Bruno Mars

Nov
23
Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, & Mystikal Bring the Funk to ‘SNL’

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

It was Saturday night and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were in the spot during their appearance on “SNL.” The hitmaking duo turned 30 Rock into an ’80s club with neon lights and a full band while performing their irresistible new single “Uptown Funk” for the first time.

Clad in a pink blazer and white fedora, Bruno and his Hooligans busted out some synchronized moves, while Ronson jammed on guitar.

They also debuted a new track called “Feel Right” with Mystikal. Bruno played back-up singer, while the “Shake Ya Ass” rapper unleashed some wild rhymes.

“Kill all that yabba dabba doo shit / Bitch, I just got out,” he rapped. “You gon’ f**k around and make me knock your fruit juice loose / Ya banana, ya watermelon, and pomegranate too.”

Both of the feel-good jams will appear on Ronson’s fourth album Uptown Special, due January 27.

Watch them bring the funk to “SNL.”

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Nov
17
Video: Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Uptown Funk

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars take you to funkytown in the throwback video for “Uptown Funk,” the first single from Ronson’s fourth album Uptown Special. The duo behind “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Gorilla” show out in the streets in their dapper ’80s attire. Looking smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy, Bruno and his Hooligans bust out their best moves before hitting the salon to get a fresh perm.

Uptown Special, which arrives January 27, was written and produced with Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Drake) over 18 months in London, Memphis, L.A., and New York.

“Before smart phones, bottle service, and smoking bans, people came to the club, found their spot, and stayed all night, absorbed in the music,” said Ronson. “With Uptown Special I set out to capture the feeling I remember from those New York nights.”

Tune in to “SNL” this weekend to see them perform the song live.

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Nov
9
New Music: Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Uptown Funk

Hot damn. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are back at it with their funky and feel-good collaboration “Uptown Funk.” The duo that brought us “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Gorilla” makes magic once more on the ’70s-inspired jam, which combines the best of The Time, James Brown, and the Jackson 5, with a hook inspired by Trinidad Jame$.

“If we show up, we gon’ show out, smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy,” sings Bruno over the wailing horns.

The song, which is now available on iTunes, is the first single off Ronson’s forthcoming album Uptown Special, due January 27. The two will perform their new collaboration on “Saturday Night Live” on November 22.

Get down to their funky sounds.

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Mar
24
Stream the ‘Rio 2′ Soundtrack Featuring Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe, Ester Dean, & B.o.B

Rio 2 Soundtrack

On April 11, the sequel to the animated film Rio flies into theaters. In addition to a superstar cast including Jamie Foxx and Anne Hathaway, the soundtrack boasts contributions from Janelle Monáe, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, B.o.B., and Ester Dean.

Dean teams with B.o.B on the updated “Rio Rio” theme song, while Janelle Monáe shakes things up on the funky opening number “What Is Love” Bruno Mars, who also voices a parrot named Roberto in the movie, gets in on the fun with “Welcome Back.”

“We wanted to show the diversity of Brazilian music,” executive producer Sergio Mendes tells Billboard.

Stream the full Rio 2 soundtrack before it arrives on March 25.

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Feb
19
Bruno Mars Performs ‘Treasure’ at BRIT Awards

Bruno Mars

After making history with his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, Bruno Mars continued his victory tour with a stop at this year’s BRIT Awards. Backed by his Hooligans, the suave singer rocked the O2 Arena with his hit “Treasure” and walked away with the award for International Male Solo Artist.

On April 18, he will kick off the next leg of his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” with special guests Pharrell and Aloe Blacc.

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Feb
10
Bruno Mars Talks Super Bowl Halftime Show, Addresses Critics on ‘Ellen’

Bruno Mars

A week after rocking the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Bruno Mars resurfaced on Monday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where he discussed his historic performance, which became the most-watched halftime show in Super Bowl history with 115.3 million viewers.

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Feb
3
Bruno Mars Scores Most-Watched Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

Bruno Mars

While the Seattle Seahawks took home the Vince Lombardi trophy at Sunday’s Super Bowl, Bruno Mars celebrated his own victory. The “Treasure” singer’s Halftime Show attracted the largest audience in Super Bowl history.

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