Bruno Mars Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19.Nov.2017
Facts of Bruno Mars
Date of Birth: 1985 , October-8
Age:32 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
NameBruno Mars
Birth NamePeter Gene Hernandez
Nick NameBruno Mars
FatherPeter Hernandez
MotherBernadette San Pedro Bayot
Birth Place/CityHonolulu in Hawaii
EthnicityBlack Ethnicity
ProfessionAmerican singer-songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer
Eye ColorBrown Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Weight in KG67 kg
Famous forMusician
Married toN/A
EducationPresident Theodore Roosevelt High School
AwardsGrammy Award Best Pop Vocal Album
Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
MoviesRio 2
TV ShowSaturday Night Live
SistersPresley Hernandez
SiblingsEric Hernandez, Tiara Hernandez, Jamie Hernandez, Tahiti Hernandez
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Peter Gene Hernandez aka Bruno Mars, an American singer-songwriter, is a multitalented artist himself. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

He earned massive popularity after releasing the singles such as Nothin' on You, Billionaire and Just the Way You Are. Currently, he is in 24K Magic World Tour. He started touring on 28 March 2017 and will conclude on July 14, 2017. 

Early Life and Education

Mars was born as Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is an American by nationality belonging to the mixed ethnicity. He is the son born to Peter Hermandez (father) and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot (mother). Bruno is an American and of Puerto Rican and Filipino Ethnicity.

Mars grew up in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. His father Peter Hernandez is of half Puerto Rican and half Jewish descent. His mother Bernadette “Bernie” San Pedro Bayot was of Filipino and Spanish descent.

Mars belongs to the family from musical background. His father was a percussionist and has performed Little Richard rock and roll music. His mother was a singer as well as a dancer. Belonging to the musical family background, exposed him to a diverse mix of genres such as reggae, rock, hip-hop, and R&B.

Mars was nicknamed Bruno by his father at the age of two as he resembled the legendary wrestler, Bruno Sammartino. He has five siblings altogether.

Mars graduated from President Theodore Roosevelt High School and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical career.


Mars started as a child artist in his local town. He started performing on stage at the age of three. He has performed songs by artists like Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations.

Mars started performing with his family band “The Love Notes at the age of four and was very popular for impersonation of Elvis Presley, often being called as “Little Elvis”. To officially start his mainstream music career Bruno moved to Los Angeles after high school graduation adopting his stage name as Bruno Mars.

Mars first was signed by Motown Records which was not a successful choice so he again signed with Atlanta in 2009.His first mainstream success was giving vocals to the songs “Nothin’ on You by B.O.B and Billionaire by Travie McCoy. The songs were worldwide hits.

Mars co-wrote hit songs Right Round” for Florida and “Wavin’ Flag” for K’nann. Bruno’s first studio Album was Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). It made it to number 3 on the Billboard 200.

His songs “Just the way you are, Grenade and “The Lazy Song” were worldwide number-one singles. The sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox (2012) was number one in the U.S. The album’s Locked out of Heaven”, “When I was your Man and “Treasurewere international hits.

Besides going solo Mars has also collaborated with various other artists, remarkably featuring on massive world hits like “Young, Wild &Free” with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa and Lighters” (with “Bad Meets Evil”).

Mars has in this short span of his singing career sold 10 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide. His work does not include singing but also is a lyrics writer (songwriter) and producer.

Personal Life

Bruno Marsh is unmarried. He currently dating Puerto-Rican model Jessica Caban. The couple is in a relationship since 2011. However, Marsh rarely appears publicly with his girlfriend. They sometimes go on date night also. Previously, he dated various Hollywood divas including Chanel Malvar. He dated her from 2009-2011. 

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Marsh is 1.65 m tall, with a very attractive body weighing 67 kg, and is 32 years old. He has a net worth of $105 million dollars. He is also involved in several charity works. In August 2017, he donated $1 million to the victims of Flint Water Crisis at Michigan Crisis. 

Awards and Achievements

Bruno Mars has won Grammy in the category of Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just the way you are” at the 53rd Grammy Awards. He also has won an American Music Award for in 2012 for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.

He also received a Brit Awards (2012) for International Solo Artist. In 2011 Bruno was listed in the Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world”. He also was ranked 1 on the “under 30 list” of Forbes 30.

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