Bruno Mars (real name Peter Gene Hernandez) was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu. This American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer is mostly known for his songs “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade”. Mars holds numerous awards, including 5 Grammies and 3 BRIT awards.
Peter Hernandez was born in a family of musicians. He started performing when he was just 4 years old. In 1990, MidWeek magazine called him “Little Elvis”. Two years later, he landed a role of young Presley in Honeymoon in Vegas.
After finishing high school, Mars decided to move to Los Angeles and dedicate himself to the music career. In 2004, he signed a contract with Motown Records. The deal didn’t produce any hits. The only thing that partnership brought Mars was the friendship with Philip Lawrence, who also worked for the label.
In 2006, Mars signed a contract with Atlantic Records. But it took him 4 more years to actually start his solo music career. Before that, he was writing songs for other artists, including Sugarbabes, Sean Kingston, Alexandra Burke, and more. Mars was finally noticed when he worked with Far East Movement on their album Animal.