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 Super Bowl XLVIII.
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)
Tropes related to Bruno Mars:
All Take and No Give: "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...
Ambiguously Brown: He's half-Filipino (with some distant Spanish ancestry), quarter-Ashkenazi Jewish, and quarter-Puerto Rican.
Cross Over: Started his career by appearing on B.o.B. and Travie McCoy's songs, and later was a guest in Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters". On the other hand there's B.o.B. and Cee Lo Green in "The Other Side", and Damian Marley in "Liquor Store Blues".
A Date with Rosie Palms: In "The Lazy Song", he speaks of being able to "put my hand in my pants" because "nobody will tell me I can't."
Downer Ending: "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 killing himself.
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.
Stage Names: 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 Iím out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars."