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->''When I see your face''
->''There's not a thing that I would change''
->'''Cause you're amazing''
->''Just the way you are''

Bruno Mars (born as Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985) is an American pop/R&B singer/songwriter. After bursting onto the scene with his song "Nothin' on You" (2010) with the rapper B.o.B. and the song "Billionaire" (2010) with Travie [=McCoy=], he has become a very popular artist. He has won ten awards, and has been nominated for 65. His debut album has sold over two million copies and has been certified double-platinum in the USA. His song "The Lazy Song" is one of the best-selling songs of all time. He also performed at SuperBowl XLVIII.
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!Discography:
* ''Doo-Wops & Hooligans'' (2010)
* ''Unorthodox Jukebox'' (2012)
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!Tropes related to Bruno Mars:
* AllTakeAndNoGive: "Grenade" starts off by calling out the woman of affection for being guilty of this:
---> Easy come, easy go,\\
that's just how you live, oh\\
take, take, take it all,\\
but you never give...
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's half-Filipino (with some distant Spanish ancestry), quarter-Ashkenazi Jewish, and quarter-Puerto Rican.
* AnalogyBackfire: "Gorilla". As WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows notes, a gorilla's penis is only an inch and a half long.
* BeYourself: "Just the Way You Are".
* BittersweetEnding: "When I Was Your Man". The "bitter" part is the narrator realizing that there's nothing he can do to mend his relationship with his ex. The "sweet" part comes in when he tells her that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy all he wants now is for her to be happy with her new boyfriend and for him to avoid the mistakes he made]].
* TheCasanova: The narrator of "Runaway Baby".
* ChivalrousPervert: Essentially the impression you'll get if you average all his lyrics and leave out [[MurderBallad "Natalie"]]. May have once been this in real life, but now has stated that he prefers being monogamous.
* CoitusUninterruptus: In "Gorilla":
--> "If the neighbors call the cops, [[SerialEscalation call the sheriff]], [[RuleOfThree call the SWAT]], we don't stop, we keep rocking while they knocking on our door…"
* CoolShades: Seen sporting these a lot.
* CrossOver: Started his career by appearing on B.o.B. and Travie [=McCoy=]'s songs, and later was a guest in [[{{Eminem}} Bad Meets Evil's]] "Lighters". On the other hand there's B.o.B. and Music/CeeLoGreen in "The Other Side", and Damian Marley in "Liquor Store Blues".
* DanceSensation: In "The Lazy Song" he mentions "learning how to Dougie".
* ADateWithRosiePalms: In "The Lazy Song", he speaks of being able to "put my hand in my pants" because "nobody will tell me I can't."
* DownerEnding: "Grenade". The narrator finds himself permanently trapped in an abusive relationship because as much as he hates her for it, he still can't bring himself to break up with his girlfriend and the music video implies that he tries to escape by [[DrivenToSuicide killing himself]].
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Heavily averted in "Grenade".
* DrivenToSuicide: In the ending of the "Grenade" video.
* DrowningMySorrows: "Liquor Store Blues".
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys:
** The video for "The Lazy Song" has dancers in monkey suits.
** There's a gorilla on the cover of the ''Unorthodox Jukebox'' cover, and of course the actual song "Gorilla" on the same.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: He's just under 5'4".
* GoldDigger: The titular character of "Natalie".
* HotterAndSexier: The songs on ''Unorthodox Jukebox'' are much more explicitly sexual in nature than the preceding album. It also got a Parental Advisory label whereas ''Doo-Wops'' didn't.
* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: "Natalie" is about the titular gold digger taking Bruno's money...and then he goes after her with the intent to kill.
* IntercourseWithYou:
** "Our First Time" and "Locked Out Of Heaven".
** "Gorilla" is the most explicit song on ''Unorthodox Jukebox'', getting filthy with the animalistic similes.
* InTheStyleOf: The general consensus is that "Locked Out of Heaven" is extremely influenced by the sound of Music/ThePolice, particularly "Message in a Bottle" and "Roxanne". Bruno himself admitted that when he was initially writing the song, the key it was in made him sing in a sufficiently high register to resemble Sting, and [[AscendedFanon he then decided to play up the similarity and record it as an homage to The Police]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The end of "When I Was Your Man".
-->I hope he buys you flowers
-->I hope he holds your hand
-->Gives you all his hours when he has the chance
-->Takes you to every party because I remember how much you loved to dance
-->Do all the things I should've done
-->When I was your man
* JustTheWayYouAre: "Just The Way You Are", obviously.
* LargeHam
* LazyBum: ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Lazy Song]]''
* LoveMakesYouCrazy/[[LoveMakesYouDumb Dumb]]: Several of his songs.
* LyricalDissonance: A lot of his songs sound upbeat and have lots of energy, but the lyrics themselves can be pretty depressing.
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Attempts to talk a woman out of this mindset in "Show Me".
* MelancholyMoon: "Talking to the Moon", about trying to reach a distant lover.
* NiceHat: Frequently sports a fedora.
* OneWomanSong: "Natalie", although it's not a love song, but rather a murder song.
* PrettyBoy: Oh boy, is he ever. The voice helps.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Grenade", though he still loves her.
* {{Retraux}}: His performance at the 2011 Grammys included a performance of "Grenade" in the style of an old soul song.
** "Treasure" from ''Unorthodox Jukebox'' appears to be a throwback to '70s disco, as does the video with all its lighting artifacts, greenscreen effects and thinner-than-widescreen resolution.
* StageNames: It's come from both his childhood similarity to wrestler Bruno Sammartino, and that "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."
* ThePowerOfFriendship: "Count on Me".
* ShoutOut: The numerous {{Retraux}} effects in the "Treasure" music video show very obvious nods to the music video for "Let's Groove" by Music/EarthWindAndFire.
* TheSlacker: In "The Lazy Song".
* SomethingBlues: "Liquor Store Blues".
* StupidSacrifice: In "Grenade", the narrator would die for someone who doesn't love him back.
* VocalDissonance: At times his voice is feminine.
* WhenSheSmiles: In "Just the Way You Are":
---> "And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while."
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