Half-Puerto Rican, half-Filipino, and raised in Hawaii, Bruno Mars (born Peter Gene Hernandez) is one of the most successful young songwriters in pop music today. The Grammy-winning singer has helped write hits for artists ranging from Flo-Rida
(“Right Round”) to K’naan
(“Wavin’ Flag”) to Cee Lo Green
(“F*** You”). After singing the chorus for B.o.B.’s double platinum hit “Nothin’ On You,” Bruno Mars entered the pop landscape as a bonafide singing star in his own right. His gold selling debut LP Doo-Wops & Hooligans
yielded the triple-platinum single “Just the Way You Are” and earned him a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox
, went platinum and became the fast-selling LP of 2012. The scary part? Bruno's just getting started.