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Genius[edit]

Are there any words or so that back up that he is a genius? Like, how he is diversified with different music styles all the time. This is a serious question. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.112.121.67 (talk) 04:46, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Bruno Mars band[edit]

Should we make a topic on his page that references his band? They have been together in the first tour and in the upcoming tour they will be together again. I believe i can find reliable sources about this topic on the web.

Which Name Is Correct?[edit]

The IMDB says his birth name was Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez, Wikipedia says Peter Gene Hernández - anybody know which is correct? AncientBrit (talk) 08:59, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

No accent mark in Hernandez[edit]

Although in Spanish, Hernandez is spelled with an accent mark, it does not belong in Bruno's real name. Here's why:

1. Other Members of his family don't use it

http://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Panda-Eric-Hernandez/125194514216062?sk=info

https://twitter.com/mrEricHernandez

2. The accent mark is not used on sheet music when he is credited under his real name, and music notes includes accent marks when neccesary.

http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtdVPE.asp?ppn=MN0097132

http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtdVPE.asp?ppn=MN0071566& (this is the exact same diacritic that Hernandez has in Spanish, so the diacritic in Bruno's name is not omitted for technical reasons, it is omitted becauase it is not how he spells his name)

3. When he was credited as Bruno Hernandez in Honeymoon in Vegas, it was not used.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104438/

Can someone please make this change for me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.201.16.254 (talk) 14:57, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 01:31, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Accent mark in Hernandez[edit]

The accent mark in Hernandez was added back in. See the above section for why it is incorrect. It looks like the same user addded it back in. Please leave a warning on their talk page. 12.180.227.126 (talk) 15:09, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Hernandez is an hispanic name which should have an accent mark, but it depends on the family name. — Preceding unsigned comment added by FlyingLion15 (talkcontribs) 00:27, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Of course Hernández is an Hispanic name, but your second clause is false, see "Cameron Díaz" as an example. I reverted to "Hernandez" again, there are not references about the accent. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 03:23, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

bruno mars ROCKS!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 197.81.19.212 (talk) 13:09, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 21 May 2013[edit]

Changing Bruno Mars picture. It's been 3 years since it's been taken and it got to be updated. He's got a new style now.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.143.104.216 (talkcontribs) 21 May 2013

Not done: Vague requests to add, update, modify, or improve an image are generally not honored unless you can point to a specific image already uploaded to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons that you would like included on this article. Please note that any image used on any Wikipedia article must comply with the Wikipedia image use policy, particularly where copyright is concerned. —KuyaBriBriTalk 19:51, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

I don't know where to leave this comment, so I will leave it here. If you do a search on "June" you will find that in two places the date of his mother's passing is listed twice, with two different dates. One is June 1 and the other June 2. Please look into this. Thanks! ~T. Hudson.

Waiting on the other side[edit]

I seem to remember hearing this song as the credits rolled on a recent movie but can't remember which one. Does anyone know which movie this song was included on a Soundtrack of? 163.192.12.3 (talk) 09:06, 7 July 2013 (UTC)John M. O.

Does he really need a legacy section right now?[edit]

I'm just curious because sure he's had a lot of success and what not but shouldn't we wait until he is further in his career and makes more of a cultural impact or something? I don't know, just sayin'.

No, he doesn't. It's repetitive, full of fan cruft and basically silly for an artist who isn't even five years into his commercial career. If we don't get a sensible argument that lays out a reason why it should stay, I'll personally remove it, so whoever created and/or has been editing it needs to say something in its defense. - The Real One Returns (talk) 16:34, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

If you think is repetitive edit what you think is being said twice or three times. I think we do in only three years he has been able to achieve marks that other artists in ten years weren't able. If we start now the legacy section it's easier to edit all the landmarks - MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 20:44, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

His mother is Filipino[edit]

"Mars' mother immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines as a child, and was of Filipino descent."

I don't understand this part of the biography. Was his mother simply born in the Philippines?

Suggestion, "Mars' mother is Filipino, she immigrated to Hawaii when she was a child.HardyandTiny 09:17, 29 July 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hardyandtiny (talkcontribs)

Or, if the woman has passed "Mars' mother was Filipino, she...."HardyandTiny 09:23, 29 July 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hardyandtiny (talkcontribs)

Ethnicity and nationality are two different things. Both of Mars' parents are Americans.-- OBSIDIANSOUL 12:00, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Why the mention that he has some Spanish descent? First of all, Spanish is implied in Filipino. Secondly, if Spanish is to be called out separately, the source points out that Mars' great-great-grandfather was from Spain. That would make Mars 1/16th Spanish, which is not significant, given that again, Spanish is implied in Filipino. (It's not like Mars' mother married a Spaniard, which probably would warrant mentioning) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.184.56.35 (talk) 15:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Yeah I agreed. I mean even the Spanish government wouldn't consider him Spanish from what I understand you need one spanish grandparent, in other words be at least 1/4 to claim Spanish nationality by origin. So the Category "Americans of Spanish descent" really does not apply to him.--Anen87 (talk) 23:49, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 15 August 2013[edit]

Dfrr (talk) 07:28, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed.
There are several ways to do edit a semi protected article:
  • Usually after 10 edits and 4 days, you will become WP:AUTOCONFIRMED, and can edit the page yourself.
  • To use the {{edit semi-protected}} tag, as you have done here, you need to provide the exact details of the proposed edit, and supply reliable sources to support the change(s). Another editor can then make the changes for you, if the details are ok.
  • Alternatively, you could request at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection that the page is unprotected for all users. On heavily vandalised pages this request will often not be granted.
Feel free to supply details and source(s) and reactivate this request if you have specific change(s) to propose.
Thanks. Begoontalk 09:46, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Labels[edit]

I just want to know if we should include all the labels in wiki? Even those that he doesn't belong anymore?

Edit request on 13 October 2013[edit]

There's a difference between a salary and net worth. Please fix the infobox. 88.115.220.120 (talk) 21:04, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Misspelling[edit]

I am a casual user of Wikipedia with a pretty good eye for misspelling and punctuation mistakes. On the "Bruno Mars" Page there is a spelling mistake, but the page cannot be edited. I email somebody at wikipedia and get back replies that I should do it, but can't, the page is locked. In the first box, on the left, last word is misspelled "carrer" rather than "career" If anyone can change this please let me know you did Mitch Davis (Redacted) 67.231.160.33 (talk) 16:47, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks. I don't know why they told you to fix it if you are unable. I removed your e-mail per personal security. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 03:37, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 23 October 2013[edit]

In the second paragraph of the page, the sentence: "He also co-wrote the hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, and "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan, allowing him..." should read "He also co-wrote the hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, and the "Wavin' Flag (Coca-Cola Celebration Mix)" by K'naan that was featured prominently during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, allowing..." Throughout K'Naan's catalog there's a clear distinction made of those being different songs, and the writing credits are different as the Celebration Mix is a reworking of the song "Wavin' Flag" that K'Naan wrote for his Troubadour album. He has the sole writing credit for that song.

Wavin'_Flag Judoka735 (talk) 14:36, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Not done: The second paragraph is part of the lead and that seems to be an undue amount of detail which is not directly related to the subject. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 22:25, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't understand why you wouldn't at least edit "Wavin' Flag" to "Wavin' Flag (Coca-Cola Celebration Mix)". That is the actual title of the song that bears his writing credit. Leaving it as "Wavin' Flag", a song that has different writing credits attached, is factually incorrect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Judoka735 (talkcontribs) 05:30, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Please include references justifying your proposal to have it reconsidered. --JustBerry (talk) 08:01, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Honors and Awards disparity[edit]

This section states that Bruno sold 115 million records, which isn't plausibly supported in the anchored footnote. There appears to be at a minimum conflation of the term record (which usually means album) with any media sold (singles). This is misleading unless there is verifiable evidence that Bruno Mars has sold this many albums, which is not supported in the discography either. The article starts in the 3rd paragraph stating conflicting information "He has sold 10 million albums during his 3-year singing career and 58 million singles worldwide," so either this information is faulty or the latter is. If someone could reconcile and rectify this it would be appreciated towards improving article quality. Kaifer (talk) 12:46, 9 February 2014 (UTC) Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). (the article itself states contrary information)

Ok I will take care of it. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 15:54, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

BRUNO MARS Semi-protected edit request on 14 February 2014[edit]

I'm willing to edit Bruno Mars' wikipedia page by adding more informations and describing more events the pop star has been through during the last couple of months. Lancaster Dodd (talk) 13:47, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Describe here, along with the sources. OccultZone (Talk) 13:49, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 19:49, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Bruno is Homosexual and died on Febuary 17,2014. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.195.140.155 (talk) 00:14, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

For clarity, he absolutely did not die on 17 February 2014. RomanSpa (talk) 05:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2014[edit]

In the article, the following line appears ::

He also helds three singles considered as the best-selling singles of all time.


helds needs to be changed to either held or holds. johnmschoonover (talk) 05:28, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Done Cannolis (talk) 07:28, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Feuds[edit]

Should we merge the feuds into the section of his Personal Life? MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 17:23, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

celebritynetworth.com[edit]

So celebritynetworth.com is a legitimate source for a person's net worth? NorthernThunder (talk) 09:44, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Edit Request on 6 June 2014[edit]

Didn't really want to have to request this since it's just a grammar issue, but I couldn't fix it myself as I am not yet autoconfirmed: Could someone change the part in the lede which states "Throughout of his singing career. He has won 2 Grammy Awards, and sold more than 11 million albums and 68 million singles worldwide" to "Throughout his singing career, Mars has won 2 Grammy Awards and sold more than 11 million albums and 68 million singles worldwide"? Nikevcowsky (talk) 21:58, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks for your report. Nil Einne (talk) 19:25, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

"Bruno Mars Act" needs rewritting[edit]

The last paragraph of the "Legacy" section needs to be cleaned up. There is no context and there are no dates or years. The tone is informal (not sure if that's a huge issue but I think it should be looked at). If someone can give a second opinion and/or fix it, that would be great. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.35.159.10 (talk) 05:54, 24 September 2014 (UTC)