Bruno Mars

Active - 1992 - 2015  |   Born - Oct 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States  |  

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  • Nicknamed Bruno by his dad, who was a fan of professional wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino; has said he took the last name Mars to give himself some "pizazz."
  • Began singing at 4 by impersonating Elvis Presley, which led to an appearance as Little Elvis in the 1992 romantic comedy Honeymoon in Vegas.
  • Moved from his native Hawaii to Los Angeles after high school to pursue a music career.
  • Released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, featuring the hit single "Just the Way You Are," in 2010.
  • Along with his partners in the Smeezingtons, co-wrote Cee-Lo Green's 2010 smash "F**k You!," as well as Flo Rida's "Right Round" and Brandy's "Long Distance," among others.