Bruno takes Us To Mars With An Epic R&B/Pop Album
This is a success story. So a young man came to the City of Angels to get a piece of the big dream, well guess what? He got it! Peter Gene Hernandez, popularly known to us as Bruno Mars was born and raised in Hawaii. He came to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a career in music. He got a record deal with Atlantic Records in 2009 but it wasn’t until 2010 when he featured in two successful singles "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy that he started making waves. He then went on to create his own production company that has earned him several awards for many great songs. Now let’s talk a little about the man that is Bruno Mars. You know how you sometimes look at a person and say “you are going to be a singer” that’s little Bruno. He started out as early as 5 years performing alongside his father and uncle, his music career was inevitable. He came from a family of singers and performers and that is evident in his music. Bruno Mars plays multiple musical instruments, does cool dance moves and has one of the most unique voices in the American music industry. Back to records and winning awards. In 2010, after giving us a taste of what he is really all about in the singles with B.o.B and Travie McCoy, Bruno Mars finally released his first studio album. It had us singing for months on end. Doo-Wops & Hooligans came packed with lots of goodies. The lead single from the album titled “Just The Way You Are” topped major charts for weeks on end. It was number one in the US, UK and Canada music charts. But Bruno did not stop there, shortly after releasing “Just The Way You Are”, he dropped another bomb, “Grenade”, which went on to top US, Canada and UK Hot 100 and many other charts around the world. Bruno Mars released the album on October 5, 2010, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200. In its first week alone, Doo-Wops & Hooligans sold over 55,000 copies in the US. It also became number one in many country’s music charts including Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and many other countries. Since its first release in 2010, the album has since sold over 6 million copies worldwide. The following year was the time for awards for Bruno. He won a Grammy award for the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just The Way You Are”. “Nothing On You” also received six nominations. Lots of awards came rolling in after that for the album.