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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, by a family of musicians, Mars
Mars
began making music at a 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. After being dropped by Motown
Motown
Records, Mars signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
in 2009. In 2009, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for the singles "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B
B.o.B
and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy. He featured on the hooks for both singles, becoming recognized as a solo artist. His debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) included the international and U.S Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
number one singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", as well as the number-four single "The Lazy Song". Mars' second album, Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
(2012), was number one in the United States. Its singles "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man" reached number one in the US, while "Treasure" became a number-five single. In 2014, Mars
Mars
collaborated with Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
on "Uptown Funk", a single which performed well on many music charts worldwide, including the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK. His third studio album, 24K Magic (2016), received seven Grammy Awards and yielded the successful singles "24K Magic", "That's What I Like" and "Finesse". To date, he has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Mars
Mars
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
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
Forbes
30 under 30 list. Mars
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
Mars
performs in a wide range of musical styles.

Contents

1 Life and career

1.1 1985–2003: Early life and musical beginnings 1.2 2004–2010: Production work and It's Better If You Don't Understand 1.3 2010–2012: Doo-Wops & Hooligans 1.4 2012–2014: Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
and Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show 1.5 2015–present: Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
Halftime performance and 24K Magic

2 Artistry

2.1 Influences 2.2 Musical style and themes 2.3 Showmanship

3 The Hooligans – Band members 4 Other ventures

4.1 Endorsements 4.2 Philanthropy

5 Achievements 6 Personal life

6.1 Family and relationships 6.2 Mother's death 6.3 Legal issues

7 Controversies

7.1 Stereotypes 7.2 Tyler, The Creator 7.3 Kanye West

8 Discography 9 Filmography 10 Tours and residency shows

10.1 Concert tours 10.2 Residency shows

11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Life and career 1985–2003: Early life and musical beginnings Peter Gene Hernandez was born on October 8, 1985,[1] in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, and was raised in the Waikiki
Waikiki
neighborhood of Honolulu.[2][3] His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary), and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.[3][4][5] His mother emigrated from the Philippines
Philippines
to Hawaii
Hawaii
as a child, and was of Filipino, and some Spanish, ancestry.[3][4] His parents met while performing in a show in which his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion.[5] At the age of two, he was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father, because of his resemblance to professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.[6][7][8] Mars
Mars
is one of six children and came from a musical family which exposed him to a diverse mix of genres including: reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B.[9][10] His mother was both a singer and a dancer, and his father performed Little Richard
Little Richard
rock and roll music.[11] Mars' uncle was an Elvis impersonator, and also encouraged three-year-old Mars
Mars
to perform on stage. Mars
Mars
performed songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations.[7] At the age of four, Mars
Mars
began performing five days a week with his family's band, The Love Notes, and became known on the island for his impersonation of Presley.[12] In 1990, Mars
Mars
was featured in MidWeek as "Little Elvis", and later appeared in a cameo role in the film Honeymoon in Vegas
Honeymoon in Vegas
(1992),[7][13] and performed in the halftime show of the 1990 Aloha Bowl.[14] The time Mars
Mars
spent impersonating Presley had a major impact on his musical evolution and performing techniques.[15] He later began playing guitar after being inspired by Jimi Hendrix.[16] In 2010, he also acknowledged his Hawaiian roots and musical family as an influence, explaining: "Growing up in Hawaii
Hawaii
made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in Hawaii
Hawaii
with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments... I've just been surrounded by it."[17][3] When he attended President Theodore Roosevelt High School he performed in a group called The School Boys.[18] After Mars' sister in Los Angeles played Mars' demo for Mike Lynn, (the A&R at Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment), Lynn summoned Mars to Los Angeles.[19] In 2003, shortly after graduating from high school at the age of 17, Mars
Mars
moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a musical career.[7][13] He adopted his stage name from the nickname his father gave him, adding "Mars" at the end because: "I felt like I didn't have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls say I’m out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars."[20] Moreover, the adoption of his stage name was also due to "the music industry tried to pigeonhole him as another Latino artist, and even convinced him to sing in Spanish."[21] 2004–2010: Production work and It's Better If You Don't Understand

"I'd always been a working musician in Hawaii
Hawaii
and never had problems paying rent. And then it's like, 'Now I'm in L.A. and my phone's getting shut off.' That's when reality hit. I started DJ-ing. It was something silly. I told this person I could DJ because they said they could pay me $75 cash under the table. I didn't know how to DJ. I lost that job pretty quick."

—Mars, speaking about his experiences of moving to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career.[22]

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Mars
Mars
signed with Motown
Motown
Records in 2004, in a deal that "went nowhere", and had a conversation with Will.i.am's management which turned out to be fruitless.[23][21] However, Mars' experience with Motown
Motown
proved to be beneficial to his career when he met songwriter and producer Philip Lawrence, who was also signed to the label.[23] After Mars
Mars
was dropped by the label less than a year after being signed, he stayed in Los Angeles and landed a music publishing deal in 2005 with Steve Lindsey and Cameron Strang at Westside Independent.[24][19]

"Bruno came to the conclusion that the best way to further his career was writing and producing hit songs."

—Cameron Strang, speaking about developing Mars' career.[19]

Lindsey showed Mars
Mars
and Jeff Bhasker (who Mars
Mars
met through Mike Lynn) the ins and outs of writing pop music, and acted as a mentor helping them to hone their craft. Bhasker explained that Lindsey would "mentor us, and kind of give us lectures as to what a hit pop song is, because you can have talent and music ability, but understanding what makes a hit pop song is a whole other discipline."[24][19][25] Mars
Mars
played cover songs around Los Angeles in a band with Bhasker and Eric Hernandez, (Mars' brother), who is now The Hooligans' drummer.[26] When Lawrence was first told he should meet Mars
Mars
he was reluctant to do so since he did not even have money for bus fare. Keith Harris, drummer for The Black Eyed Peas, told him: "Whatever it costs you to get out here, I'll reimburse you." Lawrence responded: "Just give me five dollars back for the bus."[27] The pair began collaborating, writing songs for Mars, but they received many rejections from labels. On the verge of giving up, they received a call from Brandon Creed, who was looking for songs for a reunited Menudo. He liked their song "Lost", which was written for Mars. The duo did not want to give the song away, but when they were offered $20,000 for it they agreed. The sale of this song allowed them to continue working,[27] and Mars
Mars
and Lawrence decided that they would write and produce songs together for other artists.[19] Eventually, Creed became Mars' manager for nine years.[27][28] In 2006, Lawrence introduced Mars
Mars
to his future A&R manager at Atlantic Records, Aaron Bay-Schuck.[29] After hearing him play a couple of songs on the guitar, Bay-Schuck wanted to sign him immediately, but it took roughly three years for Atlantic records to finally sign Mars
Mars
to the label,[29] because they felt it was too early and that he still needed to develop as an artist.[30] Before becoming a successful solo artist, Mars
Mars
was an acknowledged music producer, writing songs for Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, Sean Kingston, and Flo Rida.[9][22] He also co-wrote the Sugababes' hit song "Get Sexy" and provided backing vocals on their album Sweet 7.[31] His first recorded appearance as a singer was on Far East Movement's second studio album Animal, on the track "3D".[32] He was also featured on pastor and hip hop artist Jaeson Ma's debut single "Love" in August 2009.[33][34] He reached prominence as a solo artist after being featured on, and composing, under The Smeezingtons, B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire"; both songs peaked within the top ten on many charts worldwide, with the former charting at number one in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and in the UK single charts.[35][36][37][38] He said of them: "I think those songs weren't meant to be full-sung songs. If I'd sung all of "Nothin' on You", it might've sounded like some '90s R&B." Following this success, Mars
Mars
released his debut extended play (EP), titled It's Better If You Don't Understand, on May 11, 2010.[39] The EP peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and a music video was released for the song "The Other Side" featuring singers CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green
and B.o.B.[40][41] Mars, under The Smeezingtons, collaborated with Green once more composing the single "Fuck You" .[42] 2010–2012: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars
Mars
playing the keyboard in a concert in Houston

After serving as guest vocalist on B.o.B's and Travie McCoy's singles,[43] Mars
Mars
released "Just the Way You Are" on July 19, 2010.[44] The song was the lead single from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Canada and in the UK,[35][36][37] as well as several other charts worldwide.[38] The song holds the record as the longest-reigning debut format hit, spending twenty weeks atop Adult Contemporary.[45] He also released two promotional singles, "Liquor Store Blues" featuring Damian Marley
Damian Marley
and "Grenade", before confirming the latter as the album's second single on October 21, 2010.[46][47] "Grenade" reached number one on the Hot 100, Canada and in the UK.[35][36][37] It was also successful on other international charts.[38] The album, released on October 5, 2010, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 55,000 copies.[48][49] It charted number one in Canada, Switzerland, in the United Kingdom and other international album charts.[50][37][38] Doo-Wops & Hooligans received generally positive reviews from music critics and has since sold six million copies worldwide.[51][52] In February 2011, "The Lazy Song" was released as the third single[53] becoming the album's third consecutive top five on the Hot 100, peaking at number four and reaching the top spot in Denmark and UK.[35][38][37] "Talking to the Moon" became the fourth official single, only in Brazil, following its appearance on the soundtrack of the Brazilian telenovela Insensato Coração
Insensato Coração
(Irrational Heart) from 2011.[54] It reached the top position on Billboard Brasil
Billboard Brasil
Hot Pop Songs and the Hot 100 Airplay, spending several weeks on the top of both charts.[55][56] "Marry You" was first released as a single on August 22, 2011.[57] Although it was not released as a single in the US, it peaked at number 85 on the Hot 100 on January 15, 2011, due to strong digital sales, 2.2 million as of 2015, and entered in several charts worldwide.[35][38][58] In November, "Count On Me" was released as the album's overall sixth single in Australia, but charted in various regions.[38][59] Additionally, Mars
Mars
recorded and composed with the Smeezingtons a song titled "It Will Rain", the first single for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.[60] The song was released on iTunes on September 27, 2011.[61] It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and at number two in New Zealand.[35][38] During this period, he appeared on a number of collaborative singles, including "Lighters", with Bad Meets Evil issued on July 5, 2011,[62] "Mirror", released on September 13, 2011,[63] with Lil Wayne, and "Young, Wild & Free" with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg, available for purchase on October 11, 2011.[64] The songs peaked at number four, sixteen and seven on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively and reached the top twenty of various music charts worldwide.[35][38] On September 19, 2010, Mars
Mars
was arrested in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Casino for possession of cocaine.[21][65] While talking to a police officer, Mars
Mars
reportedly declared that what he did was "foolish" and that "he has never used drugs before."[66][67] Mars
Mars
pleaded guilty to felony drug possession and in return was told that the charges would be erased from his criminal record as long as he stayed out of trouble for a year. He paid a $2,000 fine, did 200 hours of community service, and completed a drug counseling course.[68] Nevertheless, in a cover story for GQ magazine in 2013, Mars
Mars
said "I was young, man! I was in f---ing Vegas...I wasn't thinking", he added: "I was given a number one record and I'm out doing dumb sh--." Mars
Mars
confessed that he lied to the authorities about having done cocaine before, saying "I don't know where that came from", adding: "I was really intoxicated. I was really drunk. So a lot of that is a big blur, and I try every day to forget and keep pushing."[21] Mars
Mars
started to promote his debut album, as the opening act for Maroon 5 and One Republic, on the fall leg of Hands All Over Tour. Later, on October 18, 2010, the singer begun a co-headline European tour with Travis McCoy that lasted until early November.[48] Doo-Wops & Hooligans received further promotion, when the singer embarked on his first concert tour, The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour, that ran from November 2010 to January 2012.[46][69] Most shows took place on smaller venues, such as theaters and ballrooms, which narrowed down his income in the short term, since he rejected various offers to open for notable artists on arena tours, but led to create a substantial fan base.[70][71] At the 2011 Grammy Awards, Mars
Mars
won his first Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just the Way You Are" and received other six nominations for his work. Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Record of the Year for "Nothin' on You", the latter category along with Song of the Year for "Fuck You", and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical as The Smeezingtons.[72][73] At the 2012 Grammy Awards, Mars
Mars
lost all the six categories in which he was nominated including, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Grenade", and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical as The Smeezingtons.[74] During this time, he also won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, International Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards
Brit Awards
and the Echo Award for Best International Male.[75][76] 2012–2014: Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
and Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show On March 22, 2012, it was announced that Mars
Mars
had signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US.[77] In September 2012, when interviewed by Billboard, Mars
Mars
stated that his album would be more musically varied and refused to "pick a lane", adding: "I want to have the freedom and luxury to walk into a studio and say, 'Today I want to do a hip-hop, R&B, soul or rock record' ". He announced the album title Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
along with the ten songs which would make the final cut, and the title of the first single, "Locked out of Heaven", released on October 1, 2012.[78] The lead single from Unorthodox Jukebox reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Canada and number two on the UK single charts.[35][36][37] It charted within the top ten in fifteen countries worldwide.[38] Unorthodox Jukebox, produced mainly by The Smeezingtons, was released on December 11, 2012,[78] and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with sales of 192,000 units.[79] The album eventually peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, almost three months after its release.[80] It also charted number one in Canada, Switzerland and in the United Kingdom, becoming the fastest selling album by a solo artist in 2012 in the UK[50][38][81] and has since sold six million copies worldwide.[82] "When I Was Your Man", was released as the second single from Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
on January 15, 2013, and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100,[35] making Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
the only male who has achieved five number one singles on the Hot 100 more quickly than Mars.[83] It reached number two on the UK single charts and was top ten in several countries.[37][38] The third single "Treasure" peaked at number five in the United States[35] but had less commercial success worldwide than the previous two.[38] On May 24, 2013, Major Lazer
Major Lazer
released a remix of "Bubble Butt", as the fourth single from their album Free the Universe, which featured Tyga, 2 Chainz, Mystic, and Mars
Mars
on vocals.[84] In late 2013, "Gorilla"[85] and "Young Girls"[86] followed as the album's fourth and fifth singles, and reached the top 35 on the Hot 100.[35] Mars
Mars
ran his second headlining tour, The Moonshine Jungle Tour, from June 2013 to October 2014.[87][88] The tour grossed $156,4 million globally.[89][90] On September 8, 2013, Mars
Mars
was announced as the headline performer at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show
Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show
on February 2, 2014.[91] The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
served as special guests for the show.[92] It was the first Super Bowl halftime headlined by a performer under 30, and of Puerto Rican descent.[93] The show was the most watched halftime show in the history of the Super Bowl, drawing a rating of 115.3 million viewers. The viewership was higher than the game itself.[94] However, it was surpassed the following year by Katy Perry's halftime show.[95] He also performed at the 2015 Rock in Rio festival on May 16, 2015.[96] At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Mars
Mars
won the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Unorthodox Jukebox, nominated with "Locked Out of Heaven" for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, while "When I Was Your Man" earned a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.[97] In the same year, the album was recognized with the Juno Award for International Album of the Year.[98] Aside from his music career, Mars
Mars
played the role of Roberto in the movie Rio 2
Rio 2
which was released in theaters on March 20, 2014.[99] He also contributed to the soundtrack with "Welcome Back".[100] In October, 2014, Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
announced that he would release a new single on November 10, 2014, titled "Uptown Funk", featuring Mars' vocals.[101] The song was a commercial success reaching number one in several countries, including the US,[35] Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.[36][37][38] In December 2013, he was named Artist of the Year by Billboard and was the twelfth highest paid musician of 2013, with earnings of $18,839,681.[102][103] In 2014, Mars
Mars
ranked number one on the Forbes
Forbes
list 30 Under 30, a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30 and was thirteenth on the list of The World's Most Powerful Celebrities with estimated earnings of $60 million.[104][105] 2015–present: Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
Halftime performance and 24K Magic After ending the Moonshine Jungle Tour, Mars
Mars
began working on his third studio album, 24K Magic. He wrote on his Facebook
Facebook
page: "Now it's time to start writing chapter 3". The artist had not come up with a date for the release, stating: "Until it's done ... It's gotta be just as good if not better".[106] On March 2015, the artist provided some details of the new album, on that's Shanghai magazine, confirming Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
and Jeff Bhasker as producers. He wanted to improve his songwriting, shows, music videos and make a better album than the previous two.[107] In the same year, Mars
Mars
(as The Smeezingtons) composed "All I Ask", a track from Adele's album 25.[108] Their work with Adele
Adele
brought Mars
Mars
a Grammy Award for Album of the Year
Grammy Award for Album of the Year
at the 2017 Grammy Awards.[109] On December 2, 2015, it was announced that Coldplay
Coldplay
would be headlining the Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
halftime show on February 7, 2016.[110] Mars
Mars
and Beyoncé
Beyoncé
were guest acts tying, at that time, with Justin Timberlake and Nelly
Nelly
for appearing twice on the Super Bowl halftime. They are only surpassed by Gloria Estefan, with three appearances.[111] It became one of the most watched halftime shows.[112] At the 2016 Grammy Awards, Ronson and Mars' single, "Uptown Funk", won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year.[113] In the same year, the singer was in the studio with his band's bass player Jamareo Artis, engineer Charles Moniz, singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt
Andrew Wyatt
and EDM producer Skrillex.[114][115] Moniz confirmed the album was close to being finished and Artis claimed it was set to be released in 2016.[116][117] The album was to be issued in March, but Mars' appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show led the release to be postponed several months. At that time seven songs were already recorded.[118] On May, the singer not only split with his manager, Brandon Creed, but also starred in the second season of Jane the Virgin as a musical guest.[28][119] The Guinness World Records recognized him in its 2017 edition as the "First Male Artist to achieve three 10-million-selling-singles".[120] "24K Magic" was released as the lead single from 24K Magic on October 7, 2016.[121] It was promoted with a performance on Saturday Night Live and peaked at number four in the United States.[122][35] It reached the top spot in Belgium (Flanders), France and New Zealand.[38] In November, CBS announced an interview segment on "60 Minutes", presented by Lara Logan, in which Mars
Mars
talked about his new album and humble roots. This was his first television appearance in four years, coinciding with the release of the album.[123] 24K Magic, released on November 18, 2016, debuted number two on the Billboard 200, Canada, France and New Zealand.[124][50][38] It received positive reviews from critics and was composed mainly by Shampoo Press & Curl, a production team consisting of Mars, Lawrence and Christopher Brown, who replaced The Smeezingtons.[125][126] "That's What I Like" was released as the second single on January 30, 2017 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[127][35] However, it had less success in international markets.[38] In June, the original version and a remix with David Guetta of "Versace on the Floor" were issued as the album's third single.[128][129] It reached the top 35 of the Hot 100.[35] In November, "Chunky" was announced as the album's fourth single only in Australia.[130] "Finesse" featuring Cardi B
Cardi B
was released as the next single from 24k Magic on January 4, 2018.[131] It became a top-three single on the Hot 100 and reached number two in New Zealand.[35][38] The singer's third headlining tour, the 24K Magic World Tour, began in March 2017. It has sold over 2 million tickets and grossed $200 million worldwide, so far.[132] On September 10, Us Weekly
Us Weekly
announced plans for a TV special by Mars
Mars
at the Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater
in New York.[133] Two days later, the singer confirmed that he would be starring in his first TV exclusive concert titled Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo, a one-hour special, aired by CBS on November 29. The show was produced by Fulwell 73 Productions, with Ben Winston and Mars
Mars
as co-producers.[134] The American Music Awards of 2017 provided Mars with AMAs for Artist of the Year, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. "That's What I Like" won Mars
Mars
AMAs for Favorite Soul/R&B Song and Video of the Year. 24K Magic won him AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Album.[135] At the 2018 Grammy Awards, Mars
Mars
won in the six categories for which he was nominated. Album of the Year and Best R&B Album for 24K Magic, Record of the Year for the title track and Song of The Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "That's What I Like". 24K Magic also won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical awarding the engineers for their work on the album.[136] Artistry Influences

Musicians including Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(left) and Prince (right) have influenced Mars.

As a child, Mars
Mars
spent time impersonating Elvis Presley. This playact had a major impact on his musical evolution; he later reflected:

I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan."[15]

He also impersonated Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
and Little Richard, both of whom are major inspirations of his.[7][11] Mars
Mars
was raised on his father’s doo-wop collection — "simple four-chord songs that got straight to the point" and on Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis,and Frankie Lymon.[137][138] The hip-hop productions by The Neptunes
The Neptunes
and Timbaland, that were played on the radio constantly, also influenced him.[137] Mars' musical style gravitated initially towards R&B since he was influenced by artists such as Keith Sweat, Jodeci, and R. Kelly.[139] As a child he also took notice of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, Teddy Riley and Babyface.[140] At the same time, he also listened to 1950s rock 'n' roll, doo-wop music, and Motown.[139] In high school, he listened to classic rock groups such as Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, whose influences can be heard in Mars' work,[139] as well as singers with high voices, like Stevie Wonder and Freddie Mercury.[141] Bob Marley, and local bands in Hawaii, were a major influence and account for his reggae roots.[5] Hip-hop acts like Jay-Z, The Roots, and Cody Chesnutt
Cody Chesnutt
were among some of Mars' favourites, and have influenced his composition skills.[139] Each of these musical genres has influenced Mars' musical style; he observed that: "It's not easy to [create] songs with that mixture of rock and soul and hip-hop, and there's only a handful of them."[139] Mars
Mars
also admires classical music.[142] Other artists Mars
Mars
has said inspired his work include: Jimi Hendrix,[139][142] Amy Winehouse,[143] Sly Stone, Carlos Santana, George Clinton, Coldplay, and Usher.[11][142][144] Mars
Mars
has also stated that he is a fan of: Alicia Keys, Jessie J, Jack White, The Saturdays, and Kings of Leon.[145] Musical style and themes Mars' music has been noted for displaying a wide variety of styles, musical genres, and influences, including pop,[146] rock,[146] reggae,[146] R&B,[147] soul,[148] and hip hop.[137] His debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, a pop record, is influence by these genres.[148] His subsequent release, Unorthodox Jukebox, as with his debut album, is infused with different influences including dance, rock reggae and soul, as well as balladry.[149][150] Lyrically, the album is different than the former, addressing traditional notions of romance, male chauvinism, and sexuality.[149][151] The explicit content in the song "Gorilla" caused a controversy in Australia.[152] Many of his songs, particularly on Doo-Wops & Hooligans, reflect "feel-good", carefree, and optimistic sentiments.[153][154] However, darker subjects are addressed in his songs, detailing failed relationships and self-destructive behaviour.[148][155] Mars' third album, 24K Magic, is significantly influence by R&B, soul music and funk.[156][157] Lyrically, the album involve themes of money and sex.[158] Mars
Mars
has explained his writing process: "I don't sit down and think, 'I'm going to write a song', since "You can’t force creativeness" as inspiration comes out of the blue in different places. Ideas occur suddenly to him; and occasionally, he is able to materialize them into lyrics. It can take him one year to come up with something.[107] Mars
Mars
claims that his work with other artists has influenced his musical style: " Nothin' on You
Nothin' on You
had a Motown
Motown
vibe, Billionaire was a reggae acoustic guitar-driven song, though one of my favourites is the CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green
song. I don't think anyone else could've sung that song. And there's Just the Way You Are. If you know my story, you know I love all different genres of music." [159] Mars
Mars
states that growing up in Hawaii
Hawaii
influenced his style, giving the songs a reggae sound. He explains: "In Hawaii
Hawaii
some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. That music brings people together. It's not urban music or pop music. It's just songs. That's what makes it cross over so well. The song comes first."[5] Philip Lawrence, one of his music partners from The Smeezingtons, stated: "What people don't know is there's a darker underbelly to Bruno Mars." Nevertheless, most of his music is romantic and Mars himself says: "I blame that on me singing to girls back in high school".[160] Mars
Mars
possesses a three octave tenor vocal range.[150] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times
The New York Times
commented that he is one of the most "versatile and accessible singers in pop, with a light, soul-influenced voice that's an easy fit in a range of styles, a universal donor",[137] while Tim Sendra from AllMusic described Mars' vocals on Doo-Wops & Hooligans as "the kind of smooth instrument that slips into your ear like honey."[161] Jody Rosen
Jody Rosen
from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
called Mars
Mars
a "nimble, soulful vocalist" on Unorthodox Jukebox. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News praised Mars' voice due to "the purity, cream and range of mid-period Michael Jackson" in a review of a concert promoting Unorthodox Jukebox.[162] Mars
Mars
is also able to play drums,[163][164] guitar,[164][165] keyboard,[165] bass,[164] and piano.[83][165] Mars
Mars
usually plays the instrumentation or part of it, on his albums and on the songs he composes for other artists.[164][166] Showmanship

Bruno Mars
Mars
and The Hooligans performing with strobe lights

Mars
Mars
is known for his retro showmanship which is widely acclaimed by tour critics and reviewers.[167][168][169] A journalist from Mirrors Magazine says that "the showmanship on Bruno’s stage was like none other that I’ve ever seen" comparing him to Michael Jackson.[170] Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
called Mars
Mars
a "consummate performer."[167] The Boston Globe
Boston Globe
music critique, Sarah Rodman, said that Mars
Mars
shows an "indefatigable ecstatic approach to performing" and "classic showmanship."[168] In the same vein, Jim Farber of the Daily News stated of the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII that Mars
Mars
"brings old-school showmanship to dynamic performance."[169] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine placed Mars
Mars
at number 35 on its list of 50 Best Live Acts Right Now in 2013; he is the youngest act besides Janelle Monàe and Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
on the list. They wrote: "Anyone from the age of 5 to 95 can walk out of a Bruno Mars
Mars
concert feeling like the show was designed just for them. Mars
Mars
walks the old-school walk and talks the sexy talk, but he also nails the hits, leads a super-energetic nine-piece soul band, and rips a mean drum solo", praising the "spectacular version" of "Gorilla".[171] Jason Lipshutz of Billboard described Mars' performance as "entertaining ... keeping smiles plastered on the faces of his onlookers, and he does a better job at it than almost anyone working in music right now".[172] NFL
NFL
executives Sarah Moll and Tracy Perlman stated that: "If you go to his concerts, it's 11-year-old girls to 65-year-old women—it's everyone", after seeing The Moonshine Jungle tour several times during the summer of 2013.[102] At most of his concerts Mars
Mars
is accompanied by The Hooligans, a band that includes: a guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, and a horn section. They also serve as dancers and background singers.[167][173] Mars' shows feature all-band choreographed dancing arrangements, which include "fancy, slick and fantastic" footwork that is inspired by James Brown
James Brown
and the splits.[171][174][175] His shows are heavily influenced by the disco era with a soul revue-inspired set.[167][169] In addition, long, mellow, and soft interludes that echo the smooth Contemporary R&B style which was popular during the 1990s are also part of the show.[167][173] His set list blends several genres of music such as: pop, doo-wop, funk, R&B, soul and reggae.[167][168] Mars' shows usually feature pyrotechnics, strobe and laser lighting,[167][168] and he typically plays the drums and guitar.[167][168] The Hooligans – Band members

Current members[176]

Bruno Mars – lead vocals, guitar (2010–present) Philip Lawrence – backing vocals (2010–present) Phredley Brown – keyboard (2010–2012), lead guitar (2012–present), backing vocals (2010–present) Jamareo Artis – bass guitar (2010–present) Eric Hernandez – drums (2010–present) Kameron Whalum – trombone (2010–present) Dwayne Dugger – saxophone (2010–present) James King – trumpet (2010–present) John Fossit – keyboard, piano (2012–present)

Former members[177]

Kenji Chan – lead guitar (2010–2012)

Other ventures Endorsements On May 12, 2013, Mars
Mars
tweeted a picture of himself using an electronic cigarette. On May 30, 2013, a press release was published reporting Mars' investment in the NJOY Electronic Cigarette Company, "in order to quit smoking for his mother", since the singer "believes in the product and the company's mission."[178] Mars
Mars
decided to invest in Chromatik, which makes digital versions of sheet music for the web and iPad. Mars
Mars
said: "I love that Chromatik will bring better music education into schools" ... "[a]nd I'm happy to be a part of it."[179] In 2014, Bruno Mars
Mars
teamed up with three partners to launch the "Selvarey Rum" brand which includes Selvarey White, made of blended three and five-year aged Panamanian rums and the five-year-old rum flavored with chocolate, Selvarey Cacao.[180] Philanthropy On February 26, 2014, it was announced that Mars
Mars
had partnered with the Hawai'i Community Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation to establish a GRAMMY Camp Scholarship Fund, in order to support the next generation of music makers with funds to provide financial assistance for qualified needs-based applicants from Hawaii.[181] On September 27, 2017, Mars
Mars
expanded his camp scholarship in order to include applicants from all over the United States. The singer established the partnership in honor of his late mother.[182] Mars' donated $100,000 (US) to the orphans of Bantay Bata, who were among the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, in order to raise the morale of those who lost their families and homes.[183] Mars
Mars
performed at the Make It Right gala, whose campaign goal is to "help build homes for people in need."[184] He also performed at the Robin Hood Foundation's 2014 annual benefit in New York, whose goal is to "fight poverty in New York City by supporting more than 200 nonprofits with financial and technical assistance."[185] A day before a concert in the Philippines
Philippines
the singer donated $100,000 (US) to the "Typhoon Yolanda" survivors.[186] In 2017, Mars
Mars
donated 1 million dollars from the show at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan to help the victims of the Flint water crisis.[187] The singer participated in the "Somos Una Voz" relief initiative, created by Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
and Marc Anthony, in order to help survivors of the Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria
in Puerto Rico and Mexico’s 7.1 earthquake.[188] Achievements See also: List of awards and nominations received by Bruno Mars Bruno Mars
Mars
has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including eleven Grammy Awards,[189] three Brit Awards,[190] three Guinness World Record[120][191] and eight American and Soul Train Music Awards.[192][193] In 2011, Mars
Mars
made Time magazine's 100 list and in 2013 he was considered the sixth best songwriter of that year by Billboard.[194][195] The Smeezingtons, Mars' former songwriting and record producing team, have earned several accolades.[196][197] In 2014, Mars
Mars
became the artist with the most top five entries on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
since his first week on the chart.[198] Along with Adele
Adele
and John Legend, Mars
Mars
is one of the only artists who has a song that features only piano and vocals to top the Hot 100.[199] He is the first male artist to place two titles as a lead act in the Hot 100's top 10 simultaneously.[200] Mars
Mars
was the most played artist on pop radio in 2013 according to Mediabase[201] and became the first solo male artist whose first 13 Top 40 hits all reached the Top 10 on the American Top 40.[202] In total, he has had seven number-one singles on the Hot 100 chart.[35] In 2018, Mars matched Beyonce and Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
as the only artists with three Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
from their first three studio albums. Carey had three singles on the top five from her first four albums.[203] In the same year, Mars
Mars
became the first solo male artist with nine number ones on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.[204] According to the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI), "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" are two of the most successful digital singles of all time, with sales of 12.5 million and 10.2 million, respectively. This contributed to Mars
Mars
becoming the biggest selling artist of 2012.[205] His songs "Just The Way You Are", "Grenade", "Locked Out Of Heaven", and "When I Was Your Man" have each sold over 4 million digital copies, making him the first male artist to do so as a lead singer.[206] Five of his singles are counted among the best-selling singles of all time.[205][207][208] As of 2014, Mars has sold over 130 million records worldwide.[209] As of 2017, the singer has sold over 180 million singles worldwide.[210] Because of the ticket reselling that occurred during the week after the Super Bowl, and in order to limit that kind of profiteering, Hawaii
Hawaii
Senate President Donna Mercado Kim
Donna Mercado Kim
introduced Senate Resolution 12, also known as the Bruno Mars
Mars
Act. It limits all ticket purchases within 48 hours of the on-sale date to the physical box office. This ensures that anyone who comes to the box office to buy tickets for a show should almost certainly be guaranteed a ticket and discourages ticket scalping.[211] The State Senate in Hawaii
Hawaii
passed the law.[212] Personal life 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.[213] Mars
Mars
began dating model Jessica Caban in 2011.[214] The two remain a couple as of 2018, residing together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills with a Rottweiler
Rottweiler
named "Geronimo".[140] Mother's death Mars
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.[140] On June 2, 2013, a publicist for Atlantic Records
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.[215][216] 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."[217][218] Legal issues On January 28, 2014, Demetrius Orlandus Proctor filed a lawsuit, claiming he holds the copyright for the Travie McCoy
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.[219] Proctor accused the defendants of "willful and intentional" copyright infringement, seeking destruction of all copies of the recording. Proctor claims he has exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the song. His only request: "Defendant shall destroy all copies of Plaintiffs' Recording that Defendants have downloaded onto any computer hard drive or server without Plaintiffs' authorization and shall destroy all copies of that downloaded recording transferred onto any [other] physical medium or device."[219] In April 2015, it was revealed that a settlement had been reached with The Gap Band's publishing company, Minder Music, to add The Gap Band and producer Lonnie Simmons as co-writers, who will receive 17% of the royalties from Mark and Mars' hit "Uptown Funk". The claim on behalf of The Gap Band
The Gap Band
and Lonnie Simmons was entered into YouTube’s content management system preventing payments to the publisher.[220][221] In August, Serbian pop artist Viktorija
Viktorija
has also argued that "Uptown Funk" infringed on her track "Ulice mračne nisu za devojke". She stated that she had no hurry to sue as the "processes take a long time" and her life, as well as career, doesn't rely on lawsuits. She also had no idea what to do with the money, if she won, earned from the percentage of the lawsuit.[222] In October 2016, electro-funk band Collage sued Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
and Mars
Mars
for copying "strikingly and/or substantially" the groups single, "Young Girls", while The Sequence claimed it copied their single " Funk
Funk
You Up".[223] "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".[224][225] Controversies Stereotypes In a cover story for Entertainment Weekly, Mars
Mars
stated that the song "Nothin' on You" was rejected by a "music industry decision-maker" (a person he won't name) because of his race. That experience made him feel like a "mutant", and he says that was his lowest point. "Even with that song in my back pocket to seal the deal, things like that are coming out of people's mouths. It made me feel like I wasn't even in the room."[226] In April 2013, in a cover story for GQ magazine, Mars
Mars
confessed that he changed his surname because people in the music industry took him as another Latino artist, and even tried to convince him to sing in Spanish saying: "Your last name's Hernandez, maybe you should do the Latin music, this Spanish music... Enrique [Iglesias] is so hot right now”. Nevertheless, Mars
Mars
used his childhood nickname Bruno and changed his surname to Mars, in an effort to "avoid being stereotyped".[21] Tyler, The Creator In the song "Yonkers", Tyler, The Creator
Tyler, The Creator
disparages numerous artists, including Bruno Mars. Tyler also disparages Mars
Mars
in The Game's song "Martians vs. Goblins", in which he and Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
are featured artists. Mars, in response to the verse "stab Bruno Mars
Mars
in his goddamn esophagus," said "[Tyler] has to wait in line if he wants to stab me...[Tyler's] definitely not the first guy that's said something like that to me and he's not going to be the last".[227] On April 24, 2015, Tyler admitted to being wrong regarding Mars' talent and pointed to Mars
Mars
performance of "Gorilla" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
2013 MTV Video Music Awards
as evidence.[228] Kanye West During a performance on November 21, 2013, Kanye West
Kanye West
gave his opinion regarding the MTV
MTV
Video Music Awards, that were held on August 25, 2013. West said, "Bruno Mars
Mars
won all the motherfucking awards and shit". He continued, "What I care about is if you’re an artist and you work hard as fuck and the streets say that you deserve that shit. Then can’t no motherfucking networks try to gas everybody up so they can sell some product with the prettiest motherfucker out".[229] Nevertheless, on February 26, 2015, he publicly apologized to Bruno Mars
Mars
on Twitter while asking him to sing a hook on a song that he co-produced. West asked Tyler, the Creator to direct the music video.[227][230] Mars
Mars
confirmed that West called him and apologized.[140] Discography Main article: Bruno Mars
Mars
discography

Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
(2012) 24K Magic (2016)

Filmography See also: Bruno Mars
Mars
videography

Honeymoon in Vegas
Honeymoon in Vegas
(1992) Rio 2
Rio 2
(2014)

Tours and residency shows

Concert tours

Headlining

The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour (2010–12) Moonshine Jungle Tour
Moonshine Jungle Tour
(2013–14) 24K Magic World Tour
24K Magic World Tour
(2017–18)

Co-headlining;

European tour with Travie McCoy
Travie McCoy
(2010) (European select dates)

Opening act

Hands All Over Tour (Maroon 5) (2010) (North American select dates)

Residency shows

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
(2013–14)

See also

Book: Bruno Mars

List of American Jews Hispanic and Latino Americans List of Puerto Ricans

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It's Better If You Don't Understand
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Unorthodox Jukebox
(CD liner). Bruno Mars. Atlantic Records. 533064-2.  B.o.B
B.o.B
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Grand Hustle
Records, Rebel Rock, Atlantic Records. 2010.  Lazarus (liner notes). Travie McCoy
Travie McCoy
(standard ed.). Atlantic Records, Decaydance Records, Fueled by Ramen. 2011.  The Lady Killer (liner notes). CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green
(standard ed.). Elektra Records, Roadrunner Records. 2010.  No Gravity (inlay cover). Shontelle. SRC. 2010.  31 Minutes to Takeoff
31 Minutes to Takeoff
(liner notes). Mike Posner
Mike Posner
(standard ed.). J Records. 2010.  Sweet 7
Sweet 7
(liner notes). Sugababes
Sugababes
(standard ed.). Island, Roc Nation. 2010.  Nick & Knight (inlay cover). Nick & Knight. Nick & Knight, Mass Appeal, BMG. 2014.  Uptown Special
Special
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Mars
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Marc Anthony
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Mars
Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
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Brit Awards
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^ Glenday, Craig (2015). Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
2016. Bantam Books. ISBN 978-1-101-88380-8.  ^ American Music Awards
American Music Awards
for Bruno Mars:

Kellogg, Jane (November 20, 2011). "AMAs 2011: Winners and Nominees Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 25, 2013.  Staff, Billboard (November 19, 2017). "Here Are All the Winners From the 2017 AMAs". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 

^ Soul Train Music Awards for Bruno Mars:

Fowler, Brandi (November 28, 2010). "Usher and Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
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Mars
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Taylor Swift
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Mars
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Mars
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Mars
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certifications:

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Mars
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Mars
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Bruno Mars

Discography Videography Awards and nominations Songs recorded Songs written

Studio albums

Doo-Wops & Hooligans Unorthodox Jukebox 24K Magic

Extended plays

It's Better If You Don't Understand

Concert tours

The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour Moonshine Jungle Tour 24K Magic World Tour

Filmography

Honeymoon in Vegas Rio 2

Related articles

The Smeezingtons Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
halftime show

Book:Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars
Mars
songs

Discography Videography Awards and nominations Songs written

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

"Just the Way You Are" "Grenade" "The Lazy Song" "Talking to the Moon" "Marry You" "Count On Me"

Unorthodox Jukebox

"Locked Out of Heaven" "When I Was Your Man" "Treasure" "Gorilla" "Young Girls"

24K Magic

"24K Magic" "That's What I Like" "Versace on the Floor" "Chunky" "Finesse"

Featured singles

"Nothin' on You" "Billionaire" "Lighters" "Young, Wild & Free" "Mirror" "Bubble Butt" "Uptown Funk"

Other singles

"It Will Rain"

Promotional singles

"Liquor Store Blues" "Moonshine"

Other songs

"Runaway Baby"

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand Album
The Barbra Streisand Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV
MTV
Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
Soundtrack
(2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Mars
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Mars
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year

1959−1980

"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles
Ray Charles
McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)

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Billboard Year-End number one singles (2000–2019)

2000: "Breathe" – Faith Hill 2001: "Hanging by a Moment" – Lifehouse 2002: "How You Remind Me" – Nickelback 2003: "In da Club" – 50 Cent 2004: "Yeah!" – Usher featuring Lil Jon
Lil Jon
and Ludacris 2005: "We Belong Together" – Mariah Carey 2006: "Bad Day" – Daniel Powter 2007: "Irreplaceable" – Beyoncé 2008: "Low" – Flo Rida
Flo Rida
featuring T-Pain 2009: "Boom Boom Pow" – The Black Eyed Peas 2010: "Tik Tok" – Kesha 2011: "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Thrift Shop" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "Love Yourself" – Justin Bieber 2017: "Shape of You" – Ed Sheeran

Complete list (1946–1959) (1960–1979) (1980–1999) (2000–2019)

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Best-selling singles by year in the United Kingdom

1952–1969

1952: "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" – Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
(UK) 1953: "I Believe" – Frankie Laine 1954: "Secret Love" – Doris Day 1955: "Rose Marie" – Slim Whitman 1956: "I'll Be Home" – Pat Boone 1957: "Diana" – Paul Anka 1958: "Jailhouse Rock" – Elvis Presley 1959: "Living Doll" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1960: "It's Now or Never" – Elvis Presley 1961: "Wooden Heart" – Elvis Presley 1962: "I Remember You" – Frank Ifield (UK) 1963: "She Loves You" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1965: "Tears" – Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
(UK) 1966: "Green, Green Grass of Home" – Tom Jones (UK) 1967: "Release Me" – Engelbert Humperdinck (UK) 1968: "Hey Jude" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1969: "Sugar, Sugar" – The Archies

1970–1989

1970: "The Wonder of You" – Elvis Presley 1971: "My Sweet Lord" – George Harrison
George Harrison
(UK) 1972: "Amazing Grace" – The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Band (UK) 1973: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974: "Tiger Feet" – Mud (UK) 1975: "Bye Bye Baby" – Bay City Rollers
Bay City Rollers
(UK) 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" – Brotherhood of Man
Brotherhood of Man
(UK) 1977: "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" – Wings (UK) 1978: "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring" – Boney M. 1979: "Bright Eyes" – Art Garfunkel 1980: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – The Police
The Police
(UK) 1981: "Don't You Want Me" – The Human League
The Human League
(UK) 1982: "Come On Eileen" – Dexys Midnight Runners
Dexys Midnight Runners
(UK) 1983: "Karma Chameleon" – Culture Club
Culture Club
(UK) 1984: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid (UK) 1985: "The Power of Love" – Jennifer Rush 1986: "Don't Leave Me This Way" – The Communards (UK) 1987: "Never Gonna Give You Up" – Rick Astley
Rick Astley
(UK) 1988: "Mistletoe and Wine" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1989: "Ride on Time" – Black Box

1990–2009

1990: "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1993: "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" – Meat Loaf 1994: "Love Is All Around" – Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
(UK) 1995: "Unchained Melody" – Robson & Jerome (UK) 1996: "Killing Me Softly" – Fugees 1997: "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" – Elton John
Elton John
(UK) 1998: "Believe" – Cher 1999: "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears 2000: "Can We Fix It?" – Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
(UK) 2001: "It Wasn't Me" – Shaggy featuring Rikrok
Rikrok
(UK) 2002: "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" – Will Young
Will Young
(UK) 2003: "Where Is the Love?" – The Black Eyed Peas 2004: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid 20 (UK) 2005: "Is This the Way to Amarillo" – Tony Christie
Tony Christie
featuring Peter Kay (UK) 2006: "Crazy" – Gnarls Barkley 2007: "Bleeding Love" – Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
(UK) 2008: "Hallelujah" – Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke
(UK) 2009: "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga

2010–present

2010: "Love the Way You Lie" – Eminem
Eminem
featuring Rihanna 2011: "Someone Like You" – Adele
Adele
(UK) 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I.
T.I.
& Pharrell Williams 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
(UK) featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla (UK) 2017: "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
(UK)

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