Although Mars has described writing a big song as one of the hardest things to do, he has proven himself one of the most successful and versatile songwriters today. He has cited the following artists as major influences:
As No. 4 on GQ’s list of the Most Stylish Men of 2012, Bruno Mars’ trademark style combines a laid-back, yet classically fashionable look.
Typically wears a pair of slim jeans for both formal and casual wear
Sometimes adds a leather jacket or a casual suit jacket paired with a plain t-shirt
Rarely seen without a grey fedora
Often sports Ray Ban sunglasses
Also been known to sport vintage-inspired looks, like 60s suits, letterman jackets, and patterned button-up shirts
His mother's name (Bernadette) over a heart
The words "Pete's Boy" in homage to his father
A ship's anchor on his right forearm
Image of a gypsy on his left forearm for good luck
Father, Peter Hernandez, and mother, Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, met as performers on the entertainment circuit in Hawaii.
Bruno is one of six children, including a brother, Eric, and four sisters: Jamie, Presley, Tahiti, and Tiara.
His sisters have their own musical group, The Lylas, and will star in their own reality television show about the recording of their debut album.