Name: Bruno Mars (né Peter Hernandez)
Hails from: Hawaii
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, producer
Known for: Co-writing and producing the most viral song of 2010, Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You”; co-writing and lending his smooth R&B stylings to B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” which was nominated for Best Pop Video at this year’s VMAs, where Mars performed a “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes” and “The Only Exception” medley with B.o.B and Paramore’s Hayley Williams, a trio MTV billed as the VMAs’ “dream team” (watch a grainy version of it here); looking kinda dorky cool in a fedora.
Speaking of dreams, Hawaiian native Bruno Mars, who is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent, has been steadily realizing his of late. After penning the feel-good kiss-off song of the summer and getting nominated for a VMA, the 23 year-old singer, who’s thus far been better known for his writing and producing skillz, will finally take center stage with the release of his solo debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, on October 5th.
[photo via Global Grind]
Filed under: B.o.B, Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Fuck You, Dream Teams, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Hayley Williams, Kanye West, Mixed People, Mixed-Race People, Music Producers, Musicians, Paramore, Peter Hernandez, Pinoy Pride, Pinoys, Singer/Songwriters, Taylor Swift, Video Music Awards, VMAs
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