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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 Travis 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 UnderstandDoo-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 Unorthodox Jukebox. The genre-jumping effort was released that same year, and featured the lead-off single "Locked Out of Heaven," along with production from Mark RonsonDiplo, and others.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bruno-mars-mn0001032082/biography

| Closed on 10/20/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
11 Fans 
9%a. 10 (Amazing Artist)
45%b. 7-9 (So far, so good)
18%c. 5-6 (He's ok)
27%d. 1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)
0%e. Bruno needs to go to Mars

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#3 | 366 days ago

I love how he, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Jenner are battling for the "who can look the most like a lesbian" award. It's really a tough call at this point who is in the lead
  
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#1 | 366 days ago

I want to carry him around in my pocket. 
10 (Amazing Artist)  
#2 | 366 days ago

ugh. i wish he'd go catch some grenades and leave lenny's look alone.
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)  
#3 | 366 days ago

I love how he, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Jenner are battling for the "who can look the most like a lesbian" award. It's really a tough call at this point who is in the lead
#4 | 366 days ago

I know he gets a lot of flak, but I love the little guy.
7-9 (So far, so good)  
#5 | 366 days ago

I don't get him. In that pic ^^^^ up there, he looks a little like MJ (a young MJ)
1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)  
#6 | 366 days ago

I know lots of people don't like him, but I heart him and his music!! :)
7-9 (So far, so good)  
#7 | 366 days ago

I like his song, every now and then. When radio stations play his music out, that is when I tend to hate his music.
7-9 (So far, so good)  
#8 | 366 days ago

He's one of the more talented artists of today. yes

I just recently found out that he's not black!
#9 | 365 days ago

SuperBowl/WinterBowl halftime show- this will be one of the weakest in years but his music grows on you
#10 | 365 days ago

He is OK, if I sat around listening to Bruno Mars all the time it would make me feel a little icky.
5-6 (He's ok)  

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