His father nicknamed him "Bruno" at the age of 2 as he looked as chubby as wrestler Bruno Sammartino
Mars was added later to the name, as he would come from another planet, being different from the others
"Doo-Wops & Hooligans" was his first album, released in 2010 - it went #3 in Billboard 200 and #1 in UK, Germany, Canada, Ireland and Switzerland
Bruno had the role of Little Elvis in the movie "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992). His other nickname comes from here
Mars loved to perform from an early age (4 years old). He was part of the band "The Love Notes" and he impersonated Elvis Presley
He was influenced by Michael Jackson and Prince
He was included in Time magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2011
He is also vocalist in Doowops & Hooligans
Billboard Artist of the Year 2013
President Theodore Roosevelt High School
I think that success is having fun.
Music is not math. It's science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion.
I can't even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it's so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single day. It's very reggae-influenced down there. Basically, you haven't been to paradise if you haven't been to Hawaii
You pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way.
It's probably the worst feeling in the world, when you're deeply and madly in love with a woman and you know she's not feeling you the same way, and you don't know why.
You can't knock on opportunity's door and not be ready.
I've learned people are watching, so don't do nothing stupid.
I guess if I'm a product, either you're chocolate, you're vanilla or you're butterscotch. You can't be all three.
I love the Sex Pistols. I'm a big Beach Boys fan and a huge Zeppelin and Queen fan.
I tend to overthink things. I'm not the guy who screams 'This is a world smash!' when I finish a song.