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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)

Images[edit]

Can i do this? https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bruno_Mars&diff=647589684&oldid=647587513 — 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". 209.6.117.77 (talk) 23:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Mary 209.6.117.77 (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]

66.55.206.66 (talk) 18:02, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Rachel: — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.55.206.66 (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."

X mark.svg 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]

WHats the rationale behind excluding this? AaronY (talk) 06:29, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm not really a fan; I just browsed the article but any good biography has personal info if its available. Dating info, life stories away from career, information about notable relatives, death of close relatives, etc. AaronY (talk) 20:45, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
There is some information regarding those, despite the singer's secrecy towards his personal life. I will look up for it and try to create such section. Thank You MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 14:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Good. Thanks. Should create a fuller, more well-rounded article I think. AaronY (talk) 02:07, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Instruments[edit]

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.

178.36.171.35 (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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Mars_discography.

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)

genres[edit]

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 178.36.52.207 (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)