Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
This article will tell you about his childhood, family, facts, career, awards and achievements, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||Peter Gene Hernandez|
|Nick Name||Bruno Hernandez, Bruno|
|Date of Birth||October 08, 1985 AD|
|Age||36 Years (as of 2021)|
|Mother||Bernadette San Pedro Bayot|
|Siblings||Jamie Hernandez, Presley Hernandez, Tiara Hernandez, Tahiti Hernandez, Eric Hernandez|
|Education||President Theodore Roosevelt High School|
|Net Worth||$70 million (estimated in 2020)|
Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter known for his hit singles “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade” and “Locked Out of Heaven”. With global sales of over 11 million albums and 68 million singles, he is arguably one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Besides being an amazing singer, he is also known for his love of showmanship, which makes him a very entertaining stage artist. He had musical inclinations from a young age, which is not surprising considering he was born into a family of musicians.
Bruno Mars was exposed to a diverse mix of reggae, rock, hip-hop, and R&B at a young age, and began making his own music as a child. Throughout his childhood, he sang in various musical venues in his hometown and had no doubts that he would become a professional musician while growing up. To pursue his musical ambitions, he moved to Los Angeles. At first, he struggled to establish himself as a singer and devoted himself to writing songs for a living. Ultimately, he released his debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”, which was a hit and set the rhythm for his illustrious singing career.
Childhood and Early Life:
Peter Gene Hernandez was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Peter Hernandez who was a Latin percussionist, and Bernadette “Bernie” San Pedro Bayot who was a singer and dancer. He was nicknamed “Bruno” during his childhood. He has five siblings. His parents introduced him to a variety of music from childhood. He had a natural inclination towards the performing arts, as his parents were professional artists. An uncle, an Elvis impersonator, encouraged Bruno to perform on stage when he was three years old. He soon began performing with his family band and gained popularity in his hometown for his portrayal of Elvis Presley. He attended President Theodore Roosevelt High School, from which he graduated in 2003. While at the school, he used to perform in a group called The School Boys.
Bruno Mars moved to Los Angeles, California shortly after graduating to pursue a career in music. He signed with Motown Records in 2004, and although the deal did not work out, he had the opportunity to meet songwriter and producer Philip Lawrence, who was also signed to the same label. Lawrence introduced Mars to future A&R Director at Atlantic Records, Aaron Bae-Shock, in 2006. He quickly signed on to Atlantic Records and from there, his career took off. In addition to his singing career, Bruno Mars collaborated with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine to found the songwriting and recording team, The Smeezingtons, in 2009. The team has become extremely popular and has been in demand since its inception. The team has worked with several artists and has won mainstream awards, including the ASCAP Pop Music Awards Songwriters.
In July 2010, Bruno Mars released his first single, “Just the Way You Are”, from his debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”, which was released a few months later in October. The album earned the title of “Best Pop Appearance of the Year” and led Bruno Mars to international stardom. His long-awaited second album, “Unorthodox Jukebox” was released in December 2012. The main solo album, “Locked Out of Heaven”, topped Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks and was ranked in the top 10 in 20 countries, making it a huge international success. This album also became a critical and commercial success. He departed from North America and toured Europe and Oceania before concluding in North America in October 2014.
Bruno Mars’ debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” has achieved platinum certification 39 times worldwide and has sold over 45 million singles worldwide. His second album “Unorthodox Jukebox”, which explores a variety of styles including rock, disco, and soul, was as successful as its predecessor. The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart at # 2 and eventually reached # 1.
Awards and Achievements:
Bruno Mars has won three BRIT Awards out of five nominations, including two in the International Solo Artist category in 2012 and 2014. He has been nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards 18 times, and won two: Best Male Vocal Performance for “Just The Way You Are” in 2011 and Best Pop Vocal Album by “Unorthodox Jukebox” in 2014. He also received 14 awards from ASCAP, including three for most performing songs: “Locked Out of Heaven”, “When I Was Your Man” and The Treasure in 2014.
Bruno Mars was romantically linked to singer and actress Rita Ora, whom he first met in 2009. However, the couple split in 2011 due to work pressure. After that, this famous singer started dating the gorgeous model Jessica Caban in 2011.
Bruno Mars has an estimated net worth of almost $70 million (estimated in 2021).