What is Bruno Mars' real name?
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Professionally known as Bruno Mars, this American singer is one of the biggest musical artists of today. Bruno was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up being a big fan of Elvis Presley. His parents were already in the performance industry. His father played percussion and his mom was a hula dancer. He was nicknamed ‘Bruno’ by his father because he was said to look like wrester Bruno Sammartino. It was Mars’ uncle, an Elvis impersonator, who encouraged a 3-year-old Bruno to showcase his talents on stage. At four years old, he was already performing five days a week and was becoming more popular with his Elvis impersonation. He continued to polish his talents and moved to LA after a music executive heard one of his demo tapes in 2003. Bruno released his breakout hit ‘Just the Way You Are’ in 2010 and the song quickly reached the number one spot in the US, UK and Canada. He has had several big hits and successful albums since then.