We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Bruno Mars, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the singer and musician that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Made History When He Performed at the Super Bowl. In fact, Mars was the youngest artist ever to be featured as the halftime headliner. Now that’s impressive!
Number Seven: He Holds a Record Matched Only by Elvis. By 2013, Mars had had five number one hits, and he had his first number one hit in 2013. The only other artist to churn out five number one hits in such a short period of time was Elvis Presley.
Number Six: He Has Two Grammy Awards. Mars has won two Grammy Awards since the start of his career. He got his first one in 2011, and he got his second one in 2014.
Number Five: He Is One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time. Mars has sold over 100 million singles and albums since the beginning of his career. This qualifies him as one of the world’s best-selling artists in history.
Number Four: He Has Specific Requests for When He Performs. Before Mars performs, he has just two requests for his backstage amenities. He needs wet wipes and a bottle of wine.
Number Three: He Has a Passion for Tattoos. Mars has several tattoos, including his mother’s name – Bernadette – over a heart, an homage to his father in the form of the words “Pete’s Boy,” and a gypsy on his left forearm. The gypsy is meant to be a good luck charm.
Number Two: He has Some Iconic Influences. Mars has said that he is influenced by Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, and James Brown. The Michael Jackson influence is clear once you take a look at Mars’ wardrobe.
Number One: He Is One of Two Artists to Have a Number One Song That Features Only Piano and Vocals. The only other artist to achieve this feat is Adele.