BET Awards 2017 | Behind the Lights of Bruno Mars

Check out why Bruno Mars is more than just a singer.
  1. Candie’s Foundation

    (Photo: Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
    (Photo: Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)

    Candie’s Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on teen pregnancy prevention. Bruno has aided this foundation and performed at their gala in 2011. Aretha Franklin and Ciara were also among performers for this organization.

  2. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

    In 2014, Bruno Mars donated $100,000 to the youth victims of Typhoon Yolanda. The super typhoon was a devastating disaster in the Philippines and Bruno aided to help in resources for the youth.


    (Photo: is a global organization that advocates for social change. It aims to motivate young people to make positive changes in their community. This is yet another non-profit organization that Bruno Mars is a part of!

  4. Talented All Around!

    (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

    Not only is Bruno Mars a phenomenal singer, he also knows how to play several musical instruments! Bruno is well versed in playing the guitar, drums, bass and keyboard. We’re trying to figure out what he can’t do!

  5. Jack Of All Trades

    (Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage for Clear Channel)
    (Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage for Clear Channel)

    You already know that Bruno is a talented musician, but did you know he's also a songwriter? Bruno's tracks have been used by popular artists such as Travis McCoy, B.O.B, Justin Bieber and CeeLo Green.

  6. It Runs In The Family

    Bruno isn't the only singer in his family, his sisters have talent too! Bruno's four sisters — Jaime, Tahiti, Presley and Tiara Hernandez — are in a group called The Lylas.

  7. Born A Star

    Bruno was born to be a star! From the early age of 4, he was performing as an Elvis Presley impersonator, giving him the nickname "Little Elvis."

  8. Straight To The Top!

    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

    Recently, Bruno Mars's "That's What I Like" scored him his seventh Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 spot. With his seventh song reaching No. 1 on the Hot 100 list, he is the fastest solo male artist to reach this achievement since Elvis!

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