Bruno Mars is one of the world’s biggest music stars and he’s one of the most driven people we’ve ever seen. Just 31, he’s the product of what he calls a “school of rock” education — a working class life of experiences that have taught him the music business. None of it came easily. He’s been broke, busted and nearly homeless. But this week, following the release of his first album in four years, he’s on top of the music world.
To show us how he got there, Bruno Mars did something he’s never done: he shared with us some of the toughest moments of his Hawaiian upbringing, and gave us the opportunity to witness his extraordinary skills as a songwriter and producer.
We begin with Bruno Mars, the entertainer.
Bruno Mars on his artistry: “I’m working hard for this”
Bruno Mars on songwriting: “It has to sound like me”
‘Uptown Funk’ was in the trashcan about 10 times