Bruno Mars has a knack for producing uncontrollably catchy, feel-good anthems. He has the ability to make his listeners get off their chairs and break into dance with a song like “Treasure,” yet he can also encourage them to relate to that heavy-hearted feeling with a song like “It Will Rain.” His versatility and his willingness to dabble in different genres is what makes him so popular with an array of audiences.
Up until three years ago, people were mostly unaware of Mars. It wasn’t until he lent his vocals to B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” track that he received the recognition he deserved. Today, it would be hard to imagine pop culture without Mars’ music since he has become a huge musical staple. Check out these fun facts which highlight his success and be sure to see Bruno Mars with special guest Ellie Goulding at the Frank Erwin Center Aug. 14!
5 – Number of No. 1 singles Mars has had since 2010. This is faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley!
5’5 – Mars’ height.
7 – Number of Grammy nominations Mars received during the 53rd Grammy Awards in Feb. 2011.
10 – Number of songs on Mars’ debut album “Doo Wops & Hooligans” and also on his sophomore album “Unorthodox Jukebox.”
17 – Mars’ age when he moved from his native Hawaii to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.
39 – Number of times “Doo Wops & Hooligans” went platinum worldwide.
2010 – Year Mars produced K-naan’s “Wavin’ Flag,” which was chosen as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the FIFA World Cup.
1.7 million – Number of Vevo video views Mars received the following two days after his Grammy performance with legendary musician Sting in Feb. 2013.
$8 million – Amount Mars earned according to Forbes magazine from 2010 through 2011.
12.5 million – Number of copies “Just the Way You Are” sold worldwide.
16 million+ – Number of followers Mars has on Twitter.
58 million – Total number of singles sold worldwide.
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