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After working a string of behind-the-scenes jobs -- including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for the Sugababes, and impersonating Elvis -- songwriter/producer Bruno Mars put his name on top of the charts in 2009 by co-writing Flo Rida's hit song "Right Round." One year later, he collaborated with rapper B.o.B on “Nothin’ on You,” and co-wrote Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," both of which became Top Ten hits. Mars used that momentum to launch a solo career, quickly becoming the first male vocalist in two decades to crack the Top Ten with his first four singles. Born Peter Hernandez in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars kicked off his career at the age of four by fronting his uncle’s band, becoming Oahu's youngest Elvis impersonator in the process. Ten years later, he was impersonating the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, as part of the Legends in Concert show. After graduating high school in 2003, he took his uncle's advice and moved to California to pursue a music career. After months of frustration, he met songwriter Phillip Lawrence, who convinced Mars to try his hand at writing songs for other artists. The two dubbed themselves the Smeezingtons and co-wrote “Long Distance,” which was recorded in 2008 by R&B singer Brandy. More offers arrived after that, and Mars and Lawrence scored their first number one hit in 2009, when they co-authored Flo Rida's international smash "Right Round." By 2010, Mars seemed to be everywhere: singing alongside B.o.B on the chart-topping "Nothin' on You," co-writing Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," and collaborating with Cee-Lo Green on the Grammy-nominated hit "F*ck You!" He also began issuing his own material, starting with the May 2010 release of his first EP, It's Better If You Don't Understand. Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Mars' full-length debut, appeared later that year and quickly produced a number one single, "Just the Way You Are." In 2012, Mars both hosted and performed as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, debuting tracks from his upcoming album. That album, the genre-jumping effort Unorthodox Jukebox, was released that same year, and featured the lead-off single "Locked Out of Heaven," along with production from Mark Ronson, Diplo, and others. "Locked Out of Heaven" topped the pop charts, and the album reached number two in the U.S. (The second single, "When I Was Your Man," also hit number one.) All that success made Mars a natural for one of the world's most prestigious gigs, the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014, where he performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers as a musical guest and drew record ratings. Also in 2014, Unorthodox Jukebox won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The following year, he fronted Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," a song he co-wrote that was among the most popular singles of that year. ~ David Jeffries & Andrew Leahey
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Albums by
Bruno Mars

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    10 songs

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    Unorthodox Jukebox

    10 songs

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    Unorthodox Jukebox [LP]

    10 songs

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    Doo-Wops & Hooligans

    5 songs

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    Treasure

    1 song

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    Locked Out of Heaven

    4 songs

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    Locked Out of Heaven [Remixes]

    1 song

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    Gorilla

    1 song

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    Gorilla

    1 song

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    Bubble Butt

    1 song

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    It Will Rain

    1 song

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    Just The Way You Are

    7 songs

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    Just the Way You Are

    4 songs

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    The Grenade Sessions

    4 songs

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    It's Better If You Don't Understand

    1 song

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    The Lazy Song

    16 songs

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    Doo-Wops & Hooligans

    12 songs

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    Doo Wops & Hooligans [Bonus Tracks]

    3 songs

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    Ultimate Fan Guide

    1 song

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    Young Girls

    1 song

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    Catch a Grenade (The Hooligans Remix)

    1 song

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    Billionaire

    1 song

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    Grenade


Top Songs by
Bruno Mars

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  2.   Treasure
  3.   Locked Out of Heaven
  4.   Just The Way You Are
  5.   When I Was Your Man
  6.   Grenade
  7.   It Will Rain
  8.   The Lazy Song
  9.   Gorilla
  10.   Marry You
  11.   Our First Time
  12.   The Other Side
  13.   Talking to the Moon
  14.   Count on Me
  15.   Moonshine
  16.   Young Girls
  17.   Runaway Baby
  18.   If I Knew
  19.   Liquor Store Blues
  20.   Gorilla
  21.   Show Me
  22.   Natalie
  23.   Money Make Her Smile
  24.   Somewhere in Brooklyn
  25.   Welcome Back
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Bruno Mars

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    Bruno Mars: The Count Up

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    Bruno Mars: DNA

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    Most Wanted: The Top 50 Love Songs in Slacker History

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    Hip Hop/R&B Hits

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    Slacker 20: Super Bowl Halftime

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    Sara Evans: I Am The DJ

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    Slacker 20: Wedded Bliss

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    Slacker 20: All About the Benjamins

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    44 All-Time Greatest Love Songs

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    30 Under 30

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    Top 100 Songs of the Decade (So Far)

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    Family Road Trip

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    Justin Bieber: DNA

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    Pop Remix

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    Vocal Hits

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    Krewella: I Am The DJ

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    2010s Hits

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    Nick Jonas: I Am The DJ

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    All-Time Hits

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    Mikey Bolts Radio

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    Soft Hits

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    Sam Smith: DNA

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Alesso: I Am The DJ

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