Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. Now That’s The 80s presents Bruno to you like you’ve never seen him before! And you can thank the 80’s for giving us him!

The Birth Of An Icon

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally by his stage name Bruno Mars. The video at the end will let him tell you how he got this great name!

The Childhood

Born and 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.

Family Life

He was born to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot and raised alongside five siblings. He began dating model/actress Jessica Caban in 2011 and he previously dated fellow singer Rita Ora.

Before Fame

He moved to Los Angeles after college to be a musician. He had a failed gig with Motown Records, but ended up signing to Atlantic instead.

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His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard in 2012. Mars has received many awards and nominations, including four Grammy Awards, and was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. In December 2013, he ranked number one on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.


His songs “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade” both became worldwide #1 singles, and he co-wrote the hit song “Wavin’ Flag” with K’naan.


He co-wrote Flo Rida’s hit song “Right Round” plus has many other contributes that I could mention but check out this hilarious clip of him telling you!