Black History Matters 365

BH365 Moment: Bruno Mars, American Singer

April 24, 2021 BHM365 is a weekly podcast series hosted by Jo Scaife a Marketplace Entrepreneur
Black History Matters 365
BH365 Moment: Bruno Mars, American Singer
Show Notes

Bruno Mars
American Singer

His Quote:

“All American music is black music. When you “Black Music” understand that you are talking about rock, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, doo-wop, hip hop, and Motown. Even salsa music stems back in the Motherland. Black music is what gives America its “Swag”. (Bruno Mars)

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship, and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, the Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers.

Peter Gene Hernandez was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, and was raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu.[1][2] His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary), and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.[2][3][4] His mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii, and was of Filipina and some Spanish ancestry.[2][5] His parents met while performing in a show in which his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion.[4] At the age of two, he was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father because of his resemblance to professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.[6][7]

Mars has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time

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