By: Natasha Archary
Churning out hit after hit for nearly a decade Mars’ music style is heavily influenced by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.
Born Peter Gene Hernandez, Mars has sold over 130 million records globally which makes him one of the best-selling artists of all-time.
His sisters Tiara, Tahiti and Presley, together with their cousin Jaime formed the all-girl group The Lylas taking after Mars musically.
He has been in a relationship with model and actress Jessica Caban since 2011.
Bruno Mars has had 7 songs peak at No.1 on the Billboard Top 100 and has received numerous awards over the years, including 11 Grammys, 10 Soul Train Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards and 4 Guinness World Records.
5 Fun Facts about Bruno Mars
- His stage name was inspired by the wrestler Bruno Samartino. ‘Mars’ came along because girls used to say he was “out of this world”, so he used the planet Mars as his last name.
- He is one of 6 children
- Bruno Mars is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent
- Apart from singing he also plays the piano, drums, bass and guitar
- His favourite food is chicken Adobo which is a traditional Philippines dish