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Why Bruno Mars Serenaded This Young Girl

July 1st, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Bruno Mars
A video of Bruno Mars serenading a young girl during his concert last Saturday has become an Internet hit, and now we know why the entertainer took the time to sing just for her.

Zumyah Thorpe was involved in a serious car accident in March of 2013. According to WKYC, a drunk driver smashed into a car carrying the 11-year-old Zumyah, killing her pregnant mother and her two younger sisters. Zumyah and an older sister suvived, but Zumyah suffered injuries that robbed her of sight and forced doctors to remove part of her skull.

While recovering at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in O...
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10 Most Overplayed Songs From This Decade

June 8th, 2014 8:00am EDT
10 Most Overplayed Songs From This Decade
"Oh no, that song's on again?" If that how you feel when certain tunes come on the radio and you can't run fast enough to turn them off, congratulations; you have more than likely experienced one of the 10 most overplayed songs from this decade. From Katy Perry to Robin Thicke, some songs are great the first time you hear them, okay by the tenth play, but when you've heard that song for the hundredth time you would rather sit in silence! These 10 most overplayed songs certainly get in your head if not, under your skin!

10. Katy Perry , "California Gurls"

Catchy and wonderful, that's w...
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115 Million People Tuned Into Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 4th, 2014 8:44am EST
115 Million People Tuned Into Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Sh
Bruno Mars' performance at Super Bowl XLVIII was a huge hit for the FOX network - more people watched the singer and the Red Hot Chili Peppers than any other act in Super Bowl history.

More than 115 million people tuned into the 12-minute set - 1 million more than the record set by Madonna in 2012 and 5 million more than Beyonce last year.

Mars, who at 28 was the youngest solo artist ever to perform during the halftime show, sang "Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby" before the Chili Peppers took the stage to perform "Give It Away."

Mars ended his set with a touching vers...
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Review: Super Bowl XLVIII's Music Performances Exceed Expectations

February 3rd, 2014 8:10pm EST
Bruno Mars
2014 is all about trying new things, personally and professionally – or something like that. Last year, I put my two cents in about the Super Bowl halftime show, but didn’t critique the other performances – “America The Beautiful” and of course “The Star Spangled Banner.” Rather than merely focusing on what my boy Bruno Mars did, I’mma give some analysis to Queen Latifah (“American The Beautiful”) and Renée Fleming (“The Star Spangled Banner”) as well. And yes, it is love – for the most part!

Queen Latifah

“America The Beautiful”

Queen Latifah is nothing short of a Renaissance woman....
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Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers Deliver An Entertaining Halftime Show At Super Bowl XLVIII

February 3rd, 2014 10:00am EST
Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers Deliver An Entertaining Halfti
Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday night. The singer and iconic band performed at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Mars, who at 28 was the youngest solo artist ever to perform during the half-time show, began his 12-minute set with a heart-pounding drum solo. He played on a custom-designed kit, which played tribute to his late mother, Bernadette Hernandez, who died in 2013. The bass drum was painted with a red heart and the name Bernadette running through it and was modeled after one of Mars' tattoos.

The singer traveled on a moving p...
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The 5 Best And 5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 29th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and sco...
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2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails

January 28th, 2014 10:30am EST
2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails
Another year and another Grammys ceremony has come and passed. As always, there were moments that thrilled while others made me curse under my breath. Luckily, as a music journalist, this guy has learned how to think like the Recording Academy, hence the accuracy of many of my picks this year. Still, even being correct, you have to wonder what the Academy is thinking sometimes. Yes, I’m specifically referencing the fact that Kendrick Lamar was shut out – ridiculous! But here goes nothing examining the awards given.

The Big Four: Record, Album and Song of the Year & Best New Artist

Record ...
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56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions: Who Will Take One Home

January 25th, 2014 8:00am EST
56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions
Grammy predictions for Record of the year, Album of the year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Broadcast takes place on Sunday, January 26th. Previously, following the announcements of the nominations, I made predictions in regards to who I thought would walk out with statues. After sitting on it a while, it is time to make one last set of predictions before Sunday’s broadcast. Here goes nothing! Picks are in bold.

First things first, let’s look at the BIG FOUR predictions

1) Record of the Year

“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rod...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Join Bruno Mars At Super Bowl Halftime Show

January 11th, 2014 12:00pm EST
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to play on stage with Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl halftime show in February.

The band has already committed to perform at a pre-Super Bowl event in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 1, but Mars has reportedly invited them to appear with him at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2 when he performs during halftime, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Mars is expected to confirm the big announcement on Saturday during the Fox network broadcast of the New Orleans Saints play-off game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Representatives for Mars and the Nati...
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Thoughts On The 2014 People's Choice Award Music Winners

January 9th, 2014 7:20pm EST
Favorite Pop Artist:  Britney Spears
On Wednesday, January 8th, the 2014 ‘awards’ season went underway with the ‘prestigious’ People’s Choice Awards. As interesting as the film and TV categories are themselves, this particular post will key in on the music categories/awards, which are…interesting.  The categories for the People’s Choice music awards are as follows:  Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Breakout Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Country Artist, Favorite Country Music Icon, Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite R&B Artist, Favorite Band, Favorite Alternative Band, Favorite Song, Favorite Album,...
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Rihanna, Bruno Mars Top List Of Most Pirated Artists Of 2013

December 31st, 2013 5:00pm EST
Rihanna
Fans love listening to Rihanna and Bruno Mars' music, but they don't necessarily like paying for it. The singers top a new list of the most pirated artists of 2013.

Even though Rihanna and Mars haven't released new albums since 2012, they are extremely popular on illegal file-sharing websites, with 5 million illegal downloads each over the past year.

According to Musicmetric.com, Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake were also popular music acts on Bit Torrent websites, accounting for approximately 4 million illegal downloads each over the past 12 months.

Rounding out the top five is Flo Rida,...
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Bruno Mars Named Billboard Magazine's 2013 Artist Of The Year

December 13th, 2013 7:01pm EST
Bruno Mars
Billboard magazine has named Bruno Mars its Artist of the Year following his chart successes in 2013.

The singer's latest album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" netted three hit singles on the site's Hot 100 chart, including "Locked Out Of Heaven," which hit number-one for six weeks, "When I Was Your Man," and "Treasure."

Billboard notes that in a year in which the charts were also dominated by the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke and rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, it was Mars who "commanded a steady presence" on the Billboard 200, in which "Jukebox" stayed in the top 20 from its De...
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Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...
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Freida Pinto Plays A Sexy Stripper In Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Video

October 16th, 2013 7:05pm EDT
Freida Pinto
Indian actress Freida Pinto takes center stage -- literally -- in the latest video from Bruno Mars.

"Gorilla" features Pinto as an exotic dancer named Isabella, who is also the love interest of the singer in the short film.

The two stars get hot and steamy in the back seat of a car; and the actress flaunts her sexy curves in some hot lingerie. She also shows off some pretty intense pole-dancing skills -- but since we only see her body during those parts it's a good bet producers used a body double. When she's not on the pole, it's all Freida though.

Two fellow dancers vow to ruin her bud...
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The Morning Roundup: Bruno Mars To Headline Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show; Wentworth Miller Attempted Suicide

September 9th, 2013 10:02am EDT
Bruno Mars Super Bowl
Bruno Mars will be headlining this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Pepsi, which sponsors the annual halftime show, tweeted the news on Sunday, including a link to the official announcement on the NFL's website. Mars followed with his own tweet, writing, "WE'RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!" on Sunday. We think it's an excellent choice. Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2, 2014, possibly in the middle of a snowstorm, according to the Farmer's Almanac. (story)

Former "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller came out of the closet last ...
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Bruno Mars To Headline Super Bowl Half Time Show

September 8th, 2013 1:02pm EDT
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars is set to perform at the half time show of Super Bowl XVLIII.

The singer will be the main musical act at the 2014 Super Bowl, held at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2nd next year.

A source told the Los Angeles Times that the 27-year-old star, who recently wrapped his Moonshine Jungle tour, has already been asked to perform during one of the biggest TV events in the nation, watched by an estimated 114 million every year.

An official announcement is expected to be made in New York's Times Square as early as tomorrow.

This will mark the first time...
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Music Wrap-Up: Drake & Bruno Mars Added To VMAs And More

August 23rd, 2013 1:30pm EDT
Bruno Mars
Welcome to Friday! At the request of a reader via Twitter who asked me politely for posts on Pop music news, I’ve decided not to treat the genre like an evil stepchild. Mainly because I love Pop so much. So, without further delay, here is the Hip Hop, R&B, AND Pop music news you may have missed while placing bets on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry’s singles outshining each other.

Drake and Bruno Mars added to VMA performance lineup

The VMA’s are set to kickoff live from New York this coming Sunday and the list of performers keeps growing causing anticipation to bubble like a pot of hot water on ...
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The Morning Roundup: Angelina Jolie Returns, It's A Girl For Kim Kardashian, Bruno Mars' Mom Suddenly Dies

June 3rd, 2013 10:34am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since having a double mastectomy back in February. The glowing star joined partner Brad Pitt for the premiere of his new movie, "World War Z," looking fantastic and taking most of the focus away from the star and his new movie. She said she's "grateful" for all the support she's gotten, especially from Pitt. "He's such a wonderful man," she told the BBC at the event. (story)

Sadly, singer Bruno Mars's mother died unexpectedly in a Honolulu hospital on Saturday as the result of a brain aneurysm. She was just 55 years old. Mars, whose real name...
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Singer Bruno Mars' Mother Dies At 55

June 2nd, 2013 8:03pm EDT
Bruno Mars
R&B singer Bruno Mars is mourning the loss of his mother after she unexpectedly died on Saturday.

The Grammy-winning singer's mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died in a Hawaii hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm, according to a representative from Mars's record label Atlantic Records speaking on the condition of anonymity.

A hospital employee also confirmed the death, saying, "She died in Honolulu at Queens Medical Center; no other information was given."

Hernandez emigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines when she was a child and made a living as a hula dancer.

She is survived by her...
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15 Songs For A Rainy Summer Day

June 1st, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Rihanna
The coming of Summer brings an anticipation of relief from winter blues, shedding of heavy clothes, outdoor activities, and sunny days ahead.  However, if Spring showers sneak a bit into June bringing more rain, just in case, here is our list of 15 songs for a rainy Summer day.

1. “Umbrella” - Rihanna (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2007)

2. “Rain” - Madonna (Erotica, 1992)

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3. “Here Comes The Rain Again” - Eurythmics (Touch, 1983)

4. “It Will Rain” - Bruno Mars (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -Pt. 1, 2011)

5. “The Rain” - Missy Elliot (Supa Dupa Fly, 1997...
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Bruno Mars Opens Up About Past Drug Abuse In GQ

March 19th, 2013 1:38pm EDT
Bruno Mars
In 2010, Bruno Mars was busted for using cocaine in Las Vegas, and he tries to forget about the incident "every day."

The Grammy winning singer was partying at the Hard Rock Hotel when a bathroom attendant called the police to report his drug use. Mars reportedly told officers it was his first time using drugs after they caught him with a bag of cocaine.

In a new interview with GQ magazine, he says he is unsure where the story about it being his first time came from. He explains: "I don't know where that came from. I was really intoxicated. I was really drunk. So a lot of that is a big bl...
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50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...
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Celebrities Dazzled By Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony

July 28th, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr, Bette Midler and Christina Applegate were among the stars who offered their congratulations to Danny Boyle as his spectacular show opened the Olympic Games in London on Friday night.

The festivities kicked off with a stunning opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and the show, directed by moviemaker Boyle, was watched by an estimated 4 billion people across the world.

A number of celebrity sports fans were among those watching the extravaganza on TV and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Boyle's efforts.

Joe Jonas tweeted throughout the ceremony a...
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Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

April 20th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adele
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...
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Tom Hanks' Voicemail Message Raises $26,000 For Sting's Rainforest Charity

April 5th, 2012 8:40am EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks raised $26,000 for Sting's rainforest charity by personally selling off a voicemail message at a star-studded auction in New York on Tuesday night.

Elton John, Bruno Mars and Jennifer Hudson were among the famous faces who performed at a benefit concert at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall to raise money for Sting's Rainforest Fund, and after the show, a charity auction took place at The Pierre hotel.

Sting took to the auctioneer's podium himself to sell off tickets to one of his upcoming gigs for $23,000, but his total was trumped by Hanks, who personally sold off a voicemail message...
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Elton John Gryrates With Channing Tatum On Stage At Rainforest Fund Concert

April 4th, 2012 11:44am EDT
Elton John
Channing Tatum showed off the moves he picked up as a male stripper by gyrating against Elton John at a star-studded benefit concert on Tuesday.

The 21 Jump Street star, who had a brief stint as an exotic dancer at the age of 19, thrilled the audience by grinding with the Rocket Man at New York City's Carnegie Hall.

The crowd was also treated to a musical performance from Hollywood actress Meryl Streep, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson and Sting, who organized the show in aid of his Rainforest Fund.

Elton was thrilled to join the star-studded line-up, telling reporters, "It's probably one ...
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Bruno Mars' Rep Slams Gay Rumors

April 3rd, 2012 3:32pm EDT
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars' representative has dismissed reports suggesting the R&B star has 'come out' as a gay man, insisting the April Fool's Day rumors are "completely fabricated."

Gossip about the Grenade hit-maker's sexual orientation emerged on Sunday, suggesting Mars had come "out of the closet" during an interview on a Chicago, Illinois radio station.

The apparent confession was soon picked up by CNN's iReport blog, which quoted the singer as saying: "The timing is bad. I hadn't realized it was April Fool's Day, but it's been pointed out to me, and I don't want to go too public with this."

H...
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Katy Perry & Lana Del Rey Are Sexy & Chummy At Germany's Echo Awards (Photos)

March 23rd, 2012 10:30am EDT
Lana Del Rey & Katy Perry
Up-and-comer Lana Del Rey appears to be making the right friends in the music industry. She and Katy Perry attended Germany's annual Echo Awards on Thursday and they looked rather chummy on the red carpet.

Despite their different musical styles, the two seemed to hit it off.

Katy looked futuristic in a pink geometric patterned metallic dress, while Lana was sophisticated in a long, satin silver strapless gown.

Adele was named best international female performer, and Bruno Mars won the Best International Male award.

Check out more photos of Katy & Lana...
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Adele Causes Controversy At Brit Awards With Obscene Gesture During Acceptance Speech

February 21st, 2012 9:56pm EST
Adele
Adele was a double winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday, but her triumph was mired in controversy after she flipped her middle finger when her final acceptance speech was cut short.

The singer, who scooped six Grammys earlier this month, continued her incredible run of success by also fighting off competition from Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to be named best British Female Solo Artist.

She choked back tears as she was presented with the award for Album of the Year for "21" at the end of the night from George Michael, telling the audience, "Tha...
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Adele's Success Continues At Brit Awards

February 21st, 2012 4:30pm EST
Adele's Success Continues At Brit Awards
Adele was the early winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday, taking home the honor for Best Female Solo Artist.

The singer, who scooped six Grammys earlier this month, continued her incredible run of success by fighting off competition from Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to win the award.

Accepting her prize, Adele trembled with excitement as she told the audience, "Thank you so much... it's been an amazing year, thank you."

Bruno Mars was also celebrating early at the ceremony as he was named International Male Solo Artist, and Emeli Sande receive...
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