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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)

Unlike IMDb, we cite sources for just such a question. Our source does not include "Bayot". - SummerPhD (talk) 03:10, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Bruno Mars Super Bowl Appearance[edit]

The date that the NFL announced that Bruno Mars will appear in the Super Bowl should be September 8, 2013, not September 8, 2014. KathyGamgee (talk) 14:08, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Broke up with Jessica Caban after super bowl 48 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yolobruno (talkcontribs) 14:52, 14 November 2016 (UTC)


Can i do this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Giubbotto non ortodosso (talkcontribs) 18:39, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

That file is tagged for deletion, so I'd say no. Mlpearc (open channel) 18:53, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 March 2015[edit]

In the Philanthropy section, "which gold" should be "whose goal". (talk) 23:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Mary (talk) 23:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 23:33, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2015[edit] (talk) 18:02, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Rachel: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:05, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Regarding the forming of his stage name Bruno Mars- I believe the explanation here is incorrect. I am an avid Bruno Mars fan- and I have seen every interview he has ever done under the sun.. And each time he is asked where the name "Mars" came from... Bruno himself cheekily says that they were "joking around in the studio one day" and that he chose 'Mars' because he is quote "out of this world."

Not done - The explanation is sourced - albeit I'm not sure how reliable "RapUp" is, it is based on an interview, with a named interviewer. Conversely, you have not cited any specific reliable sources - even if you do we will be left with a "Mars has made different claims as to the origin of his name" situation. - Arjayay (talk) 18:37, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Personal life section[edit]

His Mother's birthday is incorrect: the correct date is: August 21, 1958

Confusing and potentially conflicting information regarding father's and mother's ethnic background. The way the sentence structure is, the father is from Manila, however his mother is. Date of birth for each should be a separate sentence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newb787 (talkcontribs) 03:39, 4 October 2016 (UTC)


From my point of view, Mars vocals should not be the only instruments on the infobox. Since he is known for playing the guitar and drums. He has demonstrate those skills several times on the instrumentation of songs and live performances. Therefore, I believe it's only appropriate to add at least these instruments into the infobox along with "Vocals" (he is known by playing others, despite not as relevant as the two mentioned above). It would be appropriate to reach a consensus by soliciting outside opinions, such as a third party. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 15:22, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

For the record, nobody is saying the he does not play the guitar or drums, my issue is he is most commonly known as a singer and not a musician, according to Template:Infobox musical artist I feel that vocals are his primary instrument and any secondary ones should be handled in prose. Mlpearc (open channel) 15:44, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm aware of that, however the same could be said for Katy Perry, but in the instruments in her page there is the guitar besides the vocals, and that is a featured article. Actually the same could be said for most artists nowadays. The secondary are already on the prose, not an issue. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 19:07, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm sure there is a lot of articles with long instrument list and they would need adjusting. I'm merely trying to follow the template guideline. The infobox is not a place for complete lists, if Stradivarius also played the spoons and moonshine jug, that information goes in the article not the infobox. Mlpearc (open channel) 19:18, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Ok, we can live it up to that, maybe more down the road it will be adjusted he may start to bring a guitar everywhere or other instrument. Thank you for your time and effort. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 19:23, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 May 2015[edit]

Bruno Mars has sold 12 millions almums, so please change 11 millions to 12 millions. (talk) 18:50, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 19:42, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

I don't know if this source is reliable, but I found this

Semi-protected edit request on 10 July 2015[edit]

Under "Other Ventures / Philanthropy" the word "Scolarship" is misspelled. Please change "Scolarship" to "Scholarship" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2606:6000:FFC0:35:F8E7:7A2A:4107:DEF4 (talk) 22:47, 10 July 2015‎ (UTC)

Spelling fixed. Thx - - Happysailor (Talk) 22:45, 10 July 2015 (UTC)


On Bruno's facebook page there is written that he also plays experimental music. Why not add it to the genres section? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:19, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

List of songs recorded by Bruno Mars‎[edit]

I was surprised to see there was not a List of songs recorded by Bruno Mars‎. I redirected the page to here for now, but feel free to get a list going before me if you have time and interest. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

I have started with a small lead, maybe people will add more info as time goes by I won't have time to do more over the next weeks. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 19:29, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 August 2015[edit]

Should read "former", not "formal". (talk) 19:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Yup. Yes check.svg Done, thanks! ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 19:59, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Legal Issues[edit]

You Forgot to Mention Bruno Mars' September 2010 Arrest. August 17, 2015 10:30 AM.

You can add it if you want to. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 19:59, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 August 2015[edit]

Also known as: The Prince of Pop (talk) 19:52, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a specific change in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
More importantly, you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 07:29, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Throughout his singing career...[edit] This article says about 108 million singles and albums so why did somebody write "100 milion singles and albums? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:02, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

It says 100 million, read again. "His total number of worldwide single download sales has surpassed 100 million". - See more at: (talk) 13:28, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Oh sorry, my bad :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:48, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


In the section "2012–14: Unorthodox Jukebox and Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show", on the last line, the word "addition" is misspelled.

Great page, very thorough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:51, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, I fixed it. The Quixotic Potato (talk) 22:55, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 87rd October 2015[edit]

In the Philanthropy section, "whose campaign gold" should be "whose campaign goal". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soiledhalo (talkcontribs) 18:41, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Images need to be switched left/right: under-image textual information directing reader to look at 'left' and at 'right' images are backwards.[edit]

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Semi-protected edit request on 16 February 2016[edit]

The following sentence has the wrong date: "On December 2, 2016 it was announced that Coldplay would be headlining the performance in the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016." It should be December 2, 2015. Irishpadres (talk) 04:42, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done ChamithN (talk) 04:57, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Kanye West[edit]

Kanye West complains about everything and everyone. Is his comment about Bruno Mars really Wikipedia-worthy, at this point? I can't see how it has any bearing on Mars' success or image. Seems like undue attention being given to one individual, who is neither an expert nor a representative of some noteworthy minority opinion or something. It's just West mouthing off as usual and getting encyclopedia'd for it. Certainly West is a notable person, but hundreds of notable people have made comments about Mars. This particular comment is really about West and his discontent with this or that - it says something about *him* - not Mars. Please rethink that section's inclusion here. Thanks.

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Copy edit needed[edit]

The 13 August 2016 episode of The Wikipedia Chronicles podcast found a lot of awkward grammar and phrasing in the article. Guild of Copy Editors? Or can someone here read over the article and clean it up, without outside assistance? -- Zanimum (talk) 15:58, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

@Zanimum: Which article? Discography or the main article? MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 21:28, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Parental information is confusing/unclear[edit]

Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985,[1] in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. He is the son of Peter Hernandez and Bernadette "Bernie" San Pedro Bayot (b. August 14, 1957, Manila; d. June 1, 2013, Honolulu).[2][3] His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.[4][5] His mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii as a child, and was of Filipino and Spanish ancestry.[4][6] His parents met while performing in a show where his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion.[5] At the age of two, he was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father, because of his resemblance to professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.[7[8][9]

Is his father born in Manila? It seems so based on the sentence structure: "He is the son of Peter Hernandez and Bernadette "Bernie" San Pedro Bayot (b. August 14, 1957, Manila; d. June 1, 2013, Honolulu).[2][3] His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and is originally from Brooklyn, New York." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:36, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

You don't make any sense in that sentence. Of course not, the date of birth and dead along with the places of his mother is in between brackets, tight after her name. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 13:30, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
Seems obvious to me that his mother was born in Manilla. Karst (talk) 15:15, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 November 2016[edit]

Please change the main picture. That was taken in August 2010. Bruno has changed his look after 6 years . Aphex Syntax (talk) 18:33, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not suggested a copyright free image, that has already been uploaded, to change the image to - Arjayay (talk) 21:41, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

sales[edit] This source claims that he's sold 130 million records so far. What about changing sales informations from the lead? And secondly, this article mentions that he's considered as 'The prince of pop'. Do you think it is a good idea to write about it here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:16, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

First of all it says "singles", not records (album and singles), so I have to disagree, the information is different. Hoover there is a section with that information more updated as we speak. Secondly, have you found more articles saying he is "the prince of pop"? Because it is coming from only one source. He is not like the king of pop, that has all the sources in the world writing that. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 21:05, 25 December 2016 (UTC) I found also this source calling him 'the prince of pop' (I don't mean the title but the second sentence from the article).

And I also found tons of sources that claim his sales but all of them say '130 million singles' not records, so yeah, I'm going to wait for suitable source. I will let you know when I will find it :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:22, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

If you find more saying the prince of pop let me know as well. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 13:51, 31 January 2017 (UTC), I found this one. MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 22:50, 3 March 2017 (UTC) I found something like this... I don't know what the heck is that but it says 130 million records so it may be useful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mary1853 (talkcontribs) 22:37, 3 March 2017 (UTC)


I don't see Rick James in the list. -- (talk) 03:17, 1 May 2017 (UTC)