up in a musical family; he was exposed to different genres of music
like reggae, hip-hop, rock and R&B. At a young age Bruno was impersonating
and performing songs by artist like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The
Isley Brothers, and The Temptations. Bruno was featured in Midweek a
tabloid magazine as “Little Elvis” this led to a cameo in the film
Honeymoon in Vegas. Bruno said “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 love studying them because I’m a

Bruno is a versatile singer-songwriter and music producer; he has written
and produced songs with Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine,
Brandy, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida. Bruno also co-wrote the Sugababes hit
song “Get Sexy” and produced backing vocals on their album Sweet 7. Bruno
first musical appearance as a singer was with Far East Movement’s second
studio album Animal, featured on the track “3D”. Bruno reached solo artist
prominence after being featured on and co-writing B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You”
and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” both songs hit the top ten worldwide.

In 2010 I was watching the Soul Train Music Awards, Bruno performed
“Grenade” that was the first time I heard of Bruno Mars, that is when I
became a fan that young man could sing! Bruno won a Soul Train Music Award
for Song of the Year for “Nothin’ on You”. I guess with fame comes the bad
influences. That same year Bruno was arrested in Las Vegas for possession
of cocaine on September 19. 2010. When Bruno was talking to a police
officer, he reportedly stated what he did was “foolish” and that “he has
never used drugs before”.

Bruno won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just the way
You Are” February 2011. I like Bruno Mars; he is a good singer and song
writer who will be around for a longtime if he does not get caught up with
the bad influences. All you Bruno Mars fans you a listen to Bruno Mars on
Streetwise Radio Ultra Mix.


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