Atlantic Records (2012)
Bruno Mars has been hitting the top of the charts all over the world since he became a solo singer and with his new album Unorthodox Jukebox on the rise, who knows how many more songs of his will reach the top.
Peter Gene Hernandez, stage name Bruno Mars, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 8th, 1985. At the age of two his father nicknamed him Bruno after a famous wrestler. He came from a musical family of six, and shortly after he graduated he left them behind to move to Los Angeles hoping to start his music career. He was signed to Motown Records in 2004 but the company slacked in helping him produce music. In 2009 he was signed to Atlantic Records where he started writing songs for Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Adam Levine. He came out with his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, in 2010 and has been on the charts even since. He has just released his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, in 2012. He has reached five number one hits in three years and two months which is the fastest that any male has accomplished since Elvis Presley.
The album, Unorthodox Jukebox, had been announced on March 22, 2012 on Bruno’s Twitter and was released shortly after on December 11, 2012. This album is very different than his previous one because it has a bunch of different genres of music on it so everyone can enjoy it.
This album stands out because of how unique it is. The different genres gives it a sense of uniqueness. Also Bruno Mars has amazing vocals and can sing anything. He sings fabulous solos with a lot of emotion so you can really feel the song. A good example of this would be in one of his number one hits “When I Was Your Man”. The whole song has very strong emotion and is very catchy.
This album is significant because the artist is very talented and has put a lot of effort in it to make sure everyone would like it. Magazines are comparing Bruno to Michael Jackson because of their talent and music styles.
I thought this album was put together nicely but there wasn’t a lot of good songs that I’d personally listen too. There were a few like “Locked out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man” that I really liked but the others on the album didn’t really interest me. I think this album is better if you only buy the songs you like on iTunes instead of the whole album which I personally don’t think is worth it. I would give this album 3 thumbs up for trying to interest all listeners.
Danielle is a grade 12 student who listens to music regularly in her art class and in the car where she likes to sing along loudly, sometimes including dance moves.