Currently, however, we know Bruno Mars for his ability to craft his own hits. Who hasn’t caught a glimpse of the Hawaii native on his Moonshine Jungle Tour by now? Who doesn’t own a copy of Unorthodox Jukebox (and Doo-Wops & Hooligans while we’re at it)? Bruno Mars has evolved into a national treasure, and as he readies his halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII, we take a little trip down memory lane. Let’s revisit some songs that you had no idea were either produced, written, or co-written by Bruno Mars (along with The Smeezingtons). You’ll be surprised by some of the hits that had the seal of the almighty pompadour. More »
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French duo Daft Punk went on to nab the awards for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Duo Or Group Performance, the latter two for their summer jam “Get Lucky.” New Zealand teen Lorde proved to be a big upset when she took the Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance Grammys for her radio smash “Royals.”
Elsewhere, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis not only stunned with their epic performance of “Same Love” — a spectacle that included Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, Madonna and over 30 couples who got married on stage — the pair also walked away with Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song (“Thrift Shop”).
Catch the entire head-spinning list of winners at the Grammy Awards below. More »
But the question remains: Which track has the chops to earn its songwriters a Grammy? Let’s take a closer look at the nominees below. More »
The much-anticipated new concert dates begin in Honolulu (the superstar’s hometown) on April 18 before spreading to arenas and amphitheaters across the country over Summer. Need yet another excuse to buy a ticket on February 3? Bruno will be supported by Aloe Blacc and Pharrell on selected dates. More »
Turns out, Mars invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him.
FOX announced Mars as its halftime performer with a commercial, featuring footage of him as a 4-year-old Elvis Presley impersonator — as a host said, “tomorrow’s King of Rock and Roll.” Through Unorthodox Jukebox, he’s since made himself known for his savvy blend of ’50s pop, ’60s Motown and damning Sting impersonation, which could make for an interesting match to the Chili Peppers’ funk-meets-punk machismo. More »
And so, as in year’s past, we gathered up the Idolator crew and asked them to each make a snap judgement on the biggest pop songs from 2013. Admittedly, one or two of these had us scratching our heads in hindsight, wondering how the hell they even made it that big. But make it they did, and below you’ll find our final say on each.
See Idolator’s two cents below, then let us know your own thoughts on this year’s #1 singles! More »
Last year’s ceremony featured performances some of America’s biggest pop stars as well, including Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift. Beyonce was initially slated to take the stage back in February, too, following her Super Bowl Halftime Show takeover, but it never materialized. Perhaps now the time is right? More »
Billboard admits that Mars may come as a “surprise” winner, in a year defined by breakout stars, pop divas and retro R&B — in general too, people who rolled out huge promo campaigns if not ruled the headlines. (Clearly, the trade mag had also decided to crown Mars before Beyonce hit.) In a Q&A, Mars even deferred to such a name as he paused the conversation and proposes to do something “different.” More »
Produced by The Smeezingtons, “Gorilla” 2.0 begins with a Pharrell rap full of yoga euphemisms (doing a downward dog will never be the same) before R.Kelly sings “I’m like an anaconda in your garden”, presumably with a straight face, before promising to “make that pussy growl”. Who said romance was dead? Listen after the jump. More »
The majority of the clip finds Pinto strutting her stuff on stage or on the pole as Mars plays in the strip club’s house band (is that a thing?), intercut with clips of the duo getting hot and heavy in the car. Also, Freida one-ups Miley Cyrus‘ sledgehammer lovin’ with some guitar fellatio. Check it out up top.