7 Things You Don't Know About: Bruno Mars

#1: His real name is Peter Hernandez; Bruno Mars is his stage name.

#2: When he was little, he was an Elvis impersonator.

#3: At age 4, he joined his family’s band “The Love Notes” and performed with them 5 days a week.

#4: He has written hit singles for B.O.B., Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green, and Travie McCoy.

#5: It took him 3 years to convince someone to sign him.

#6: Mars says that he was greatly influenced by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

#7: Mars and singer Adele are the only artists to ever have a number-one song that only featured piano and vocals.