Bruno Mars Turns 31 Today! Take a Look Back at His Changing Looks Over the Years
Happy birthday to Bruno Mars! The talented musician turns 31 today and to celebrate the momentous occasion, we're taking a look back at his style transformation from a young kid to the man he is today.
From mutliple gigs on Saturday Night Live to visits to the White House, Mars and his squad command the stage like no other. Hits like "Just the Way You Are," "Marry You," and of course, the toe-tapping Mark Ronson-produced hit, "Uptown Funk," became chart toppers virtually overnight.
Not only has Mars booked plenty of sold-out shows across the country, TV gigs, the Grammys, worldwide tours, but the superstar has performed at the Super Bowl Halftime show not once, but twice! The first time as a solo artist, and the second in a collaboration with Beyoncé and Coldplay, giving us a performance to remember for a lifetime.
Mars, who has won four Grammy awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, three Brit Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an American Music Award, just released his first new single in four years, titled "24K Magic." Give it a listen in honor of the birthday boy—and prepare to have the catchy tune stuck in your head all day. Happy birthday to Bruno Mars, we hope it's a great one!
Bruno Mars was born in Honolulu, Hawaii as Peter Hernandez. Here, he's shown as a four year old Elvis impersonator in August 1990 in Memphis, TN. A baby Elvis, how cute!
Mars arrived at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards sporting his now-famous pompadour.
The musician performed onstage at the 2010 Grammys, months after his song "Just The Way You Are" propelled him to stardom and earned him a Grammy win the next year.
Mars looked hipster-cool on the BET Awards Red Carpet, where he was nominated for Best New Artist.
Mars arrived at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards sporting sunnies and that uber-cool pompadour. He was nominated for a whopping six awards that year, including Album of the Year for his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, and Song of the Year for his catchy single, "Grenade."
The singer ditched his traditional pompadour for his natural curls while at an appearance at Las Vegas's Tao.
Mars again showed off his natural curls at a dinner for the The Kennedy Center Honorees, during the 37th annual national celebration of the arts.
Posing backstage at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Press Conference New York City, Mars went back to his signature pompadour hairstyle.
Mars smiled for the camera at the 58th Grammy Awards where he won Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the catchiest single of them all, "Uptown Funk."