Undoubtedly one of the world’s finest singer-songwriters, Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award-winning R&B artist who shot to stardom for taking part in a wide range of musical styles. Since Mars emerged in the music industry, he has been able to give his fans what they like, when they like it, and how they like it most.
Though these feats didn’t come on a platter of gold, they helped in making him the lord of pop he is today and also set him apart as the most consistently popular singer-songwriter of his era.
Bruno has released three studio albums of the highest standard. His first album – Doo-Wops and Hooligans – was released in 2010 with three superb singles – Just The Way You Are, Grenade, and The Lazy Song.
He dropped his second album – Unorthodox Jukebox in 2012. The top-notch album later made its way to the number one spot on the list of best-selling albums in the U.S and also gave rise to the release of hit singles When I Was A Man, Locked Out Of Heaven, and Treasure.
Up for more cash and fame, Mars went on to release his third studio album titled 24K Magic (2016), which gave birth to hit singles 24K Magic and That’s What I Like.
To his credit, Mars is a winner of five Grammy Awards, three Guinness World Records, and three Brits Awards. He has sold over 130 million records worldwide and was nominated in six categories at the 54th Grammy Awards.
In this article, we’ll bring to light, everything you need to know about the respected hip-hop superstar including his net worth, height, and house.
Bruno Mars Bio, Wiki, Facts
Born as Peter Gene Hernandez, Bruno’s parents (Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot) had him on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Truth is, his iconic R&B enviable height in the music industry comes as no surprise. This is because Mars’ family has a history of music background. His father, Peter is a Percussion artist while his mother was a prominent singer and hula dancer, whose skillfulness supposedly stole Peter’s heart the first time they met.
Mars was raised together with his five siblings in Waikiki, Honolulu, where he was popularly known as Peter Gene. However, at the age of two, his father named him “Bruno” because of his striking resemblance to iconic wrestler Bruno Sammartino. The singer went on to attach Mars to his name after moving to Los Angeles to pursue his musical career.
Bruno had his high school education at President Theodore Roosevelt High School where he performed severally with a group called The School Boys – thanks to his exposure on a diverse mix of genres and his numerous outings with his family’s band, The Love Note.
Like most renowned musical artists, JustThe Way You Are hitmaker, Bruno Mars, tried his hands on so many fields before shooting to stardom. In addition to producing music for most notable singers, Mars wrote songs for bigshots like Sean Kingston, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, and Alexandra Burke.
His big break, however, came in 2010 after his debut studio album Doo-Wops and Hooligans made its way to the top of the chart lists in the U.S and several other countries. The smooth-voiced pop lord reportedly made a whopping $70 million from this album.
Bruno Mars Height, Ethnicity
Mars has a diverse ethnic background. His father, a musical performer, is half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent while his mother is of Filipino and Spanish. The couple met at an event where they performed as invited artists.
Absolutely, there’s a lot to admire and love about iconic singer Bruno Mars and the fact that the Grammy Award winner is not a tall guy makes it more interesting. Mars’ height is put at 1.65 m, which makes him kind of short for a pop star.
Bruno Mars House, Net Worth
24K Magic hitmaker Peter Gene Hernandez lives in a swanky 9,000 square-foot home in Studio City, Los Angeles. The magnificent property, purchased at $6.5 million has a coffee bar, infinity pool and heated cabana, a wine cellar, a family room with a bar, a separate children’s wing with two bedrooms, and more jaw-dropping structures. Recently, it was reported online that he sold the house for $3,347,500 in an off-market deal.
Having sold over 130 million records worldwide, Mars is apparently one of the biggest artists in the world. He has an impressive net worth of $105 million which he accumulated from his music career and other tangible endeavors.