Five Things You Don't Know About Bruno Mars

February 04, 2013

Known for his powerful voice and compelling live performances, Grammy nominee Bruno Mars is slated to join Rihanna and Sting for a special performance during this Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast. Here are five things you probably don't know about this talented crooner.

1. Born Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez on October 8, 1986 in Hawaii - he is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent.

2. His catchy public name was inspired by famed professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino and the plant Mars.

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3. Began performing onstage as a toddler and at age 6, appeared in the 1992 comedy Honeymoon in Vegas playing a young Elvis impersonator.

4. Wrote the hit song F--- You for Cee Lo Green.

5. Named one of Time magazine's Top 100 most influential people of 2011.

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