Bruno Mars Family, Wedding Pics | Age, Biography, Height, Wiki, Scandal, Wife, Daughter, Son
Born: October 8, 1985 (age 32 years), Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 1.65 m
Partner: Jessica Caban (2012–)
Parents: Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, Peter Hernandez
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a musical career.
After being dropped by Motown Records, Mars signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2009. In the same year, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for various successful singles for Mars himself and other artists. In 2016, Shampoo Press & Curl replaced The Smeezingtons on the composition of Mars’ third studio album, 24K Magic.
Mars rose to fame in 2010 with the release of the successful singles “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy, both of which featured his vocals on the hooks. His debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 and reached the top in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and in the United Kingdom albums charts.
It spawned the international number-one singles “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song”. The former won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2011, Mars recorded the thriving single “It Will Rain” for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
Mars’ second album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and in the UK, winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Its singles “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, while “Treasure” peaked at number five.
In 2014, Mars collaborated with Mark Ronson on “Uptown Funk”, which topped many music charts worldwide, including the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK. His third studio album, the R&B-focused 24K Magic (2016), debuted at number two in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.
It received seven Grammy Awards, including major categories Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year and yielded the successful singles “24K Magic”, “That’s What I Like” and “Finesse”.
Mars has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has released seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since his career launched in 2010, attaining his first five faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley.
Mars has received many awards and nominations, including eleven Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, three Guinness World Records, 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.
Mars is known for his stage performances and retro showmanship. He is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers. Mars performs in a wide range of musical styles.
Family and relationships
Mars’s brother, Eric, has continuously served as the drummer for his backup band, The Hooligans. Their sisters, Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley, as well as their cousin Jaime, make up the all-girl music group The Lylas. When she was young, Jamie moved in with the siblings due to parental issues.
Mars began dating model Jessica Caban in 2011. The two remain a couple as of 2018, residing together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills with a Rottweiler named “Geronimo”.
Mars returned from an overseas gig in May 2013 when he learned in the Los Angeles airport that his mother was gravely ill. He immediately got on a plane to Hawaii. His mother died the next day. On June 2, 2013, a publicist for Atlantic Records confirmed to the Associated Press that Mars’ mother had suffered a brain aneurysm.
She had died on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at age 55, at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Later, on June 7, 2013, the singer broke his silence concerning the loss of his mother on Twitter writing: “So thankful for all the love during the most difficult time in my life.
I’ll be back on my feet again soon. That’s what mom wants, she told me.”
On January 28, 2014, Demetrius Orlandus Proctor filed a lawsuit, claiming he holds the copyright for the Travie McCoy and Mars’ track “Billionaire”. Proctor claimed he owned the copyright to the music and lyrics of the track since March 31, 2011, though the song was released a year before.
As evidence, Proctor has submitted a United States Copyright Office registration certificate for “Frisky Vol. 1 to 30 (Tapes)”, issued in 2000. Proctor accused McCoy and Mars of “willful and intentional” infringe copyright, seeking the destruction of all copies of the recording. Proctor claims he has exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the song.
Ronson and Mars’ “Uptown Funk” has received various accusations and lawsuits due to copyright infringement. In 2015, similarities with “Oops Up Side Your Head” by The Gap Band led them, along with keyboardist Rudolph Taylor, and producer Lonnie Simmons to be added as co-writers of “Uptown Funk”.
In the same year, Serbian artist Viktorija argued that “Uptown Funk” infringed on her track “Ulice mračne nisu za devojke”. She decided not to sue Mars and Ronson. In 2016, electro-funk band Collage sued Ronson and Mars for copying their single, “Young Girls”, while The Sequence, a rap group, claimed it infringed their single “Funk You Up” and sued a year later.
In 2017, Lastrada Entertainment accused and led a lawsuit due to similarities with “More Bounce to the Ounce” by Zapp. The company seeks damage, a jury trial and want to prevent Ronson from profiting with “Uptown Funk”. In 2018, the Collage lawsuit was dropped, it was not revealed if there was any financial settlement.
“Treasure” was re-registered in ASCAP with new writing credits, which included Thibaut Jean-Marrie Michel Berland and Irfane Khan Christopher, due to the similarities with Breakbot’s “Baby I’m Yours”