Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man Unorthodox Jukebox
Peter Gene Hernández (born October 8, 1985), known by his stage name Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and then moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a musical career. Mars produced songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons.
Mars had an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, but then signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the songs “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B, and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. He also co-wrote the hits “Right Round” by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, and “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan. In October 2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Anchored by the worldwide number-one singles “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade“, the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. Mars was nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards, winning Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just the Way You Are”. His second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, was released on December 11, 2012.
Mars’ music is noted for displaying a wide variety of styles and influences, and contains elements of many musical genres. He has worked with an assortment of artists from various genres. As a child, he was highly influenced by artists such as Little, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson and would often impersonate these artists from a young age. Mars also incorporates reggae and Motown inspired sounds into his work. Worldwide, Mars became the best-selling digital artist in 2011. He had three singles in the top ten, including first place with “Just the Way You Are,” which sold 12.5 million copies. Mars won Best International Male Solo Artist at the 2012 BRIT Awards. Bruno Mars has sold 6 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide.
2012–present: Unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
Mars has confirmed on Twitter that his work on his second album has begun. On March 22, 2012, it was announced that Mars had signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US. Mars told Billboard that his second album will be called Unorthodox Jukebox and that it will be released on December 11, 2012. Mars also announced that the lead single would be called “Locked Out of Heaven“, which was released on October 1st, 2012. Along with announcing the album title and lead single, Mars announced 9 songs that are supposed to be on the album. They are “Young Girls”, “Gorilla”, “When I Was Your Man”, “Natalie”, “Treasure”, “Moonshine”, “Money Makes Her Smile”, “Show Me”, and “If I Knew”. He notes that the album will be more musically varied and refuses to “pick a lane”, explaining that “I listen to a lot of music, and I want to have the freedom and luxury to walk into a studio and say, ‘Today I want to do a hip-hop, R&B, soul or rock record.'”
Mars hosted and was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live October 20, 2012. His performance as the host received positive reactions from critics and the public.
Unorthodox Jukebox debuted at #2 on the charts selling 187,000 copies.
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