Peter Gene Hernandez (Honolulu, October 8, 1985), better known by stage name Bruno Mars, POP is a singer, which brings together the style of various referênica Rnb, Hip hop and a Caribbean Swing. Bruno is of Filipino and Puerto Rican, born and raised in Hawaii. Family with great musical tradition, Mars began to sing and perform amadoramente in childhood. After graduating from high school, decided to move to the Californian city of Los Angeles, to increasingly invest in your music career. There, the artist formed the team of producers The Smeezingtons, along with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine.
After the failure of the record label Motown Records, Mars signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. During the first months as editor of the artist, the singer co-wrote and starred arrangements on songs like "Nothin 'on You" rapper BoB, and "Billionaire" the American singer Travie McCoy. He also participated in the composition of the worldwide hits "Right Round" by rapper Flo Rida featuring Kesha, "Wavin 'Flag" by K'naan Somali singer, and "Fuck You!" By Cee Lo Green. In October 2010, he released his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The album peaked in the third position on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
His first single as a lead artist, "Just The Way You Are," reached the top position of the U.S. singles chart Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks. The second and most successful single to date, "Grenade", reached the same table position for eight non-consecutive weeks. The success of two singles in the United States make Mars one of six male artists in history who reached the top of the Billboard charts with the first two singles from the same album, and first to do it for thirteen years. Compared to legendary artists like Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, the interpreter is considered one of the most "versatile and full of pop artists of today," according to one of the critics of The New York Times.
In 2011, their first two singles were the best-selling first with 12.5 seconds and 10.2 million copies. The Lazy Song was the tenth best-selling song with 6.5 million, adding three singles have sold over 28 million copies. While the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans sold nearly four million copies.