Bruno Mars

Biography

Bruno Mars is among the flashiest, most versatile singer/songwriters in post-millennial pop. An all-around entertainer, he also plays multiple instruments, produces, and choreographs. His path to mainstream success was lengthy. After he worked a string of behind-the-scenes jobs, including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for Sugababes, and impersonating Elvis Presley, he put his name on top of the Billboard Hot 100 by co-writing Flo Rida and Kesha's "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 and became 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. He eventually 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 Brandy's "Long Distance." The duo 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 "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, his 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 later in the 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 Hot 100, 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 half-time show for Super Bowl XLVIII, where he performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Unorthodox Jukebox later won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
The following year, Mars fronted Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," a song he co-wrote that was among the most popular singles of that year. It topped charts around the globe and took home several Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year. In 2016, Mars returned with another funk-flavored hit, "24K Magic," and its parent album of the same title. ~ David Jeffries & Andrew Leahey, Rovi

Birth Date: October 8, 1985

Origin: Waikiki, HI

Genre: Pop 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    5

    The Forum

    Sunday, March 5, 2017

    Start: Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, March 5, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Big Sean


    11

    Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    12

    Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    15

    T-Mobile Arena

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    18

    Golden 1 Center

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Sacramento, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    20

    SAP Center at San Jose

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, July 20, 2017

    San Jose, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    21

    SAP Center at San Jose

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, July 21, 2017

    San Jose, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    23

    Moda Center

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Portland, OR

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    24

    Tacoma Dome

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Monday, July 24, 2017

    Tacoma, WA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    26

    Rogers Arena

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Vancouver, BC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    27

    Rogers Arena

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Vancouver, BC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    30

    Rogers Place

    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Edmonton, AB

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    31

    Rogers Place

    Monday, July 31, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 25, 2016

    Ends: Monday, July 31, 2017

    Edmonton, AB

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    2

    MTS Centre

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Winnipeg, MB

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    4

    Fargodome

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, August 4, 2017

    Fargo, ND

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    5

    Xcel Energy Center

    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Saint Paul, MN

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    7

    Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Monday, August 7, 2017

    Lincoln, NE

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    9

    Sprint Center

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    12

    The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Auburn Hills, MI

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    13

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Indianapolis, IN

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    15

    Quicken Loans Arena

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Cleveland, OH

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    16

    United Center

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Chicago, IL

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    18

    United Center

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, August 18, 2017

    Chicago, IL

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    19

    United Center

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 16, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Chicago, IL

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    22

    PPG Paints Arena (Formerly CONSOL Energy Center)

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    24

    Centre Videotron

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Québec, QC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    26

    Air Canada Centre

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    27

    Air Canada Centre

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    29

    Centre Bell Centre

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Montreal, QC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    30

    Centre Bell Centre

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Montreal, QC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    2

    Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 28, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    3

    Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

    Sunday, September 3, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 28, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, September 3, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    14

    Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Arena)

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Charlotte, NC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    17

    FedExForum

    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, September 17, 2017

    Memphis, TN

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    19

    KFC Yum! Center

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Louisville, KY

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    20

    Schottenstein Center

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Columbus, OH

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    22

    Madison Square Garden

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, September 22, 2017

    New York, NY

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    23

    Madison Square Garden

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, September 23, 2017

    New York, NY

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    26

    Prudential Center

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Newark, NJ

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    27

    KeyBank Center

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Buffalo, NY

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    29

    Verizon Center

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, September 29, 2017

    Washington, DC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    30

    Verizon Center

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Washington, DC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    4

    Barclays Center

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Brooklyn, NY

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    5

    The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Uniondale, NY

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    7

    TD Garden

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Boston, MA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    8

    TD Garden

    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Boston, MA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    10

    Wells Fargo Center

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    12

    PNC Arena

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Raleigh, NC

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    14

    Amway Center

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Orlando, FL

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    15

    BB&T Center

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Sunrise, FL

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    18

    AmericanAirlines Arena

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Miami, FL

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    19

    Amalie Arena

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Tampa, FL

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    21

    Smoothie King Center

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, October 21, 2017

    New Orleans, LA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    22

    Verizon Arena

    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, October 22, 2017

    North Little Rock, AR

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    24

    Toyota Center

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Houston, TX

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    25

    AT&T Center

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    San Antonio, TX

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    27

    American Airlines Center

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, October 27, 2017

    Dallas, TX

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    30

    Pepsi Center

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Monday, October 30, 2017

    Denver, CO

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    2

    Save Mart Center

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Fresno, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    3

    Oracle Arena

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, November 3, 2017

    Oakland, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    5

    Talking Stick Resort Arena

    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, November 5, 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    7

    The Forum

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    8

    The Forum

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    10

    The Forum

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, November 10, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


    11

    The Forum

    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 21, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Inglewood, CA

    Artists: Bruno Mars


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