Pop artist Bruno Mars grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii in a musical family. Being influenced by diverse genres such as rock, reggae, hip-hop, and R&B. His parents were performers, and his uncle was an Elvis impersonator, who encouraged Mars to begin performing at just age three. Within a year, he had become famous for his own Elvis impersonation among the locals. View tour dates for the upcoming Bruno Mars concerts:
Initially, Mars struggled with becoming a recording artist, having signed to Motown Records and being dropped by the label less than a year later. Bruno Mars attempted his hand at writing and producing songs for established artists such as Travis McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, and Flo Rida. He began singing on tracks such as Far East Movement’s 3D, B.o.B’s Nothin’ on You, and Travis McCoy’s Billionaire, introducing him as a solo artist.
The release of his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, received positive reviews and featured number one hits such as Grenade and Just the Way You Are. Mar’s success continued with multiple world tours, being the first headliner under 30 to perform on the Super Bowl halftime, and a Guinness World Records mention as the First Male Artist to achieve three 10-million-selling-singles. Bruno Mars continues to dominate the charts with hits such as 24K Magic and Uptown Funk, further proving why Mars landed on Forbes list of 30 under 30 and as one of the Most Powerful Celebrities in the world.