Bruno Mars: Up Close And Personal

October 20, 2010 By:
Bruno Mars: Up Close And Personal

Bruno Mars has been on the Hollyscoop radar for a while now. We first discovered him through industry pals when he performed at a Los Angeles venue. Not long after, he took over the airwaves first with “Nothing On You,” then “Billionaire,” and now “Grenade.”

Every track Mars pens seems to turn into an overnight hit. Seeing him perform live makes us think of one person….the King of Pop Michael Jackson. Bruno admits he’s gotten the MJ comparison from time to time, and at this rate, he’s doing a pretty good job of following in his moonwalkin’ steps.

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Bruno has stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a fourth consecutive weeks. "Just the Way You Are," his number one single from his debut album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" has sold over 1.697 million copies since its release and his second single "The Lazy Song," has debuted at No. 82 on the Hot 100.

Long before Bruno became a solo artist, he was busy paying the bills writing songs for artists such as Adam Levine, Brandy and Sean Kingston. Bruno also co-wrote the international hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Kesha, "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan, and "Fuck You!" by Cee Lo Green.

It wasn't until he co-wrote B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" that he reached prominence as a solo artist.

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Being an solo artist happened by accident for Bruno. “Nothing on You” was actually made for someone else to sing," he told us.

He said, “When ‘Nothing on You’ came out, I sang it with the intentions of having someone else sing it. The extreme chords I put on the chorus made it impossible for someone to sing.”

Thank goodness for those pipes he has!

Currently, Bruno is in Europe co-headlining with Travis McCoy. In regards to performing to large crowds, Bruno told Hollyscoop, “We are happy we get do music and hopefully make people smile…”

With that face he could make anyone crack a grin! So who is next on his collaboration list? “Gaga would be dope,” said Bruno.

If you haven't checked out Bruno's new album, we recommend you do so ASAP! Our current faves are "Liquor Store Blues" featuring Damian Marley and "Grenade."