Bruno Mars born as Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship, and performing in a wide range of musical styles, including Pop, R&B, Funk, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, and horns.
He has given a lot of hit tracks like When I Was Your Man, Locked Out Of Heaven, Grenade, Just The Way You Are, Uptown Funk, The Lazy Song, 24K Magic, Marry You, and Billionaire.
Bruno Mars moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a musical career. After being dropped by Motown Records, Mars signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2009. In the same year, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for various successful singles for Mars himself and other artists.
Mars rose to fame in 2010 with the release of the successful singles “Nothin’ on You” by 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 chart in the United States and reached number one in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Billboard estimated Mars’ earnings around $18,839,681, making him the twelfth highest paid musician of 2013. 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. In June 2017, Mars ranked at sixth on the Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities, earning an estimated $39 million throughout June 2016 – June 2017.
In July 2018, Forbes announced that 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. In 2019, he was placed at number 54 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, with estimated earnings of $51.5 million throughout June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.