Video: Bruno Mars Channels James Brown at Tour Launch

Bruno Mars shook his hips like Elvis Presley and grabbed his crotch like Michael Jackson as a child, and now for his latest impersonation, the R&B crooner pays homage to James Brown.

On the first stop of his “Hooligans in Wondaland” tour at Roseland Ballroom in New York City last night, the Grammy winner was joined by his production partner Phil Smeezington while mimicking The Godfather of Soul’s moves and singing his Doo-Wops & Hooligans album cut “Runaway Baby.”

He previously shared his admiration for the late soul legend. “I’d watch James Brown on an old concert from 1964, ‘The T.A.M.I. Show.’ Seeing him changed my life. I was working every night singing and going to school during the day. It was very important to me to graduate,” he said.

Watch Bruno get down to the funky sounds.



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10 Comments

  1. Trac-E

    Awesome get it Bruno ;)

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  2. Umbrella&deepbag

    He’s always doin’ those move on stage and the reaction is always that good!!!

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  3. rihsus

    this grown version of justin bieber should be focused on working his awful vocals.No shade but he looked ridiculous.He is no dancer.

    CKB & Man down video coming soon navy

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    Heminem Reply:

    @rihsus, i sort of agree. I think his vocals are pretty good though

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    brunodailyorg Reply:

    @rihsus, he was just having fun. geez.

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    Umbrella&deepbag Reply:

    @rihsus, Man you judge on only 3second. I’m not his biggest fan but his vocal are good. Better check his youtoube lives video.

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    xxx Reply:

    @rihsus, Awful vocals?
    Amazing live…

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    brunosgal Reply:

    @rihsus, ..huh?,.no dancer?..you better check he’s mj impersonation when he was 16 to prove yourself wrong..he got the real deal talent, he sings on the stop with no autotune..just raw talent!

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  4. android18

    he is just a one of a kind artist,all-in-one performer artist/singer ,he can do all types of genre/music and deliver it properly that perfectly suit to your taste..

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  5. brunosgal

    @rihsus, ..huh?,.no dancer?..you better check his mj impersonation when he was 16 to prove yourself wrong..he got the real deal talent, he sings on the spot with no autotune..just raw talent!

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