20 Things You Didn’t Know About Bruno Mars

He’s a fairly new artist, but by now, the entire world has heard of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]!  With his laid-back and fun-loving style of songs like Just the Way You Are and The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars is kicking some serious Billboard butt!  But how much do you really know about him?  Test your knowledge with these 20 facts about Bruno Mars!

His real name is Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.

Bruno’ s height does not affect his luck with the ladies, standing a whopping 5’5!

He was born in Waikiki, Hawaii!

Not only is he a talented singer, but he also plays the drums, keyboard, bass, and guitar.

Bruno is an amazing singer/songwriter and has written hit singles for B.O.B., Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green, and Travie McCoy!

His stage name, “Bruno Mars”, was inspired by the chubby wrestler Bruno Samartino, because Bruno was a chubby kid.  And the Mars came along because he needed some pizzazz to add to his name and girls used to say he was “out of this world,” therefore the Mars.

Bruno Mars is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent!

As a child his nickname was, “Little Elvis”!

Early in his music career, Mars began  producing songs for other artists with his production team, The Smeezingtons.

Bruno Mars is 24 years old and was born on October 08, 1986! He’s an 80’s baby!

Growing up, Mars said he was heavily influenced by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm]!

His parents met at a show, where his Mom was a hula dancer and his dad a percussionist!

Bruno was nominated for seven Grammy Awards this year, and he won Best Pop Male Vocal performance for his hit single, “Just The Way You Are”!

At 4, he began performing 5 days a week with his family’s band, “The Love Notes.”

According to a recent interview, Bruno Mars said his favorite food is Chicken Adobo, which is the national dish of the Philippines!

His hit single, “Grenade” was his 3rd single to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts!

Bruno came from a large family and was one of six children!

Bruno was arrested for cocaine possession in Vegas in September of 2010.

Bruno likes ink! He has tattoos of a gypsy on his left forearm, an anchor on his right forearm, his mother’s name on his right shoulder, and “Pete’s boy” on his left bicep.

His favorite color is maroon and his favorite song in his collection is “Count on Me.”


One Comment

  1. 20 things i aint know bout bruno mars (til now);D~

    1.he freaking funy
    2.voice of angels
    3.in a band called (doo-wops &) hooligans
    4.made so many dang songs that arent on album(yet)
    5.laid back(in a gud way) down to earth guy
    6.can make people faint with the snap of beauty 😉
    7.any song thats ever been created is a hit
    8.great song writter that he had to become 1
    9.gifted in many ways possible
    10.bruno mars is a prankster watch out :O
    11.everyone loves bru bru that he on talk shows yeeeeaaaaaa yuuuuuuhhhh!!!!!!!!!!
    12.his songs make people feel things its that touching
    13.so popular the paparazzi follow him around like hound dogs ready for play time wid da mars yo :}~
    14.has his own fanfictions by his fans includin me only i aint publish mine on the internet
    15.us fans make poems dedicated to mr.mars life style of music
    16.bruno so sexy some try to get his # but he pranks them
    17.been singin ever since he was little in hawaii honolulu
    18.used be chubby thats we’re da name bruno came from
    19.bruno chats with his fans at http://www.brunomars.com
    20.bruno will always touch the hearts of many cause he enjoys makin others happy with his awe inspirin music(s)

    hope u ya’ll enjoyed my words crazy shockin bold ness :O

    1. Staff Insider says:

      We loves it, Lyndona!!

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