Hawaii native singer-songwriterBruno Marsgraces the cover of the upcoming issue of Billboard Magazine. This will be his first magazine in his short, but expansive musical career.
Bruno Mars (born Peter Gene Hernandez) broke onto the music scene at the beginning of 2010, first on B.o.B's "Nothin' On You," which Bruno sings on the song's infectious hook and then on Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" shortly thereafter, which helped springboard his career. He then released his solo material, including "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade." Bruno has since become a staple on shows like Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, David Letterman, and American Idol - just to name a few!
The upcoming Billboard issue talks about how Bruno got his start, what he's up to next, and the fact that his music can't be put into a box.
"I'm just a mixed-up dude," he says when asked about his genre-crossing versatility. "I want to work with the Kanyes, the Jay-Zs... a Rihanna, a Gaga, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons. I want to do all those things. As proud as I am of "Doo-Wops," I feel like, 'Oh, man. People haven't seen nothing. They don't even know what I'm about to do,' and that's what I can't wait to show the world."
So what's next for Bruno Mars?
"When people fall is when they're like, 'OK. Now I'm here, what's next? A clothing line?' That's not what I'm trying to do... Remember your dream. Do your music and keep it special,'" he says.
“I’m itching and jonesing to get back into the studio and fantasizing about doing a side project. I’m such a fan of how Jack White and Danger Mouse get down and put these bands together. I’d love to be the drummer in a band that I’m producing, and sit back there and have someone else sing.”
Here's the video for Bruno Mars' latest single "The Lazy Song":
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