20 Things You Didn’t Know About Bruno Mars

He’s a fairly new artist, but by now, the entire world has heard of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm]! With his laid-back and fun-loving style of songs like Just the Way You Are and The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars is kicking some serious Billboard butt! But how much do you really know about him? Test your knowledge with these 20 facts about Bruno Mars!

His real name is Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.

NEXT PAGE How Tall IS Bruno Mars?

Bruno’s height does not affect his luck with the ladies, standing a whopping 5’5!

NEXT PAGE Where Was Bruno Born?

He was born in Waikiki, Hawaii!

NEXT PAGE What Instruments Does Bruno Play?

Not only is he a talented singer, but he also plays the drums, keyboard, bass, and guitar.

NEXT PAGE Is It ALL About Bruno?

Bruno is an amazing singer/songwriter and has written hit singles for B.O.B., Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green, and Travie McCoy!

NEXT PAGE Where Did Bruno Get His Name?

His stage name, “Bruno Mars”, was inspired by the chubby wrestler Bruno Samartino, because Bruno was a chubby kid. And the Mars came along because he needed some pizzazz to add to his name and girls used to say he was “out of this world,” therefore the Mars.

NEXT PAGE What Nationality Is Bruno?

Bruno Mars is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent!

NEXT PAGE What Was Bruno’s Childhood Nickname?

As a child his nickname was, “Little Elvis”!

NEXT PAGE How Did Bruno Get Started In Music?

Early in his music career, Mars began producing songs for other artists with his production team, The Smeezingtons.

NEXT PAGE How Old is Bruno?

Bruno Mars is 24-years-old and was born on October 08, 1986! He’s an 80’s baby!

NEXT PAGE Who Are Bruno’s Influences?

Growing up, Mars said he was heavily influenced by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm]!

NEXT PAGE Who Are Bruno’s Parents?

His parents met at a show, where his Mom was a hula dancer and his dad a percussionist!

NEXT PAGE What Awards Has Bruno Won?

Bruno was nominated for seven Grammy Awards this year, and he won Best Pop Male Vocal performance for his hit single, “Just The Way You Are”!

NEXT PAGE What Was Bruno’s Childhood Like?

At 4, he began performing 5 days a week with his family’s band, “The Love Notes.”

NEXT PAGE What Is Bruno’s Favorite Food?

According to a recent interview, Bruno Mars said his favorite food is Chicken Adobo, which is the national dish of the Philippines!

NEXT PAGE How Many #1’s Does Bruno Got?

His hit single, “Grenade” was his third single to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts!

NEXT PAGE How Many Siblings Does Bruno Have?

Bruno came from a large family and was one of six children!

NEXT PAGE Is Bruno A Good Boy?

Bruno was arrested for cocaine possession in Vegas in September of 2010.

NEXT PAGE Is Bruno Pro or Anti-Tattoos?

Bruno likes ink! He has tattoos of a gypsy on his left forearm, an anchor on his right forearm, his mother’s name on his right shoulder, and “Pete’s boy” on his left bicep.

NEXT PAGE What’s Bruno’s Favorite Color?

His favorite color is maroon and his favorite song in his collection is “Count on Me.”


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