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Bruno Mars attends the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Bruno Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. The musician is known for his amazing stage performances, retro showmanship and for writing in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, disco, and rock. Mars moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a professional musical career and rose to fame in 2010 with the success of being featured on “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. That year, Mars released his debut studio pop/R&B album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which became a classic with featured hits: “Grenade,” “The Lazy Song,” “Talking To The Moon,” “Count On Me,” “Just the Way You Are” and “Marry You.”

From then, Bruno Mars came out with his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox in 2012 and his third studio album four years later in 2016, 24K Magic. In 2021, Mars and Anderson .Paak formed the musical duo known as Silk Sonic, releasing their funky collaborative studio album An Evening with Silk Sonic, which delved into ’70s R&B and soul.

Mars has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He recently became the first artist to receive six Diamond-certified songs in the United States and has been regarded as a pop icon due to his influential career.

We have compiled our ten favorite Bruno Mars songs. See what they are below:

  • Smokin Out The Window

    We are loving this era of Bruno Mars. The one that sings so sensually about smoking weed out of the window.

  • Locked Out Of Heaven

    This 2012 banger took over radio airwave, and a decade later, when we hear it, we can’t help but dance along.

  • Nothin' On You

    Being featured on B.o.B.’s song helped propel Bruno’s popularity in 2010; it was around the same time that he was featured on Gym Class Heroes’ frontman Travie McCoy’s song “Billionaire.”

  • Just The Way You Are

    This song may be 12 years old now, but it is still so freakin’ adorable. Bruno Mars launched his music career with this song and it is still regarded as one of his best songs.

  • Wake Up In The Sky

    Bruno Mars provides his vocals in this 2018 banger Gucci Mane and Kodak Black. Bruno hardly dips into the rap world, with his Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg collab on “Young, Wild and Free” from 2011 being the only other notable feature.

  • Leave The Door Open

    From his Silk Sonic project with Anderson .Paak, the duo first dropped “Leave The Door Open” and it became an instant hit.

  • When I Was Your Man

    Bruno sure knows how to write those sad songs, and also how belt it out. This one is for the regret one feels after the end of a relationship by not realizing how they could have made their partner happy due to their pride and selfish ways.

  • Grenade

    Saying that he’d catch a grenade for someone is a pretty serious way of showing how much they mean to you. On top of that, he brings one red flag: “Should’ve known you was trouble from the first kiss / Had your eyes wide open, why were they open?”

  • Billionaire

    Gym Class Heros lead Travie McCoy’s first solo album Lazarus featured Bruno on this catchy track.

  • Talking To The Moon

    Coming in at #1 is “Talking To The Moon” from his debut album, Doo Wops & Hooligans. The song became popular recently on TikTok in a remix featuring the late Pop Smoke.

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