Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, 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, disco 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. That year Mars released his debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which 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, his 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's 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 on the full-length album An Evening with Silk Sonic, whose single "Leave the Door Open" 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. Mars became the first artist to receive five diamond certified songs in the United States. 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 list of "30 Under 30" in 2013, and Forbes's Celebrity 100 in 2014, 2018, and 2019.

Skate

Skate

July 30, 2021

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Leave The Door Open (Live)

Leave The Door Open (Live)

April 2, 2021

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Leave The Door Open

Leave The Door Open

March 5, 2021

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Silk Sonic Intro

Silk Sonic Intro

March 4, 2021

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BLOW (with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars)

BLOW (with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars)

July 5, 2019

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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

September 14, 2018

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Finesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B]

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)

June 27, 2017

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24K Magic (R3hab Remix)

24K Magic (R3hab Remix)

May 26, 2017

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

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

April 21, 2017

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That's What I Like (Alan Walker Remix)

That's What I Like (Alan Walker Remix)

April 20, 2017

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That's What I Like (PARTYNEXTDOOR Remix)

That's What I Like (PARTYNEXTDOOR Remix)

April 18, 2017

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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

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

October 5, 2010

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August 18, 2021

Here’s Why Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak Pushed Back Silk Sonic Album Release

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are pushing back the release of their Silk Sonic debut album until January 2022.

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July 30, 2021

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic Drop New ‘Skate’ Video

It's duo's second single from their upcoming An Evening With Silk Sonic LP

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July 30, 2021

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) Share New Song “Skate”: Listen

The powerhouse collaboration are back with their second single

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July 29, 2021

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars announce Silk Sonic “Summertime Jam” this Friday

The follow-up to debut single ‘Leave the Door Open’ may be imminent The post Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars announce Silk Sonic “Summertime Jam” this Friday appeared first on NME.

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June 28, 2021

Silk Sonic ‘Leave the Door Open’ For Newly Vaccinated Fans at the 2021 BET Awards

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak gave a select group of fans a special treat at the 2021 BET Awards on June 27 with an up close and personal performance.

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May 28, 2021

Watch Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) Perform at 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

They did “Leave the Door Open” for a live crowd

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May 24, 2021

Bruno Mars Sells Part of Song Catalog to Warner Chappell Music

Bruno Mars quietly sold off a portion of his song catalog to Warner Chappell more than six months ago, the company has confirmed.

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May 22, 2021

Bruno Mars becomes first artist to have five songs certified Diamond

“This milestone is a testament to Bruno’s unstoppable creative genius" The post Bruno Mars becomes first artist to have five songs certified Diamond appeared first on NME.

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May 19, 2021

Silk Sonic – Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak – Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100 With ‘Leave the Door Open’

"Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, rebounds from No. 2 to No. 1 for its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

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May 11, 2021

Usher Set to Host 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Usher is set to host and perform on the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will air Thursday May 27 live on FOX. Other artists set to perform include The Weeknd with special guest Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic).

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April 30, 2021

Thomas Rhett Rediscovers His Country Self on the Rootsy New Album ‘Country Again’

“There was something I was chasing,” he says of his earlier Bruno Mars-inspired sounds. Now, he's evoking Eric Church

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April 16, 2021

Executive of the Week: Atlantic Records Co-Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald

With "Leave The Door Open" by Silk Sonic -- Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak -- reaching No. 1 on the Hot 100 this week, Atlantic Records co-chairman/COO Julie Greenwald earns the title of Billboard's Executive of the Week.

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April 15, 2021

Warner Music, Spotify Partner Up for Original Podcasts

The podcasts will cover topics like the stories behind hit songs and behind-the-scenes looks at superstar artists from WMG's roster of labels and artists, which includes the likes of Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Dua Lipa.

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April 12, 2021

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak, as Silk Sonic, Top Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Leave the Door Open’

"Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, rises from No. 3 to No. 1 for its first week atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

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April 3, 2021

Bruno Mars is teaming up with Fortnite for new dance project

"let ya uncle Brunz teach ya how to swang to this thang" The post Bruno Mars is teaming up with Fortnite for new dance project appeared first on NME.

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March 31, 2021

Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’ Unlocks No. 1 Spot on Adult R&B Airplay & Chart Record

Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak's new single “Leave the Door Open” tops the Adult R&B Airplay chart in record time by male artists in the chart’s history.

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March 15, 2021

Watch Brittany Howard, Chris Martin, Bruno Mars and more perform Grammys 2021 In Memoriam tribute

The stars paid tribute to the figures of the music world we lost in 2020 The post Watch Brittany Howard, Chris Martin, Bruno Mars and more perform Grammys 2021 In Memoriam tribute appeared first on NME.

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March 15, 2021

Brandi Carlile, Lionel Richie Lead Grammys ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute to John Prine, Kenny Rogers

Brittany Howard with Chris Martin, and Bruno Mars with Anderson .Paak also perform in remembrance of the artists we lost last year

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March 15, 2021

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak give first live performance as Silk Sonic at Grammys 2021

The pair released their first single under the project earlier this month The post Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak give first live performance as Silk Sonic at Grammys 2021 appeared first on NME.

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March 15, 2021

Silk Sonic Croon ‘Leave the Door Open’ at 2021 Grammy Awards

Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, brought "Leave the Door Open" to the 2021 Grammy Awards.

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March 10, 2021

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic Added to Grammy Line-up

On Tuesday (March 9), Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who as the duo Silk Sonic have a budding hit with the soulful “Leave the Door Open,” announced that they will be joining the lineup for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on March 14.

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March 10, 2021

Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak’s Silk Sonic to perform at 2021 Grammys

The duo have been running a social media campaign to perform at the awards ceremony The post Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak’s Silk Sonic to perform at 2021 Grammys appeared first on NME.

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March 8, 2021

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak Ask the Grammys to Let Silk Sonic Perform at This Year’s Show

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak seem to be petitioning for Silk Sonic to become a last-minute addition to lineup of performers at the Grammys.

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March 7, 2021

Bruno Mars speaks about cultural appropriation accusations: “This music comes from love”

The star has been accused of appropriating Black music in the past The post Bruno Mars speaks about cultural appropriation accusations: “This music comes from love” appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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March 5, 2021

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak Know What ‘We Need’: To See Silk Sonic Live Onstage

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars revealed that they've been sitting on the music for their Silk Sonic collaboration for more than four years.

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March 5, 2021

First Stream: New Music From Drake, Justin Bieber, Silk Sonic and More

This week, Drake gifts us three table-setting tracks, Justin Bieber previews his next era and Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak unveil the sound of Silk Sonic.

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March 5, 2021

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak release their first single as Silk Sonic

'Leave The Door Open' is the first single from Silk Sonic's forthcoming album The post Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak release their first single as Silk Sonic appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 26, 2021

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak form new band Silk Sonic, announce album

The project's first single is arriving next Friday The post Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak form new band Silk Sonic, announce album appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 11, 2021

Bruno Mars impersonator charged for scamming Texas woman out of $100,000

Chinwendu Azuonwu allegedly posed as the singer The post Bruno Mars impersonator charged for scamming Texas woman out of $100,000 appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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