You have to write the song the world is going to want to hear and play it over and over again. A."A friend introduced Mars to songwriter Phillip Lawrence, who agreed to help Mars compose material.
They presented a song they had written and recorded to a record label, who liked it but wanted one of their own artists to perform it.
Garth surprised me with a trip to Louisville to see Bruno Mars! Brooks proposed in 2005, and the lovebirds said "I do" on Dec.
By the early 2000s, he had begun to find success by writing songs for popular artists, including K' Naan's "Wavin' Flag." After several years as one of pop music's premier songwriters, Mars broke out as a singer in his own right with the 2010 hit "Nothin' on You." Other popular songs by Mars include "Just the Way You Are" (2010), "Locked Out of Heaven" (2012) and the Grammy-winning "Uptown Funk! Born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, popular singer-songwriter Bruno Mars grew up in a very musical family.
His father, Pete, was a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, and his mother, Bernadette ("Bernie"), was a singer.
Mars received his nickname, "Bruno," while he was still a baby.
"The name Bruno came from baby times," older sister Jamie explained.