TDIM - Bruno Mars's Birthday - 8th Oct
October 08, 2013 @ 08:50 am
Bruno Mars's Birthday
Pop icon Bruno Mars celebrates his birthday today. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians. Mars began creating music at a really young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles, to pursue a musical career. Mars produced songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons.
Mars had an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, but later then signed with Atlantic in 2009. He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals to the songs "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B, and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy, which were worldwide hits, and for which he co-wrote the hooks. He also co-wrote the hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, and "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan, allowing him to work with an assortment of artists from various genres. Mars' debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans in 2010 peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, anchored by the worldwide number-one singles "Just the Way You Are", "Grenade" and the hit single "The Lazy Song". The album was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Just The Way You Are". His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox in 2012, peaked at number one in the United States. The album spawned the international hit singles "Locked Out of Heaven", "When I Was Your Man" and the
moderate hit success "Treasure". In addition to his solo music, Bruno has collaborated with numerous other artists, notably being featured on the worldwide hits "Lighters" with Bad Meets Evil and "Young, Wild & Free" with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.
Bruno’s work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award and a BRIT Award. Since the beginning of his career as a singer, in 2010, Mars has sold 10 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide. Although as a songwriter, producer and singer, his total single download sales surpass 115 million worldwide. He has achieved a total of five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and six top ten singles, including first place with "Just the Way You Are", which sold 12.5 million copies and contributed to Mars becoming the best-selling digital artist in 2011. In 2011, Mars was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
Also check out our top 5 favorite tracks by Bruno Mars!
• The lazy song.
We wish this talented artist a very Happy Birthday!
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