17 Things Other Celebs Have Said About Bruno Mars (Good And Bad) – TheThings

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The last two years might have been quiet for Bruno Mars (real name Peter Gene Hernandez), but that does never displace his position from one of the best vocalists, musicians, and artists to ever walk on earth. His retro showmanship, combined with a fantastic, three-octave vocal range, slowly led Bruno to where he is now. All of his studio albums: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2012), Unorthodox Jukebox (2012), and 24k Magic (2016), were nominated for Grammy. To this date, Bruno is a recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, ten American Music Awards, four BET Awards, and 105 other awards.

However, as Eminem once said, " Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters." Bruno was born in Hawaii and is a mix of Filipino, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Ashkenazi Jewish. Haters always claim that Bruno uses his racial ambiguity to sell records, which obviously, is not even true. When he was relatively unknown back in the days, music execs "had trouble categorizing him," and his 2009 hit, Nothin' On You, was actually rejected by a "music industry decision-maker" because of his race.

This is Bruno Mars, in other celebrities' words.

Back in the early 2010s, when Tyler, The Creator started making a name for himself, he frequently bashed pop culture stars and icons. In his 2010 breakout song, Yonkers, Tyler states that he would, "stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus / and won't stop until the cops come in." in response, Bruno said that the rapper "has to wait in line if he wants to stab me... he's definitely not the first guy that's said something like that to me, and he's not going to be the last."

Shortly after making her exit official from Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello was quickly focused on launching her solo career. Bruno came to the rescue, as he invited the Cuban Princess to open the North American second leg of his 24k Magic World Tour in 2017.

"One of the things I learned from the Bruno tour is," Cami told tmrw Magazine. "Being realistic with yourself and being like man, I need to step up my game, or I need to work a lot harder to get on that level ... Sometimes it's real. You have to check yourself. Bruno is obviously, you know leagues ahead of where I am, but I'm saying even short term."

Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran's unique friendship started way back in 2010, but it wasn't until 2019 when they finally teamed up for a collaboration song, Blow, which serves as the fourth single of Eddie's fourth album, No. 6 Collaboration Project.

"He's just a talented writer, and he's so musically talented," the Gingerbread Man Records prez told Charlamagne Tha God. "He played every instrument on ['Blow']. Played the drums, played the bass, played the guitar. He's like, different level in the studio."

Adele's third studio album, 25, is one of the highest-selling albums of all time with more than 22 million copies sold worldwide, but little did we know, Bruno Mars actually did pen one of its melancholic hits, All I Ask.

"He can do anything," says Adele on the cover of Vogue magazine, March 2016. "Literally singing the best vocals you've ever heard live in your life while he is playing drum or a bass or doing some mad percussion riff. I think he definitely will be the biggest, biggest, biggest artist in the world."

Comedian Mindy Kaling seems to be a stan of Bruno. The Mindy Project artist, who welcomed daughter Katherine Swati into the world in December 2017, tweeted on Jan 29, 2018, "I've said it before and I'll say it again: I wish Bruno Mars was my son." However, the comedian opted not to reveal the baby father's identity, not even to her close friends.

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More to come from the Odd Future frontman. In 2011, when formed G-Unit member The Game enlisted him and Lil Wayne for Martians vs. Goblins, Tyler continued his lyrical assault against Bruno Mars. He raps about howgay Bruno Mars is, which something the rapper apologized in 2015 with a tweet.

Critics, fans, and so-called music journalists doubted Bruno Mars when he was asked to perform at the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show because he only had two albums in his catalog, but the Just The Way You Are singer answered it elegantly. Along with his Hooligans and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the boys delivered a solid 10/10 performance. Celebrities have reacted to the performance, including TV personality Aubrey O'Day in a tweet, "Bruno is a Legend. He just inspired his fellow legends to try harder... impressive artist. #SuperBowlXLVIII"

Just like Bruno, the thank u, next singer is known for having a high four-octave soprano vocal range and a fantastic stage presence. She tweeted on February 3, 2014, "God I love live Bruno." Ari has been fangirling over Bruno for years, started way back in 2011 when the then-teenager tweeted, "Dear Bruno Mars, I love you so much. I wouldn't mind an afternoon in the sun with you, a picnic, and some old records. Please consider." Awe!

Kelly Clarkson, who made her breakthrough after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002, also praised Bruno for his eccentric Super Bowl performance. "Wow @BrunoMars just killed it at the Super Bowl!!!," the Because of You singer tweeted, "That was so exciting to watch! One hell of a performer and an AMAZING band!!!"

Ease up with the exclamation marks there, Kelly, but you were right, though.

Another high praise came from Eminem. The Rap God himself linked up with Bruno Mars for his Bad Meets Evil joint, Lighters, in 2011. "It was a freestyle battle," Bruno joked to MTV in 2011. "I said, 'Yo, Em, if I beat you, you're gonna have to do a song with me!' I shut him down right then and there."

In 2018, six years after the collaboration, when Eminem talked to Sway Colloway about his surprise album Kamikaze and how corrupt Grammy is, the rapper said, Bruno Mars is f*****g incredible."

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Blogger, a writer and YouTuber Seren Sensei, or also known as Seren Aishitemasu, accused Bruno Mars of being a 'cultural appropriator.' "He is not black," she says on an episode of The Grapevine Show, "and he plays up his racial ambiguity to cross genres because people have realised that they prefer their black music and their black culture from a non-black face we have artists now that are much more willing to step into black genres."

A bit ironic from someone who chooses a Japanese name for her moniker, eh? Yikes.

Numbers of black artists have come to defense, including the legendary singer Charlie Wilson. "Just want to join in the convo and stand up for my friend," says Uncle Charlie in a tweet, "Bruno Mars is a genuine talent pure and simple. In fact, he is one of the best we have had the privilege to enjoy in years and is already destined to be one of the greats."

The two collaborated in January 2014 for their Valentine jam, Forever Valentine.

"It's called influence, which has no racial barriers," 9th Wonder, It's A Wonderful World Music Group prez and producer, also came to the rescue. "So is it Bruno Mars fault that...he was influenced by BabyFace, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis...around the same time from a hip-hop side I was influenced by DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and The Beatminerz? This is a Sociology study on influence and exposure," the 45-year-old took to Twitter to rant.

In 2012, Bruno Mars bumped into Henry Winkler when radio personalities Steve Covino and Rich Davis were interviewing the actor at SiriusXM. Henry saw Bruno through the glass studio and said, "Oh my God! I have wanted to meet [him]!"

"It's Bruno Mars! I love you!" the legendary actor said, "because greatness comes from people who need to do what they're doing ... it was pouring out of you like a river, and then they went into my heart." Watch the full clip here.

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Back in 2015, Bruno introduced Mr. President and his First Lady at the Fourth of July Celebration concert in the White House, and the Obamas seemed to love it. So we just want to wish you the happiest 4th of July and remind ourselves that freedom is not free, Obama continued. Its paid by all the folks who are here today and all the folks who are around the world. Watch the full video here.

You don't have to be a big fan of Sir Elton John to admire his work. His name definitely belongs to the Mount Rushmore of rock, and big praise from him really means something. "I met Bruno at a charity event in New York," says the Rocketman, "He blew me away. I mean, his records are really really good, but he's a thousand percent better live like a junior Prince. I am such a big fan of him."

Megan Trainor, who first broke into the scene in 2014 with her body-positive ode All About That Bass, draws inspiration from numerous artists like Bruno Mars, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin. Oh, Bruno! Bruno, come sing for me! Sing at my wedding! she told Buzzfeed in 2018. I went to your concert, ya know, its like the same. Her sweetheart, Daryl Sabara, proposed her on his birthday on December 17, 2018.

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