Bruno Mars Wants to Make Hits with Alicia Keys and Jay-Z

Bruno Mars has already helped B.o.B, Travie McCoy, and Cee Lo Green score chart-topping hits, but who else would he like to get in the studio with? The singer-songwriter reveals the two superstars on his wish list.

Before a game of bowling at Lucky Strike in New York City, the “Nothin’ on You” crooner told Rap-Up.com of his admiration for one particular Grammy-winning songbird. “I would love to collab with Alicia Keys,” he said. “I’ve always been a big fan of hers.”

And Bruno has a message for another one of his dream collaborators. “Jay-Z, when are you gonna call me? When are we gonna get in the studio together?”

The Hawaiian hitmaker didn’t phone in many favors for his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, due Tuesday, aside from a sole collaboration with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the reggae-tinged “Liquor Store Blues.” Meanwhile, his single “Just the Way You Are” is No. 1 for the second consecutive week on the Billboard Hot 100.