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Transcript of Bruno Mars

Almost Famous
Mar's next album,
Doo-Wops & Hooligans
, was released digitally on October 4th and physically on October 5th.

The lead single, "Just The Way You Are" was released on July 19th 2010 and the second single was released September 28th 2010.

Both songs reached the top of many billboards and the album got lots of positive feed-back from critics.

On September 22nd 2011, It was announce that his new song "It Will Rain" will appear in
The Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn- Part 1
, which was released November 8th 2011.

On October 30th 2011, performed "Runaway Baby" on the results show of The X-Factor UK
Similarities:
Both songs have a thin texture. This means they don't have many sounds/instruments playing at the same time.
Both songs have moderately quiet (mezzo piano) dynamics that gradually go to quiet (piano) and loud (forte). The changes between the dynamics are gradually in both songs.
Both songs have a single melody.
Both songs have a similar timbre. They both have the piano as instrument playing in the background.
Both songs have a similar rhythm. Neither of them have a very fast rhythm.
Both songs have instruments to support their harmony. None of them have another vocal singing along.
Jazz and Mars
A Start On The Stage
Mars is one of six children

He was exposed to multiple genres as a child; reggae, rock, hip hop and R&B because both of his parents were performers

His mother was a dancer and singer, and his father played multiple different instruments.

At age four, Mars started to preform on stage with his family band, The Love Notes.

He preformed songs from artists such as, Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers and The Temptations.

The Love Notes were best known for their impersonation of Elvis Presley.
When he moved to Los Angeles, he signed to Motown Records (2004) but he was dropped by them, after less than a year of being signed.

Motown Records did help Mars meet songwriter and producer Philip Lawrence, so it wasn't all for nothing.

He landed a musical publishing deal in 2005 with Steve Lindsey and Cameron Strang at West side Independent.

Steve Lindsey acted as a mentor for Mars, teaching him the ways of pop music and studying hits until he could make them himself.

About Mars
Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, voice actor and choreographer.

Bruno Mar's birth name is Peter Gene Hernandez; Bruno Mars is his stage name

He is born on October 8 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii and was raised in the Waikiki neighborhood

Mars plays many different genres of music such as pop, reggae, soul, R&B and rock.
Bruno Mars
Childhood Meaning
Without his early life on stage, Bruno Mars probably wouldn't be where he is today.

His parents and family taught him how to be a good performer at young age, and that really helped him later in his career

"Growing up in Hawaii made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in Hawaii with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments...I've just been surrounded by it." - Bruno Mars, 2010
Influences
Bruno Mars was influenced by artists, such as:
Elvis Presley
Prince
The Police
Micheal Jackson
Little Richard
Keith Sweat
Jodeci
R.Kelly
Led Zeppelin
the Beatles

"It's not easy to [create] songs with that mixture of rock and soul and hip-hop, and there's only a handful of them." -Bruno Mars
Without jazz Bruno Mars wouldn't be here today.
Want to know why?
Without Jazz; Rock, R&B and many other genres would not exist today. Bruno Mars was mainly inspired by artists who play rock and R&B and he plays those genres, so you can say that without jazz, Bruno Mars would be playing nothing right now.
1985 - 2003
Understanding L.A.
2004 - 2010
2010 - 2011
Comparison
Comparing Mars to Jazz
I decided to compare Diana Krall's "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You" to Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man".
Bruno Mars', "When I Was Your Man"
Diana Krall's, "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You"
Bibliography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Mars
https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120414212405AAZ1OyN
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http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/5892794/bruno-mars-10-biggest-billboard-hits-top-10-songs-charts
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/07/24/204893991/bruno-mars-is-more-than-your-average-pop-star
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Thank You For Listening!
About Mars
Part 2
Mars also plays a variety of instruments such as drums, guitar, keyboard, bass, piano, harmonica and beat boxing.

At the age of two, he was nicknamed Bruno by his father because of his resemblance to the wrestler Bruno Sammartino

He used his nickname his father gave him for his stage name and added "Mars" at the end because he felt like his name didn't have a ring to it

"A lot of girls say I'm out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars" -Bruno Mars
A Start on Stage
Part 2
1985 - 2003
In 1990, Mars made an appearance on MidWeek as "Little Elvis" because he was going to have a cameo in the film Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992.

Mars later began playing guitar after seeing Jimi Hendrix play it.

In high school (Theodore Roosevelt High School) he was in a group called The School Boys

Once he graduated from high school, he moved to Los Angeles, California to work as a musician.
Understanding L.A.
Part 2
2004 - 2010
In 2006, Lawrence introduced Mars to Aaron Bay-Schuck, the A&R manager at Atlantic Records.

It took three years for Atlantic Records to sign Mars to the label because they felt that it was too early and that Mars needed to develop more as an artist.

Before becoming a solo artist, Mars wrote songs for other artists such as, Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida.

He performed, sang and produced songs with many other artists before he went solo.

On May 11th 2010, Mars released his debut EP album,
Its Better If You Don't Understand
Worldwide Fame
2012 - 2013
On March 22nd 2012, Mars signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US.

Mars released his third album,
Unorthodox Jukebox
on December 11 2012. He stated that he wanted this album to be more open to other types of genres, instead of just one.

The album's lead single, "Locked Out of Heaven" and the second single "When I Was Your Man" both reached number one in the US Billboard Hot 100 in Canada and in several countries worldwide.

The album's third single, reached the top 5 in the US but had less success than the first two.

Worldwide Fame
Part 2
2014

On January 26th 2014, Mars won the award of Best Pop Vocal Album for
Unorthodox Jukebox
at the 56th Grammy Awards.

On February 3rd 2014, Mars headlined the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show as a musical guest on the platform.

The show turned out being the most watched halftime show in Super Bowl history (115.3 million viewers).
Artists He Influenced
Bruno Mars influenced other artists, such as:

Bridget Mendler
Britney Spears
Katy Perry
Leona Lewis
Jonas Brothers
Selena Gomez
Elvis Presley
(1935 - 1977)
Jimi Hendrix
(1942 - 1970)
Micheal Jackson
(1958 - 2009)
Led Zeppelin
(1968 - 1980)
Bridgit Mendler
Katy Perry
Britney Spears
The Jonas Brothers
Comparison
Differences:
The songs have different form. Diana Krall's song has more repetitive lyrics, while Bruno Mar's song doesn't.

The songs have a different range of melody/pitch. Bruno Mar's song has a wider range of pitch/melody, while Diana Krall's song has a narrower one.
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