So the 2018 Grammys just happened and OMG, what a night it was, not least because some artists came away with enough awards to warrant a whole separate Uber to get their golden gramophones back home. That’s right, celebs travel back from award ceremonies in Ubers – you heard it here first.
Topping the list of artists than won, like, ALL the awards (6 to be exact) was Bruno Mars, including the 3 biggest honors of the night; Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Other winners included the lovely Ed Sheeran for Best Pop Solo Performance (although he wasn’t even there to accept the award which was quite surprising because WHO DOESN'T TURN UP TO THE DAMN GRAMMYS?!), Alessia Cara for Best New Artist, and Kendrick Lamar who scooped five awards including Best Rap Song.
But back to the star of the night; Bruno Mars. Let’s take a closer look at this guy ahead of his huge 24K Magic World Tour, shall we?
Firstly – his real name is Peter Hernandez. Mars changed his name to avoid being stereotyped and pigeonholed into a certain genre of music, and it clearly worked. This guys is as surprising as he is versatile, with every new album he releases showing a different side to the young musician.
Bruno first appeared on the scene as a producer and songwriter, and in 2010 released his first solo album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. He’s been nominated for upwards of 200 awards in recent years, and won 84 of them including a number of Grammys, a few Brit Awards, a JUNO Award, a Guinness World Record and a couple of MOBOs. They’re some pretty impressive credentials, no?!
Mars’ biggest hits include Just the Way You Are, Marry You, Grenade, When I Was Your Man, and That’s What I Like, all of them topping the Billboard Hot 100 list. He’s been compared to the late Michael Jackson in terms of showmanship, with his live performances being described as “none other that I’ve ever seen,” by Mirrors Magazine.
So in a nutshell – this is one hell of a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, and overall excellent human. He’s heading to Asia as part of his 2018 World Tour, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that he’ll be swingin’ by Shanghai for a show or two!
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