Who Is Bruno Mars?
Peter Gene Hernandez, famously known as Bruno Mars, is one of America’s most successful artists. He is a singer, dancer, and record producer who has dominated the pop music industry. He is from Honolulu and got recognized first for his song, “Just the Way You Are.” To date, Bruno Mars has sold more than 130 million records all over the world, making him one of the best-selling artists in history.
- Real Name: Peter Gene Hernandez
- Celebrity Name: Bruno Mars
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: October 8, 1985
- Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
- Age: 34
- Nationality: American
- Weight: 66 kilos
- Height: 1.65 m
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: In a relationship
- Partner’s Name: Jessica Caban, since 2011
- Children: None
- Profession: Singer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer
- Net Worth: $170 million
- Most Recent Update of Details: March 2020
A Closer Look on His Early Life
Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents, Bernadette San Pedro Bayot and Peter Hernandez. However, he spent most of his years in Waikiki. He has five siblings and grew up in a family that loves music. He got his nickname “Bruno” while he was still very young.
He attended his high school at Roosevelt High School where he formed his first band with his friends. He graduated in 2003. In the same year, he left his home, went to Los Angeles, and pursued his career in music.
About His Career
In the early stages of his career, Bruno Mars was a songwriter, with “Lost” as his first piece. This alone sold for $20,000. At first, he was signed into Motown Records in 2004 and was able to meet Philip Lawrence, a renowned songwriter, and producer.
Philip Lawrence then introduced Bruno Mars to Atlantic Records, where he was signed. He worked with Ari Levine and Philip Lawrence in the songwriting and producing team. He wrote songs for Flo Rida, Brandy, Sean Kingston, Adam Levine, and many more. He also did successful collaborations with Travis Mccoy and B.O.B for the popular songs “Nothing for You” and “Billionaire.”
His music career kickstarted after the release of “Just the Way You Are” ten years ago. This was the main single of his first solo album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans.” Other songs in this album that became hits included “Marry You,” “Grenade,” “Liquor Store Blues,” and “Count on Me.” His album sold more than six million copies worldwide.
The second album he released was “Unorthodox Jukebox” in 2012. Again, it became so successful that it became number one in many countries across the globe. Some of the songs in this album that became really popular included “Young Girls,” “Treasure,” “When I Was Your Man,” and “Gorilla.”
In 2016, Bruno Mars released his third album titled “24k Magic” and was on #2 on Billboard 200. Among the songs that really hit off included “That’s What I Like,” “24k Magic,” and “Versace on the Floor.” As his career is skyrocketing, he has collaborated with more famous artists, such as Cardi B and Beyonce.
Aside from his busy music career, Bruno Mars also voiced the character, Roberto, in Rio 2.
Awards and Achievements
There is no question that Bruno Mars is extremely talented, which is why he is among the successful artists that own a lot of awards and trophies. In his career, he has earned 263 nominations and 81 awards. These include 2 BET Awards, 16 ASCAP Awards, 1 Guinness Book of World Records, 3 Brit Awards, 2 iHeartRadio Music Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, and so much more. On top of that, he is included in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.
Bruno Mars’ Net Worth in 2020
As of March of this year, the known net worth of Bruno Mars is believed to be at least $170 million. It is reported that he had earned about $39 million in 2017. Most of his money is from his career when he sold about 169 million copies around the world. His albums are certified platinum on many occasions.
Another thing that added to his net worth is his many successful tours, such as The Moonshine Jungle. This tour alone has garnered about $156 million.
He also had several endorsements, which also greatly add to his net worth. And if that’s enough, he has a lot of investments, such as the “Selvarey Rum.”
Bruno Mars was included in the Guinness World Records for being the first male artist to achieve 3 million-selling singles. He truly is one of the best artists out there and we can expect that he will share more of his talents. He will be making more music and will probably expand his career to make it more successful in the future.