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It’s better if you don’t understand; just listen and have a good time. That’s the response Bruno Mars will give you with a smile when asked to describe his sound and music. He would much rather sing, perform, and write his songs than talk about them, but that is becoming more and more unavoidable these days. It might seem that Mars appeared out of nowhere, co-writing, producing and performing on B.o.B’s #1 “Nothin’ On You” followed by Travie McCoy’s chart-climbing “Billionaire”, but he makes one thing clear: “It’s not an overnight success”. Mars is a multitalented singer, songwriter, ...

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BRUNO MARS Music Videos

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BRUNO MARS Shows and Performances

Bruno Mars perform Live at the Odyssey Arena Belfast, Ireland, 2011

Bruno Mars Performs "Amy Winehouse Medley/ Valerie" Live at the 2011 VMAs

BRUNO MARS News

Updated June 3, 2013
Grammy Award winning swooner Bruno Mars' mom Bernadette Hernandez has passed away Saturday after suffering a brain ...
Bruno Mars' third promotional single from Unorthodox Jukebox, "When I was Your Man" is based on 70s vibe and retro ...
Bruno Mars is giving his greatest fans a chance to hear his newest LP "Unorthodox Jukebox" in its entirety - TODAY! ...
Bruno Mars is definitely making some changes with his debut single and video for "Locked Out Of Heaven." The Doo-Wop ...
Bruno Mars is back with a brand new single called "Locked Out Of Heaven." The hipster has been working on his brand ...
Lil Wayne has dropped a new video with Bruno Mars for "Mirror" - a single released in November of 2011.

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This year has been fruitfully OUT OF CONTROL when it comes to fresh and fabulous music albums. From strong powerful ...
This year's top songs list brings together a cool combination of pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, abit of rap and a few tunes ...
Were not one for rumours, okay maybe we are, but we definitely like what we are seeing with a recent release of new ...
Yesterday some of music’s most current groundbreakers gathered together at the Nokia Theatre in L.A for the Grammy ...
This is an MTV First Exclusive featuring Bruno Mars, two time winner at the 2011 EMA, with his newest video "It Will ...
Here are the WINNERS to the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards - the EMA. There were over 158 million votes cast this year ...
We’re bringing the star power to Belfast! Our 2011 MTV EMA red carpet pre-show, hosted by Tim Kash and Louise Roe, ...
LONDON / NEW YORK – 19 September 2011 – MTV today announced the nominees for the “2011 MTV EMA” with Lady Gaga leading ...
The Run the World Diva who has been nominated for Three awards this year… ‘Best Female Video, Best Choreographer and ...
So everyone who has entered this party has done so with a banging personality and personal style. Britney did her sexy ...
He’s got swagger, he’s got charm, he’ll even catch a grenade for ya……a quadruple threat without a doubt!!!! Singer, ...
It's fitting that the leading nominee for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards is Katy Perry, since the California Gurl has ...
The MTV VMA's will take place on Sunday August 28th, 2011 live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. OFFICIAL 2011 ...

BRUNO MARS Photos

These popped up on Bruno's official website and around the web - are they part of his next record launch?

[GALLERY] This man has risen to meteoric heights in the past year giving his own unique style and influence to a genre best described as reggae - soul - doowop - R&B.

The 2011 BET (Black Entertainment Awards) rolled out in sizzling style with the top artists performing and being applauded for their outstanding contribution to popular music.

Full Biography

It’s better if you don’t understand; just listen and have a good time. That’s the response Bruno Mars will give you with a smile when asked to describe his sound and music. He would much rather sing, perform, and write his songs than talk about them, but that is becoming more and more unavoidable these days. It might seem that Mars appeared out of nowhere, co-writing, producing and performing on B.o.B’s #1 “Nothin’ On You” followed by Travie McCoy’s chart-climbing “Billionaire”, but he makes one thing clear: “It’s not an overnight success”.

Mars is a multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician who feels most at home when he’s performing. Born to a musical family in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was practically raised on the stage. His father, a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, organized a Vegas-style revue that featured the entire family, including his mother, a talented vocalist. When a four-year-old Mars observed his family performing Motown hits, doo-wop medleys and impersonations for enthusiastic crowds all over his native Waikiki Beach, “I was jealous!” says Mars with a laugh. “My dad put me on stage and I remember singing an Elvis song and that was it. Ever since that moment, I’ve been addicted.”

Rich in diverse music from all over the globe, Honolulu was an exciting hometown for the budding singer/songwriter. On one end of the spectrum, his home was filled with the 1950s classics that were his father’s passion. Meanwhile, the city is rich in traditional sounds, including reggae, rock and folk music, as well as the latest pop hits. “Hawaii is basically in the middle of the world, so you’re exposed to every type of music over there,” explains Mars.

As soon as he graduated high school, Mars left Hawaii for Los Angeles with dreams of launching his career as a performer. Those dreams got put on hold, however, when The Smeezingtons, the songwriting/production team he founded with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine, suddenly took off. The pair has crafted major hits for a diverse roster of talent, including Flo Rida’s “Right Round”, Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”, Brandy’s “Long Distance” and K’Naan’s “Waving Flags”, which is the theme song for the upcoming World Cup.

Mars describes his time behind the scenes as important to his development as an artist. “I realized that you have to go into this industry as an artist with a clear vision and understanding of who you are. Being so young when I was first signed, I never really had a sense of who I wanted to be. Now things are really working out because everything that I’m singing, writing and composing is really me.”

On the heels of “Nothin’ on You” and “Billionaire” and as a preview of what’s to come from Bruno Mars, Elektra Records is releasing a 4-song EP aptly titled “It’s Better If You Don’t Understand”. The title is taken from a lyric to “The Other Side”; one of the songs included that features Cee-Lo Green and re-teams Mars with B.o.B. The song depicts the musician’s current routine. “It’s basically a story of the lifestyle you end up living as an artist and how I would describe it to a girl I just met to try and explain, but in the end… It’s better if you don’t understand.”

When asked to describe the music he’s about to release Mars says “it’s hard to put myself in a box. I just write songs that I strongly believe in and that are coming from inside. There’s no tricks. It’s honesty with big melodies. And I’m going to be singing the s— out of them.” The collection of songs on the EP are written from various real-life experiences, where Mars blends his buoyant voice with purposefully simple production. All of the songs are produced and written with his Smeezingtons partner Philip Lawrence.

Although he’s incredibly proud of the recordings, Mars feels the best way to experience the sound is to see him perform live with his band. “That is what I’m most excited for – taking these songs and traveling them around the world.” The only place he would rather be than in the recording studio, is with his band on stage – where he grew up. “I think people are really going to gravitate towards the live show. We turn it into a party.”