Ask Bruno Mars, sometimes throwing a grenade because you're lazy is just the way you are. Maybe not, but Bruno Mars Mars' 2011 hits "The Lazy Song", "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" cemented the former Elvis impersonator as a worldwide star. He first caught the nation's gaze with a cameo as "Little Elvis" in Nicholas Cage's 1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas. It would be nearly a decade until he caught their gaze for good, lending his vocals to songs by artists B.o.B. and Travie McCoy.
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age. He performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and then moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a musical career. Mars produced songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons. Mars had an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, but then signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the songs 'Nothin' on You' by B.o.B, and 'Billionaire' by Travie McCoy. He also co-wrote the hits 'Right Round' by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, and 'Wavin' Flag' by K'naan. In October 2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans.
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Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American author. Oates published her...