Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship, and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, the Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a musical career. In 2009, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for various successful singles for Mars himself and other artists. He rose to fame in 2010 buoyed by the success of "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy, both of which featured his vocals. Mars' debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010), blended pop with reggae pop and R&B. It spawned the international number-one singles "Just the Way You Are", "Grenade", and "The Lazy Song". Drawing inspiration from disco, funk, rock, reggae and soul genres, Mars' second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), was his first number one on the Billboard 200. It amassed two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits, "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man".

In 2014, Mars was featured on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk", which topped various music charts, spending a total of fourteen and seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart, respectively. Mars' third studio album, the R&B-focused, 24K Magic (2016) received seven Grammy Awards, winning the major categories of Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. The album also yielded the top-five singles "24K Magic", "That's What I Like", his seventh Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, and a remix of "Finesse" featuring Cardi B. In 2021, Mars collaborated with Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic to release the full-length collaboration An Evening with Silk Sonic that featured the single "Leave the Door Open", which topped the Billboard Hot 100.

Mars has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has released eight number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since his career launched in 2010, attaining his first five faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. As a songwriter, he was included in Music Week and Billboard magazine as one of the best songwriters of 2011 and 2013, respectively. Mars has received several awards and nominations, including 11 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, nine American Music Awards, 10 Soul Train Awards and holds three Guinness world records. He appeared in Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011, Forbes magazine's lists of '30 under 30' in 2013, and Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2014, 2018, and 2019.

Leave The Door Open (Live)

Leave The Door Open (Live)

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Leave The Door Open

Leave The Door Open

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Silk Sonic Intro

Silk Sonic Intro

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BLOW (with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars)

BLOW (with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars)

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Please Me

Please Me

February 15, 2019

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Wake Up in the Sky

Wake Up in the Sky

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Finesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B]

March 23, 2018

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Versace On The Floor (Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta)

Versace On The Floor (Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta)

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24K Magic (R3hab Remix)

24K Magic (R3hab Remix)

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That's What I Like (feat. Gucci Mane) [Remix]

That's What I Like (feat. Gucci Mane) [Remix]

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That's What I Like (Alan Walker Remix)

That's What I Like (Alan Walker Remix)

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That's What I Like (PARTYNEXTDOOR Remix)

That's What I Like (PARTYNEXTDOOR Remix)

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That's What I Like (BLVK JVCK Remix)

That's What I Like (BLVK JVCK Remix)

April 18, 2017

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24K Magic

24K Magic

November 17, 2016

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Versace on the Floor

Versace on the Floor

November 4, 2016

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Gorilla (feat. R. Kelly And Pharrell) [G-Mix]

Gorilla (feat. R. Kelly And Pharrell) [G-Mix]

November 12, 2013

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Treasure Remix EP

Treasure Remix EP

August 13, 2013

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Locked out of Heaven (Remix)

Locked out of Heaven (Remix)

January 21, 2013

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Unorthodox Jukebox (Deluxe Edition)

Unorthodox Jukebox (Deluxe Edition)

December 11, 2012

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Unorthodox Jukebox

Unorthodox Jukebox

December 10, 2012

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Locked out of Heaven

Locked out of Heaven

October 2, 2012

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It Will Rain

It Will Rain

September 28, 2011

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The Grenade Remixes

The Grenade Remixes

February 23, 2011

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The Grenade Sessions

The Grenade Sessions

February 8, 2011

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Just the Way You Are (Skrillex BatBoi Remix)

Just the Way You Are (Skrillex BatBoi Remix)

December 6, 2010

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Just the Way You Are (Remix)

Just the Way You Are (Remix)

November 2, 2010

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Doo-Wops & Hooligans

October 5, 2010

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