Bruno Mars, born Peter Hernandez, is a true entertainer who embodies the spirit of the 1970s and 1980s R&B. With 15 Grammy Awards to his name, Mars is showing no signs of slowing down. But before his rise to fame, there are untold stories from his early life that many fans may not know.
Mars began his show business career at the age of two as the world's youngest Elvis impersonator. Inspired by his uncle, who was also an Elvis impersonator, Mars performed with his family band called The Love Notes and gained local stardom. He told Rolling Stone in a 2013 interview that he would eagerly wait for 2:15, the end of school, so he could pursue his passion for music.
After graduating from high school, Mars moved to Los Angeles to pursue his singing career. He signed with Motown Records but was eventually dropped from the label. Determined to succeed, Mars co-wrote hit songs for other artists and formed a songwriting and producing collective called The Smeezingtons with Phillip Lawrence. They worked on iconic hits like B.
In 2010, Mars released his debut EP, "It's Better If You Don't Understand." A few months later, his debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," was released. Although it initially had a slow start, the album became a sleeper hit and has sold over 15.5 million copies worldwide.
In conclusion, Bruno Mars's journey from a young Elvis impersonator to a Grammy Award-winning superstar is a testament to his dedication and talent. As he continues to entertain audiences worldwide, it will be exciting to see what the future holds for this incredible performer.