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Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including R&B, funk, pop, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars
Mars
is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars
Mars
moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a musical career. After being dropped by Motown
Motown
Records, Mars
Mars
signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
in 2009. In the same year, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for various successful singles for Mars
Mars
himself and other artists. Mars
Mars
rose to fame in 2010 with the release of the successful singles "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B
B.o.B
and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy, both of which featured his vocals on the hooks. His debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010), peaked at number three on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart in the United States and reached number one in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It spawned the international number-one singles "Just the Way You Are", "Grenade", and "The Lazy Song". The former won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2011, Mars
Mars
recorded the single "It Will Rain" for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011). Mars' second album, Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
(2012), peaked at number one in the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and the UK, winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Its singles "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man", reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2014, Mars
Mars
collaborated with Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
on "Uptown Funk", which topped many music charts worldwide, including the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. The song won Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys. In 2016, Shampoo Press & Curl replaced The Smeezingtons on the composition of Mars' third studio album, the R&B-focused, 24K Magic. The record debuted at number two in the United States, Canada, France, and New Zealand and received seven Grammy Awards, winning the major categories of Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. The album yielded the successful singles "24K Magic", "That's What I Like", and "Finesse". Mars
Mars
has sold over 180 million singles and 26 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has released seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
since his career launched in 2010, attaining his first five faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. As a songwriter, he was included in Music Week
Music Week
and Billboard magazine as one of the best songwriters of 2011 and 2013, respectively. Mars
Mars
has received several awards and nominations, including 11 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, nine American Music Awards, 10 Soul Train Awards and holds three Guinness World Records. He has appeared in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011 and Forbes
Forbes
magazine's lists of '30 under 30' in 2013, the world's most powerful celebrities in 2014, and Celebrity 100 in 2018.

Contents

1 Life and career

1.1 1985–2003: Early life and musical beginnings 1.2 2004–2010: Production work and It's Better If You Don't Understand 1.3 2010–2012: Doo-Wops & Hooligans 1.4 2012–2014: Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
and Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII
Halftime Show 1.5 2015–present: Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
Halftime performance and 24K Magic

2 Artistry

2.1 Influences 2.2 Musical style and themes 2.3 Showmanship

3 The Hooligans – Band members 4 Other ventures

4.1 Endorsements 4.2 Philanthropy

5 Achievements 6 Personal life

6.1 Family and relationships 6.2 Race 6.3 Legal issues 6.4 Wealth

7 Discography 8 Filmography 9 Tours and residencies

9.1 Concert tours 9.2 Concert residencies

10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Life and career 1985–2003: Early life and musical beginnings Peter Gene Hernandez was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, and was raised in the Waikiki
Waikiki
neighborhood of Honolulu.[1][2] His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary), and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.[2][3][4] His mother emigrated from the Philippines
Philippines
to Hawaii
Hawaii
as a child, and was of Filipino, and some Spanish, ancestry.[2][3] His parents met while performing in a show in which his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion.[4] At the age of two, he was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father because of his resemblance to professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.[5][6][7] Mars
Mars
is one of six children and came from a musical family which exposed him to a diverse mix of music genres, including reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B.[8][9] His mother was both a singer and a dancer, and his father performed Little Richard
Little Richard
rock and roll music.[10] Mars' uncle was an Elvis impersonator, and also encouraged three-year-old Mars
Mars
to perform on stage. Mars performed songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations.[6] At the age of four, Mars began performing five days a week with his family's band, The Love Notes, and became known in Hawaii
Hawaii
for his impersonation of Elvis Presley.[11] In 1990, Mars
Mars
was featured in the Hawaiian tabloid shopper MidWeek as "Little Elvis", and later appeared in a cameo role in the film Honeymoon in Vegas (1992),[6][12] and performed in the halftime show of the 1990 Aloha Bowl.[13] When Mars
Mars
was 12 years old, his parents divorced, thus ending The Love Notes act and consequently a steady source of income. He moved out of their parents house along with his brother and father. They lived in the back of a car, on rooftops, and in an abandoned bird zoo, Paradise Park, where Mars' father worked before it closed.[14] The time Mars
Mars
spent impersonating Presley had a major impact on his musical evolution and performing techniques.[15] He later began playing guitar after being inspired by American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix.[16] In 2010, he also acknowledged his Hawaiian roots and musical family as an influence, explaining: "Growing up in Hawaii
Hawaii
made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in Hawaii with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments... I've just been surrounded by it."[17][2] When he attended President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu
Honolulu
he performed in a group called The School Boys.[18] After Mars' sister in Los Angeles, California
California
played his demo for Mike Lynn, (the head of A&R at Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment
Aftermath Entertainment
record label), Lynn summoned Mars
Mars
to Los Angeles.[19] In 2003, shortly after graduating from high school at the age of 17, Mars
Mars
moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career.[6][12] He adopted his stage name from the childhood nickname his father gave him, adding "Mars" at the end because: "I felt like I didn't have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls say I’m out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars."[20] Moreover, the adoption of his stage name was also an effort to "avoid being stereotyped", as the music industry tried to pigeonhole him as another Latin artist. They even tried to convince Mars
Mars
to sing in Spanish.[21]

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Hawaii
and never had problems paying rent. And then it's like, 'Now I'm in L.A. and my phone's getting shut off.' That's when reality hit. I started DJ-ing. It was something silly. I told this person I could DJ because they said they could pay me $75 cash under the table. I didn't know how to DJ. I lost that job pretty quick." —Mars, speaking about his experiences of moving to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career.[22]

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Mars
Mars
signed a record contract with Motown
Motown
Records in 2004, but the deal "went nowhere", leading him to have a conversation with will.i.am's management, which also turned out to be fruitless.[23][21] However, the singer's experience with Motown
Motown
proved to be beneficial to his career. Songwriter Philip Lawrence was also signed to the label.[23]

After Mars
Mars
was dropped by the label less than a year after being signed, he stayed in Los Angeles and landed a music publishing deal in 2005 with American record producer Steve Lindsey and Cameron Strang at Westside Independent.[24][19] "Bruno came to the conclusion that the best way to further his career was writing and producing hit songs." —Cameron Strang, speaking about developing Mars' career.[19]

Lindsey showed Mars
Mars
and fellow songwriters Brody Brown and Jeff Bhasker (who Mars
Mars
met through Mike Lynn) the ins and outs of writing pop music and acted as a mentor, helping them to hone their craft.[19][25][26] Bhasker explained that Lindsey would "mentor us, and kind of give us lectures as to what a hit pop song is, because you can have talent and music ability, but understanding what makes a hit pop song is a whole other discipline."[26][24] In a different interview Brown corroborated this story.[25] During this time, Mars
Mars
played cover songs around Los Angeles in a band called Sex Panther with Bhasker and Eric Hernandez (Mars' brother), who eventually became the drummer of Mars' main band, The Hooligans.[19][27] When Philip Lawrence was first told he should meet Mars
Mars
he was reluctant to do so since he did not even have money for bus fare. Keith Harris, drummer for the American musical group The Black Eyed Peas, told Lawrence: "Whatever it costs you to get out here, I'll reimburse you." Lawrence responded: "Just give me five dollars back for the bus."[28] The pair began collaborating, writing songs for Mars, but they received many rejections from record labels. On the verge of giving up, they received a call from Brandon Creed, who was looking for songs for a reunited Menudo. He liked their song "Lost", which was written for Mars. The duo did not want to give the song away, but when they were offered $20,000 for it, they agreed. The sale of this song allowed them to continue working,[28] and Mars and Lawrence decided that they would write and produce songs together for other artists.[19] Eventually, Creed became Mars' manager for nine years.[28][29] In 2006, Lawrence introduced Mars
Mars
to his future A&R manager at Atlantic Records, Aaron Bay-Schuck.[30] After hearing him play a couple of songs on the guitar, Bay-Schuck wanted to sign him immediately, but it took roughly three years for Atlantic records to finally sign Mars
Mars
to the label, because they felt it was too early and that he still needed to develop as an artist.[24][30] Before becoming a successful solo artist, Mars
Mars
was an acknowledged music producer, writing songs for the likes of Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, Sean Kingston, and Flo Rida.[8][22] He also co-wrote the Sugababes' hit song "Get Sexy" (2009) and provided backing vocals on their album Sweet 7 (2010).[31] His first recorded appearance as a singer was on Far East Movement's second studio album, Animal, on the track "3D" (2009).[32] He was also featured on American pastor and hip hop artist Jaeson Ma's debut single "Love" in August 2009 and on Travie McCoy's "One At a Time" (2009), a charity single for MTV's Staying Alive foundation.[33][34][35] He reached prominence as a solo artist after being featured on, and composing (as part of the production group The Smeezingtons) B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" (2009) and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" (2010); both songs peaked within the top ten of many music charts worldwide, with the former charting at number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and the UK Singles Chart.[36][37][38] Mars
Mars
said of these successful singles: "I think those songs weren't meant to be full-sung songs. If I'd sung all of "Nothin' on You", it might've sounded like some '90s R&B."[39] Then, on May 11, 2010, Mars
Mars
released his debut extended play (EP), titled It's Better If You Don't Understand.[40] The EP peaked at number 99 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
US albums chart and a music video was released for the song "The Other Side" featuring CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green
and B.o.B.[41][42] Mars, under The Smeezingtons, composed Green's single "Fuck You" (2010).[43]

2010–2012: Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars
Mars
playing the keyboard in a concert in Houston, Texas. After serving as guest vocalist on B.o.B's and Travie McCoy's singles,[44] Mars
Mars
released "Just the Way You Are" on July 19, 2010.[45] The song was the lead single from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010), and reached number one in the US, Canada, the UK,[36][46][37] and several other countries worldwide.[38] The song holds the record as the longest-reigning debut adult contemporary format hit, spending twenty weeks atop the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States.[47] Mars
Mars
also released two promotional singles, "Liquor Store Blues" featuring Damian Marley
Damian Marley
and "Grenade", before confirming the latter as the album's second single on October 21, 2010.[48][49] "Grenade" also reached number one on the US Hot 100, Canada, and the UK.[36][46][37] It was also successful on other international charts.[38] The album, released on October 5, 2010, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 55,000 copies in its first week of release in the US.[50][51] It charted at number one in Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and other international album charts.[52][37][38] Doo-Wops & Hooligans received generally positive reviews from music critics and has since sold six million copies worldwide.[53][54] In February 2011, "The Lazy Song" was released as the third single from Doo-Wops & Hooligans[55] and became the album's third consecutive top-five hit on the Hot 100, peaking at number four, while reaching the top spot in Denmark and the UK.[36][38][37] "Talking to the Moon" became the fourth official single, only in Brazil, following its appearance on the soundtrack of the Brazilian telenovela Insensato Coração
Insensato Coração
(Irrational Heart) from 2011.[56] It reached the top position on Billboard Brasil's Hot Pop Songs and Hot 100 Airplay, spending several weeks on top of both charts.[57][58] "Marry You" was first released as an international single on August 22, 2011.[59] Although it was not released as a single in the US, it peaked at number 85 on the Hot 100 on January 15, 2011 due to strong digital sales (2.2 million sold as of 2015[update]) and entered in several charts worldwide.[36][38][60] In November 2011, "Count On Me" was released as the album's overall sixth single only in Australia, but charted in various regions.[38][61] Additionally, Mars
Mars
recorded and composed with The Smeezingtons a song titled "It Will Rain", the first single for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 film soundtrack (2011).[62] The song was released on iTunes on September 27, 2011.[63] It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and at number two in New Zealand.[36][38] During this period, Mars
Mars
appeared on a number of collaborative singles, including "Lighters", with American hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, issued on July 5, 2011,[64] "Mirror", with American rapper Lil Wayne, released on September 13, 2011,[65] and "Young, Wild & Free" with American hip hop artists Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa
and Snoop Dogg, available for purchase on October 11, 2011.[66] The songs peaked at number four, sixteen, and seven on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively, and reached the top twenty of various music charts worldwide.[36][38] On September 19, 2010, Mars
Mars
was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada
Nevada
at the Hard Rock Casino for possession of cocaine. While talking to a police officer, Mars
Mars
reportedly declared that what he did was "foolish" and that "he has never used drugs before."[21] Mars
Mars
pleaded guilty to felony drug possession and in return was told that the charges would be erased from his criminal record as long as he stayed out of trouble for a year. He paid a $2,000 fine, did 200 hours of community service, and completed a drug counseling course.[21][67] Nevertheless, in a cover story for GQ magazine in 2013, Mars
Mars
said: "I was young, man! I was in f---ing Vegas...I wasn't thinking". He added: "I was given a number one record and I'm out doing dumb sh--." Mars
Mars
confessed that he lied to the authorities about having done cocaine before, saying "I don't know where that came from", adding: "I was really intoxicated. I was really drunk. So a lot of that is a big blur, and I try every day to forget and keep pushing."[21] Mars
Mars
started to promote his debut album as the opening act for American bands Maroon 5
Maroon 5
and One Republic
One Republic
on the fall leg of the former act's Hands All Over Tour (2010–11). Later, on October 18, 2010, the singer began a co-headlined European concert tour with Travis McCoy that lasted until early November.[50] Doo-Wops & Hooligans received further promotion when the singer embarked on his first headlined concert tour, The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour, which ran from November 2010 to January 2012.[48][68] Most shows took place on smaller venues, such as theaters and ballrooms, which narrowed down Mars' income in the short term, since he rejected various offers to open for notable artists on arena tours, but led to create a substantial fan base.[69][70] At the 2011 Grammy Awards, Mars
Mars
won his first Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just the Way You Are" and received other six nominations for his work: Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Record of the Year for "Nothin' on You"; the latter category along with Song of the Year for "Fuck You" by CeeLo Green, and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical as part of The Smeezingtons.[71][72] At the 2012 Grammy Awards, Mars lost all the six categories in which he was nominated to British singer Adele. This included Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Best Pop Solo Performance, Record and Song of the Year for "Grenade", while Producer of the Year, Non-Classical as The Smeezingtons was lost to Paul Epworth.[73] During this time, Mars
Mars
also won his first American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, International Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards
Brit Awards
and the Echo Award for Best International Male.[74][75]

2012–2014: Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
and Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII
Halftime Show On March 22, 2012, it was announced that Mars
Mars
had signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US.[76] In September 2012, when interviewed by Billboard magazine, Mars
Mars
stated that his next album would be more musically varied and that he refused to "pick a lane", adding: "I want to have the freedom and luxury to walk into a studio and say, 'Today I want to do a hip-hop, R&B, soul or rock record' ". He announced the album title, Unorthodox Jukebox, along with the ten songs which would make the final cut, as well as the title of the first single, "Locked out of Heaven", which would be released on October 1, 2012.[77] It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and Canada and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart.[36][46][37] It also charted within the top ten in various countries.[38] Unorthodox Jukebox, produced mainly by The Smeezingtons, was released on December 11, 2012, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, but eventually peaked at number one on the chart.[77][78] It also charted at number one in Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and in the United Kingdom, where it became the third fastest-selling album by a solo artist in 2012.[52][38][79] The album has since sold six million copies worldwide.[80] "When I Was Your Man" was released as the second single from Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
on January 15, 2013, and also peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100;[36] with the feat, aside from Elvis Presley, no other male artist had achieved five number-one singles on the Hot 100 more quickly than Mars.[81] It reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and was top ten in several countries worldwide.[37][38] The album's third single, "Treasure", peaked at number five in the United States, but had less commercial success worldwide than the previous two singles.[36][38] On May 24, 2013, Major Lazer
Major Lazer
issued a remix of "Bubble Butt" as the fourth single from their album Free the Universe, featuring Tyga, 2 Chainz, Mystic, and Mars
Mars
on vocals.[82] In late 2013, "Gorilla"[83] and "Young Girls"[84] followed as the fourth and fifth singles from Unorthodox Jukebox, and reached the top 35 on the Hot 100.[36] Mars
Mars
ran his second headlining concert tour, the Moonshine Jungle Tour, from June 2013 to October 2014. He also announced a concert residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
in Paradise, Nevada.[85][86] The tour grossed $156.4 million.[87][88] On September 8, 2013, Mars
Mars
was announced as the headline performer at the Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII
halftime show, which would take place on February 2, 2014.[89] American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
served as special guests.[90] It was the first Super Bowl halftime headlined by a performer under 30 of Puerto Rican descent.[91] It was the most watched halftime show in the history of the Super Bowl at that time, drawing a rating of 115.3 million viewers. The viewership for the halftime show was higher than that for the game itself.[92][93] At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Mars
Mars
won the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Unorthodox Jukebox. "Locked Out of Heaven" was nominated for Record and Song of the Year, while "When I Was Your Man" earned a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.[94] In the same year, the album was recognized in Canada with the Juno Award for International Album of the Year.[95] Aside from his music career, Mars
Mars
played the role of a singing Spix's macaw
Spix's macaw
named Roberto in the computer-animated film Rio 2, which was released in theaters on March 20, 2014.[96] He also contributed to the film's soundtrack with the song "Welcome Back".[97] In October 2014, British musician Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
announced that his new single, titled "Uptown Funk", would be released on November 10, 2014 and would feature Mars' vocals.[98] The song was a major commercial success, reaching number one in several countries worldwide, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, where it spent a total of fourteen weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.[36][46][37][38] In 2013, Mars
Mars
was named Artist of the Year by Billboard and ranked number one on Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30' list, a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30 in the United States.[99][100]

2015–present: Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
Halftime performance and 24K Magic After ending the Moonshine Jungle Tour, Mars
Mars
began working on his third studio album, 24K Magic. He wrote on his Facebook
Facebook
page: "Now it's time to start writing chapter 3". The artist had not come up with a date for the release, stating: "Until it's done ... It's gotta be just as good if not better".[101] In March 2015, the artist provided some details of the new album on the Chinese magazine that's Shanghai, confirming Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
and Jeff Bhasker as producers. Mars stated he wanted to improve his songwriting, shows, music videos, and make a better album than the previous two.[102] In the same year, Mars
Mars
(as part of The Smeezingtons) composed "All I Ask", a track from Adele's album 25.[103] Their work with Adele
Adele
brought Mars a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammy Awards.[104] On December 2, 2015, it was announced that British rock band Coldplay would be headlining the Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
halftime show on February 7, 2016.[105] Mars
Mars
and Beyoncé
Beyoncé
were guest acts, the second time appearing on the Super Bowl halftime for both artists. They are only surpassed by Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
and Justin Timberlake, with three appearances each.[106][107] The halftime show for Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
became one of the most watched halftime shows in Super Bowl history.[108] At the 2016 Grammy Awards, Ronson and Mars' single, "Uptown Funk", won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year.[109] In the same year, Mars
Mars
was seen in a recording studio with his band's bass player Jamareo Artis, engineer Charles Moniz, musician Brody Brown, singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt
Andrew Wyatt
and EDM producer Skrillex.[25][110][111] Moniz confirmed the album was close to being finished and Artis claimed it was set to be released in 2016.[112][113] The album was to be issued in March, but Mars' appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show led the release to be postponed several months. At that time, seven songs for the album had already been recorded.[114] In May 2016, the singer split with his manager, Brandon Creed, and also starred in the second season of Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
as a musical guest.[29][115] In 2017, the corresponding edition of the Guinness Book of World Records
Guinness Book of World Records
recognized Mars
Mars
as the "First Male Artist to achieve three 10-million-selling-singles".[116] "24K Magic" was released as the lead single from 24K Magic on October 7, 2016.[117] The single was promoted with a performance on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
and peaked at number four in the United States.[118][36] It reached the top spot in Belgium (Flanders), France and New Zealand.[38] In November, CBS broadcast an interview segment on 60 Minutes, presented by journalist Lara Logan, in which Mars
Mars
talked about his new album and humble roots. This was his first television appearance in four years.[119] 24K Magic, released on November 18, 2016, debuted at number two on the album charts of the United States, Canada, France and New Zealand.[120][52][38] It received positive reviews from music critics and was composed mainly by Shampoo Press & Curl, a production team consisting of Mars, Philip Lawrence and Brody Brown, which replaced The Smeezingtons.[121][122] "That's What I Like" was released as the album's second single on January 30, 2017 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[123][36] However, it had less success in international markets.[38] In June, the original version and a remix with French DJ David Guetta
David Guetta
of "Versace on the Floor" were issued as the album's third single.[124][125] It reached the top 35 of the Hot 100.[36] In November, "Chunky" was announced as the album's fourth single only in Australia.[126] Lastly, "Finesse", remixed to feature American rapper Cardi B, was released as the last single from 24K Magic on January 4, 2018.[127] It became a top-three single on the Hot 100 and Canada, while reaching number two in New Zealand.[36][46][38] The singer's third headlining concert tour, the 24K Magic World Tour, began in March 2017 and ended in December 2018. The tour grossed more than $300 million worldwide.[128] In September 2017, American entertainment magazine Us Weekly
Us Weekly
announced plans for a TV special by Mars
Mars
at the Apollo Theater
Apollo Theater
in New York City.[129] It was later confirmed that Mars
Mars
would be starring in his first TV concert special, titled Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo, a one-hour special, which would be aired by CBS
CBS
on November 29.[130] Mars
Mars
received seven awards at the 2017 American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, two for "That's What I Like" and other two for his album 24K Magic.[131] He also won Album/Mixtape of the Year at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards, in addition to four other awards at the ceremony.[132] At the 2018 Grammy Awards, Mars
Mars
won in the six categories for which he was nominated: Album of the Year and Best R&B Album for 24K Magic, Record of the Year for the title track and Song of The Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "That's What I Like". 24K Magic also won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for the work of the album's engineers.[133] In the same year, Mars
Mars
won several awards in R&B categories at the Billboard and iHeartRadio Music Awards.[134][135] In early 2018, according to singer Jackie Jackson, Mars
Mars
had worked on Michael Jackson's music.[136] However, Mars
Mars
denied any involvement in Jackson's music.[137] Despite Nile Rodgers stating that Mars
Mars
would be featured on Chic's studio album It’s About Time (2018), he wasn't.[138][139] Singer Charlie Wilson also admitted that he and Mars
Mars
were working on a collboration.[140] In the same year, Forbes
Forbes
reported that Mars left Brandon Creed's management company due to the latter selling half of it. Mars
Mars
took his business affairs under his own management company, Gorilla Management, which is operated by Aaron Elharar.[128] Mars
Mars
and rapper Kodak Black
Kodak Black
were featured on Gucci Mane's single "Wake Up in the Sky", which was issued in September 2018.[citation needed] It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.[36] On February 5, 2019, Mars
Mars
announced his second Las Vegas concert residency, which is set to launch at Park MGM's Park Theatre in April 29, 2019.[141] On February 15, Cardi B
Cardi B
released a single alongside Mars
Mars
called "Please Me", which peaked at number three on the US Hot 100 chart.[142][36]

Artistry Influences .mw-parser-output .tmulti .thumbinner display:flex;flex-direction:column .mw-parser-output .tmulti .trow display:flex;flex-direction:row;clear:left;flex-wrap:wrap;width:100%;box-sizing:border-box .mw-parser-output .tmulti .tsingle margin:1px;float:left .mw-parser-output .tmulti .theader clear:both;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;align-self:center;background-color:transparent;width:100% .mw-parser-output .tmulti .thumbcaption text-align:left;background-color:transparent .mw-parser-output .tmulti .text-align-left text-align:left .mw-parser-output .tmulti .text-align-right text-align:right .mw-parser-output .tmulti .text-align-center text-align:center @media all and (max-width:720px) .mw-parser-output .tmulti .thumbinner width:100%!important;box-sizing:border-box;max-width:none!important;align-items:center .mw-parser-output .tmulti .trow justify-content:center .mw-parser-output .tmulti .tsingle float:none!important;max-width:100%!important;box-sizing:border-box;text-align:center .mw-parser-output .tmulti .thumbcaption text-align:center Musicians including Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(left) and Prince (right) have influenced Mars. As a child, Mars
Mars
spent time impersonating Elvis Presley. This playact had a major impact on his musical evolution; he later reflected: I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan.[15] He also impersonated Michael Jackson and Little Richard, both of whom are major inspirations of his.[6][10] Mars
Mars
was raised on his father's doo-wop collection — "simple four-chord songs that got straight to the point" and on Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Frankie Lymon.[143][144] The hip-hop productions by The Neptunes and Timbaland, that were played on the radio constantly, also influenced him.[143] Mars' musical style gravitated initially towards R&B since he was influenced by artists such as Keith Sweat, Jodeci, and R. Kelly.[145] As a child he also took notice of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, Teddy Riley and Babyface.[146] At the same time, he also listened to 1950s rock 'n' roll, doo-wop music, and Motown.[145] In high school, he listened to classic rock groups such as Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, whose influences can be heard in Mars' work,[145] as well as singers with high voices, like Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
and Freddie Mercury.[147] Bob Marley, and local bands in Hawaii, were a major influence and account for his reggae roots.[4] Hip-hop acts like Jay-Z, The Roots, and Cody Chesnutt
Cody Chesnutt
were among some of Mars' favourites, and have influenced his composition skills.[145] Each of these musical genres has influenced Mars' musical style; he observed that: "It's not easy to [create] songs with that mixture of rock and soul and hip-hop, and there's only a handful of them."[145] Mars
Mars
also admires classical music.[148] Other artists Mars
Mars
has said inspired his work include: Janet Jackson,[149] Jimi Hendrix,[145][148] Amy Winehouse,[150] Sly Stone, Carlos Santana, George Clinton, Coldplay, and Usher.[10][148][151] Mars
Mars
has also stated that he is a fan of: Alicia Keys, Jessie J, Jack White, The Saturdays, and Kings of Leon.[152]

Musical style and themes Mars' music has been noted for displaying a wide variety of styles, musical genres, and influences, including pop,[153] rock,[153] reggae,[153] R&B,[154] soul,[155] and hip hop.[143] His debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, a pop record, is influence by these genres.[155] His subsequent release, Unorthodox Jukebox, as with his debut album, is infused with different influences including dance, rock reggae and soul, as well as balladry.[156][157] Lyrically, the album is different from the former, addressing traditional notions of romance, male chauvinism, and sexuality.[156][158] The explicit content in the song "Gorilla" caused a controversy in Australia.[159] Many of his songs, particularly on Doo-Wops & Hooligans, reflect "feel-good", carefree, and optimistic sentiments.[160][161] However, darker subjects are addressed in his songs, detailing failed relationships and self-destructive behaviour.[155][162] Mars' third album, 24K Magic, was significantly influenced by R&B, soul music and funk.[163][164] Lyrically, the album involves themes of money and sex.[165] Mars
Mars
has explained his writing process: "I don't sit down and think, 'I'm going to write a song', since "You can’t force creativeness" as inspiration comes out of the blue in different places. Ideas occur suddenly to him; and occasionally, he is able to materialize them into lyrics.[102] Mars
Mars
claims that his work with other artists has influenced his musical style: " Nothin' on You
Nothin' on You
had a Motown
Motown
vibe, Billionaire was a reggae acoustic guitar-driven song, though one of my favourites is the CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green
song. I don't think anyone else could've sung that song. And there's Just the Way You Are. If you know my story, you know I love all different genres of music." [166] Mars
Mars
states that growing up in Hawaii
Hawaii
influenced his style, giving the songs a reggae sound. He explains: "In Hawaii
Hawaii
some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. That music brings people together. It's not urban music or pop music. It's just songs. That's what makes it cross over so well. The song comes first."[4] Philip Lawrence, one of his music partners from The Smeezingtons, stated: "What people don't know is there's a darker underbelly to Bruno Mars." Nevertheless, most of his music is romantic and Mars himself says: "I blame that on me singing to girls back in high school".[39] Mars
Mars
possesses a three octave tenor vocal range.[157] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times
The New York Times
commented that he is one of the most "versatile and accessible singers in pop, with a light, soul-influenced voice that's an easy fit in a range of styles, a universal donor",[143] while Tim Sendra from AllMusic described Mars' vocals on Doo-Wops & Hooligans as "the kind of smooth instrument that slips into your ear like honey."[167] Jody Rosen from Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
called Mars
Mars
a "nimble, soulful vocalist" on Unorthodox Jukebox. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News praised Mars' voice due to "the purity, cream and range of mid-period Michael Jackson" in a review of a concert promoting Unorthodox Jukebox.[168] On 24K Magic, Consequence of Sound's Karen Gwen afirmed that Mars
Mars
showed his "pips" and pushed his vocals to the limit. She described his voice as a "clear, unapologetic tenor" being a "blessing" nowadays.[169] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times found 24K Magic to show Mars' vocal ability from tenderness to "the more forceful side of his voice".[170] Mars
Mars
is also able to play drums,[171][172] guitar,[172][173] keyboard,[173] bass,[172] and piano.[81][173] Mars
Mars
usually plays the instrumentation or part of it, on his albums and on the songs he composes for other artists.[172][174]

Showmanship Bruno Mars
Mars
and The Hooligans performing with strobe lights Mars
Mars
is known for his retro showmanship which is widely acclaimed by tour critics and reviewers.[175][176][177] Deanna Ramsay of The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
described Mars
Mars
as a "truly global star".[178] Boston Herald's Jim Sullivan compared Mars' shownmaship to Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
and Elvis Presley.[175] Kevin Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
called Mars
Mars
a "consummate performer."[179] The Boston Globe's Sarah Rodman said that Mars
Mars
shows an "indefatigable ecstatic approach to performing" and "classic showmanship."[176] In the same vein, Jim Farber of the Daily News stated of the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII
that Mars
Mars
"brings old-school showmanship to dynamic performance."[177] During The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour, Ara Jansan from The West Australian called the performance "one of the most creative and exciting displays of musical artistry" she had witnessed in a long time and noticed the concert attracted a wide-ranging audience of all age groups.[180] The Oregonian's Robert Ham explained that the singer not only grabbed the spectators' attention throughout the entire concert, but he also sang every note by himself with noticeable guitar skills.[181] On the Moonshine Jungle Tour, Jason Lipshutz of Billboard described Mars' performance as "entertaining ... keeping smiles plastered on the faces of his onlookers, and he does a better job at it than almost anyone working in music right now".[182] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine placed Mars
Mars
at number 35 on its list of 50 Best Live Acts Right Now in 2013; "Anyone from the age of 5 to 95 can walk out of a Bruno Mars
Mars
concert feeling like the show was designed just for them. Mars
Mars
walks the old-school walk and talks the sexy talk, but he also nails the hits, leads a super-energetic nine-piece soul band, and rips a mean drum solo".[183] NFL executives Sarah Moll and Tracy Perlman stated that: "If you go to his concerts, it's 11-year-old girls to 65-year-old women—it's everyone", after seeing The Moonshine Jungle tour several times during the summer of 2013.[99] Mars' concerts feature The Hooligans, a band that includes: a guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, and a horn section. They also serve as dancers and background singers.[179][184] Critics noted the difference the backup band and the arrangements made to the sound of the live versions of the songs compared to those on the album.[180][185] Mars' shows feature all-band choreographed dancing arrangements, which include footwork that is inspired by James Brown
James Brown
and the splits.[183][186][187] His shows are heavily influenced by the disco era with a soul revue-inspired set.[179][177] In addition, long, mellow, and soft interludes that echo the smooth contemporary R&B style which was popular during the 1990s are also part of the show.[179][184] His set list blends several genres of music such as: pop, doo-wop, funk, R&B, soul and reggae.[179][176] His first two headlining concert tours included various covers.[182][185] Mars' shows usually feature pyrotechnics, strobe and laser lighting,[176][179] and he typically plays the drums and guitar.[176][179]

The Hooligans – Band members

Current members[188][189] Bruno Mars – lead vocals, guitar (2010–present) Philip Lawrence – backing vocals (2010–present) Phredley Brown – keyboard (2010–2012), lead guitar (2012–present), backing vocals (2010–present) Jamareo Artis – bass guitar (2010–present) Eric Hernandez – drums (2010–present) Kameron Whalum – trombone (2010–present) Dwayne Dugger – saxophone (2010–present) James King – trumpet (2010–present) John Fossit – keyboard (2012–present) Former members[190] Kenji Chan – lead guitar (2010–2012)

Other ventures Endorsements On May 12, 2013, Mars
Mars
tweeted a picture of himself using an electronic cigarette. On May 30, 2013, a press release was published reporting Mars' investment in the NJOY Electronic Cigarette Company, "in order to quit smoking for his mother", since the singer "believes in the product and the company's mission."[191] Mars
Mars
decided to invest in Chromatik, which makes digital versions of sheet music for the web and iPad. Mars
Mars
said: "I love that Chromatik will bring better music education into schools" ... "[a]nd I'm happy to be a part of it."[192] In 2014, Bruno Mars
Mars
teamed up with three partners to launch the "Selvarey Rum" brand which includes Selvarey White, made of blended three and five-year aged Panamanian rums and the five-year-old rum flavored with chocolate, Selvarey Cacao.[193]

Philanthropy On February 26, 2014, it was announced that Mars
Mars
had partnered with the Hawai'i Community Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation to establish a GRAMMY Camp Scholarship Fund, in order to support the next generation of music makers with funds to provide financial assistance for qualified needs-based applicants from Hawaii.[194] On September 27, 2017, Mars
Mars
expanded his camp scholarship in order to include applicants from all over the United States. The singer established the partnership in honor of his mother.[195] Mars' donated $100,000 (US) to the orphans of Bantay Bata, who were among the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, in order to raise the morale of those who lost their families and homes.[196] Mars
Mars
performed at the Make It Right gala, whose campaign goal is to "help build homes for people in need."[197] He also performed at the Robin Hood Foundation's 2014 annual benefit in New York, whose goal is to "fight poverty in New York City
New York City
by supporting more than 200 nonprofits with financial and technical assistance."[198] A day before a concert in the Philippines
Philippines
the singer donated $100,000 (US) to the "Typhoon Yolanda" survivors.[199] In 2017, Mars
Mars
donated 1 million dollars from the show at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan to help the victims of the Flint water crisis.[200] The singer participated in the "Somos Una Voz" relief initiative, created by Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
and Marc Anthony, in order to help survivors of the Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria
in Puerto Rico and Mexico's 7.1 earthquake.[201] In November 2018, Mars
Mars
announced he will donate 24,000 meals in aid to the Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division's 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner.[202]

Achievements See also: List of awards and nominations received by Bruno Mars Bruno Mars
Mars
has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including eleven Grammy Awards,[203] three Brit Awards,[204] four Guinness World Record[116][205][206] nine American and 10 Soul Train Music Awards.[207][208] In 2011, Mars
Mars
made Time magazine's 100 list, while his former songwriting and record producing team, The Smeezingtons, earned several accolades.[209][210][211] Along with Adele
Adele
and John Legend, Mars
Mars
is one of the only artists who has a song that features only piano and vocals to top the Hot 100.[212] He is the first male artist to place two titles as a lead act in the Hot 100's top 10 simultaneously.[213] Mars
Mars
became the first solo male artist whose first 13 Top 40 hits all reached the Top 10 on the American Top 40.[214] In total, he has had seven number-one singles on the Hot 100 chart.[36] In 2018, Mars
Mars
matched Beyonce and Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
as the only artists with three Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
from their first three studio albums. Carey had three singles on the top five from her first four albums.[215] In the same year, Mars
Mars
became the first solo male artist with nine number ones on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.[216] At the 2018 Grammys, Mars
Mars
became the second artist to win Record and Song of the Year with two different songs from the same album.[217] As of 2018[update], Mars, Ed Sheeran and Jewel are the only artists with two songs to spend at least half an year on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
Top 10.[218] According to the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI), "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" are two of the most successful digital singles of all time, with sales of 12.5 million and 10.2 million, respectively. This contributed to Mars
Mars
becoming the biggest selling artist of 2012.[219] His songs "Just The Way You Are", "Grenade", "Locked Out Of Heaven", and "When I Was Your Man" have each sold over 4 million digital copies, making him the first male artist to do so as a lead singer.[220] Six of his singles are counted among the best-selling singles of all time.[221] As of 2014[update], Mars
Mars
has sold over 130 million records worldwide.[222] As of 2017[update], the singer has sold over 180 million singles and 26 million albums worldwide.[223][146] Because of the ticket reselling that occurred during the week after the Super Bowl, and in order to limit that kind of profiteering, Hawaii
Hawaii
Senate President Donna Mercado Kim
Donna Mercado Kim
introduced Senate Resolution 12, also known as the Bruno Mars
Mars
Act. It limits all ticket purchases within 48 hours of the on-sale date to the physical box office. This ensures that anyone who comes to the box office to buy tickets for a show should almost certainly be guaranteed a ticket and discourages ticket scalping.[224] The State Senate in Hawaii
Hawaii
passed the law.[225]

Personal life Family and relationships Mars's brother, Eric, has continuously served as the drummer for his backup band, The Hooligans. Their sisters, Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley, as well as their cousin Jaime, make up the all-girl music group The Lylas. When she was young, Jamie moved in with the siblings due to parental issues.[226] Mars
Mars
began dating model Jessica Caban in 2011.[227] The two remain a couple as of 2018[update], residing together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills with a Rottweiler
Rottweiler
named "Geronimo".[146] Mars
Mars
returned from an overseas gig in May 2013 when he learned in the Los Angeles airport that his mother was gravely ill. He immediately got on a plane to Hawaii. His mother died the next day.[146] On June 2, 2013, a publicist for Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
confirmed to the Associated Press that Mars' mother had suffered a brain aneurysm. She had died on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at age 55, at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.[228][229] Later, on June 7, 2013, the singer broke his silence concerning the loss of his mother on Twitter writing: "So thankful for all the love during the most difficult time in my life. I'll be back on my feet again soon. That's what mom wants, she told me."[230][231]

Race In 2013, Mars
Mars
confessed that "Nothin' on You" was rejected by a "music industry decision-maker" because of his race. That experience made him feel like a "mutant", and he says that was his lowest point. "Even with that song in my back pocket to seal the deal, things like that are coming out of people's mouths. It made me feel like I wasn't even in the room."[232] In 2018, Mars
Mars
was accused of cultural appropriation on social media for using his racial ambiguity to profit from black music, and was criticized for mimicking the sound of past artists. Various black celebrities, including Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, 9th Wonder, Marjua Estevez, and Stereo Williams dismissed the accusations.[233][234][235] Mars
Mars
has spoken often about his influences and has given credit to several black artists, such as Babyface, Teddy Riley, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.[233][236]

Legal issues On January 28, 2014, Demetrius Orlandus Proctor filed a lawsuit, claiming he holds the copyright for the Travie McCoy
Travie McCoy
and Mars' track "Billionaire". Proctor claimed he owned the copyright to the music and lyrics of the track since March 31, 2011, though the song was released a year before. As evidence, Proctor has submitted a United States Copyright Office registration certificate for "Frisky Vol. 1 to 30 (Tapes)", issued in 2000. Proctor accused McCoy and Mars
Mars
of "willful and intentional" infringe copyright, seeking the destruction of all copies of the recording. Proctor claims he has exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the song.[237] Ronson and Mars' "Uptown Funk" has received various accusations and lawsuits due to copyright infringement. In 2015, similarities with "Oops Up Side Your Head" by The Gap Band
The Gap Band
led them, along with keyboardist Rudolph Taylor, and producer Lonnie Simmons to be added as co-writers of "Uptown Funk".[238] In the same year, Serbian artist Viktorija
Viktorija
argued that "Uptown Funk" infringed on her track "Ulice mračne nisu za devojke". She decided not to sue Mars
Mars
and Ronson.[239] In 2016, electro-funk band Collage sued Ronson and Mars
Mars
for copying their single, "Young Girls", while The Sequence, a rap group, claimed it infringed their single " Funk
Funk
You Up" and sued a year later.[240][241] In 2017, Lastrada Entertainment accused and led a lawsuit due to similarities with "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp. The company seeks damage, a jury trial and want to prevent Ronson from profiting with "Uptown Funk".[242][243] In 2018, the Collage lawsuit was dropped, it was not revealed if there was any financial settlement.[243] "Treasure" was re-registered in ASCAP with new writing credits, which included Thibaut Jean-Marrie Michel Berland and Irfane Khan Christopher, due to the similarities with Breakbot's "Baby I'm Yours".[244][245]

Wealth Billboard estimated Mars' earnings around $18,839,681, making him the twelfth highest paid musician of 2013.[246] Forbes
Forbes
magazine began reporting on Bruno Mars' earnings in 2014, calculating that the $60 million earned between June 2013 to June 2014, for his music and tour, which made him thirteenth on the list of The World's Most Powerful Celebrities.[247] In June 2017, Mars
Mars
ranked at sixth on the Forbes
Forbes
World's Highest Paid Celebrities, earning an estimated $39 million throughout June 2016 – June 2017.[248] In July 2018, Forbes
Forbes
announced that Mars
Mars
was America's highest-paid musician of 2017, with an estimated total of $100 million. This, in turn, placed him at number 11 on the Celebrity 100 list as well as being his highest yearly earnings to date.[128]

Discography Main article: Bruno Mars
Mars
discography Studio albums

Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) Unorthodox Jukebox
Unorthodox Jukebox
(2012) 24K Magic (2016) Filmography See also: Bruno Mars
Mars
videography Honeymoon in Vegas
Honeymoon in Vegas
(1992) Rio 2
Rio 2
(2014) Tours and residencies

Concert tours Headlining The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour (2010–12) Moonshine Jungle Tour
Moonshine Jungle Tour
(2013–14) 24K Magic World Tour
24K Magic World Tour
(2017–18) Co-headlining; European tour with Travie McCoy
Travie McCoy
(2010) (European select dates) Opening act Hands All Over Tour (Maroon 5) (2010-11) (North American select dates)

Concert residencies Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
(2013–14) Park MGM
Park MGM
(2019)

See also Bruno Mars portal

Book: Bruno Mars

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(1989) Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence
(1991) Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
(1994) Prince (1995) Prince (1996) Beck
Beck
(1997) Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
(1998) Beck
Beck
(1999) Beck
Beck
(2000) Eminem
Eminem
(2001) Shaggy (2002) Eminem
Eminem
(2003) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2004) Eminem
Eminem
(2005) Kanye West
Kanye West
(2006) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2007) Kanye West
Kanye West
(2008) Kanye West
Kanye West
(2009) Jay-Z
Jay-Z
(2010) CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green
(2011) Bruno Mars
Mars
(2012) Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean
(2013) Bruno Mars
Mars
(2014) Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
(2015) Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
(2016) Drake (2017) Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar
(2018) Drake (2019)

vte Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year1959–1979 The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand Album
The Barbra Streisand Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
& João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – George Harrison
George Harrison
& Friends (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Various Artists (1979) 1980–2000 52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
& Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and Various Artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV
MTV
Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000) 2001–present Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
Soundtrack
– Various Artists (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
& Various Artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Mars
(2018) Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves
(2019)

vte Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year1959−1980 "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980) 1981−2000 "Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000) 2001−present "Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
& Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
& Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Mars
(2018) "This Is America" by Childish Gambino (2019)

vte Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year1959−1980 "Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme of Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send In the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980) 1981−2000 "Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle
Graham Lyle
& Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000) 2001−present "Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott
Hillary Scott
(songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles
Ray Charles
McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018) "This Is America" – Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson & Jeffery Lamar Williams (songwriters) (2019)

vte Billboard Year-End number one singles (2000–2019) 2000: "Breathe" – Faith Hill 2001: "Hanging by a Moment" – Lifehouse 2002: "How You Remind Me" – Nickelback 2003: "In da Club" – 50 Cent 2004: "Yeah!" – Usher featuring Lil Jon
Lil Jon
and Ludacris 2005: "We Belong Together" – Mariah Carey 2006: "Bad Day" – Daniel Powter 2007: "Irreplaceable" – Beyoncé 2008: "Low" – Flo Rida
Flo Rida
featuring T-Pain 2009: "Boom Boom Pow" – The Black Eyed Peas 2010: "Tik Tok" – Kesha 2011: "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Thrift Shop" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "Love Yourself" – Justin Bieber 2017: "Shape of You" – Ed Sheeran 2018: "God's Plan" – Drake

Complete list (1946–1959) (1960–1979) (1980–1999) (2000–2019)

vteBest-selling singles by year in the United Kingdom1952–1969 1952: "Here in My Heart" – Al Martino 1953: "I Believe" – Frankie Laine 1954: "Secret Love" – Doris Day 1955: "Rose Marie" – Slim Whitman 1956: "I'll Be Home" – Pat Boone 1957: "Diana" – Paul Anka 1958: "Jailhouse Rock" – Elvis Presley 1959: "Living Doll" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1960: "It's Now or Never" – Elvis Presley 1961: "Wooden Heart" – Elvis Presley 1962: "I Remember You" – Frank Ifield (UK) 1963: "She Loves You" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1965: "Tears" – Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
(UK) 1966: "Green, Green Grass of Home" – Tom Jones (UK) 1967: "Release Me" – Engelbert Humperdinck (UK) 1968: "Hey Jude" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1969: "Sugar, Sugar" – The Archies 1970–1989 1970: "The Wonder of You" – Elvis Presley 1971: "My Sweet Lord" – George Harrison
George Harrison
(UK) 1972: "Amazing Grace" – Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
(UK) 1973: "I Love You Love Me Love" – Gary Glitter
Gary Glitter
(UK) 1974: "Tiger Feet" – Mud (UK) 1975: "Bye Bye Baby" – Bay City Rollers
Bay City Rollers
(UK) 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" – Brotherhood of Man
Brotherhood of Man
(UK) 1977: "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" – Wings (UK) 1978: "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring" – Boney M. 1979: "Bright Eyes" – Art Garfunkel 1980: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – The Police
The Police
(UK) 1981: "Tainted Love" – Soft Cell
Soft Cell
(UK) 1982: "Come On Eileen" – Dexys Midnight Runners
Dexys Midnight Runners
(UK) 1983: "Karma Chameleon" – Culture Club
Culture Club
(UK) 1984: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid (UK) 1985: "The Power of Love" – Jennifer Rush 1986: "Don't Leave Me This Way" – The Communards (UK) 1987: "Never Gonna Give You Up" – Rick Astley
Rick Astley
(UK) 1988: "Mistletoe and Wine" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1989: "Ride on Time" – Black Box 1990–2009 1990: "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1993: "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" – Meat Loaf 1994: "Love Is All Around" – Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
(UK) 1995: "Unchained Melody" – Robson & Jerome (UK) 1996: "Killing Me Softly" – Fugees 1997: "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" – Elton John
Elton John
(UK) 1998: "Believe" – Cher 1999: "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears 2000: "Can We Fix It?" – Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
(UK) 2001: "It Wasn't Me" – Shaggy featuring Rikrok
Rikrok
(UK) 2002: "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" – Will Young
Will Young
(UK) 2003: "Where Is the Love?" – The Black Eyed Peas 2004: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid 20 (UK) 2005: "(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" – Tony Christie
Tony Christie
featuring Peter Kay
Peter Kay
(UK) 2006: "Crazy" – Gnarls Barkley 2007: "Bleeding Love" – Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
(UK) 2008: "Hallelujah" – Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke
(UK) 2009: "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga 2010–present 2010: "Love the Way You Lie" – Eminem
Eminem
featuring Rihanna 2011: "Someone like You" – Adele
Adele
(UK) 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
2013: "Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I.
T.I.
& Pharrell Williams 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
(UK) featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla (UK) 2017: "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
(UK) 2018: "One Kiss" - Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris
and Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa
(UK)

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