Bruno Mars has just wrapped up his latest concert, taking the stage in Beijing and rocking it out like our trusty Hawaiian music icon does. This comes after a wildly successful trip to Singapore and he's already had his concert dates in South Korea and Japan sell out.
And Bruno Mars is staying busy with his tour. Straight after Asia Bruno Mars hits hometown Honolulu at the end of April and continues through North America clear to September with concerts varying from every week to every other day. View his complete Moonshine Jungle tour HERE.
You can catch Bruno Mars at the Chelsea in May, August and October. But you'd have to already have tickets because the Mars' events are all sold out. This latest arrangement at Las Vegas's newest performance space at The Cosmopolitan had 14-time Grammy nominee Bruno Mars as the inaugural performance and were eager to sign an extended agreement through 2014. After the successful ticket sales from even not-yet-performed concerts it's expected that the deal will be renewed for 2015 as well.
Clearly Bruno Mars has made his mark on the music industry. With consistent sold out concerts and adoring fans the world across Bruno Mars is a music icon worth $15 million net (as of 2013). With the amount of progress being made in 2014 that number should be going up quite a bit. Here are some things you might not know about the music tycoon.
Bruno Mars is a stage name. His real name is Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.
His stage name, "Bruno Mars", was inspired by the wrestler Bruno Samartino and the Mars came from the planet.
Bruno Mars is one of six children.
Bruno Mars wasn't an instant hit. He had an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records in 2004 and got his big break with Atlantic Records in 2009.
A major influence for Bruno Mars was Elvis Presley. As a kid Mars' spent time impersonating Presley as well as Michael Jackson and Little Richard. Bruno Mars was quoted saying "I watch the best. I'm a big fan of Elvis. I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan." (4music.com)