Bruno Mars gave fans what they liked during a smooth performance of “That’s What I Like” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 12).
Sporting a leather tracksuit and joined by his Hooligans and live band, the multi-layered pop superstar unleashed his R&B standout from 24K Magic. After showing off his trademark vocals, he shared his debonaire swag while strutting towards the crowd. “Can I break it down?” he asked, making Jennifer Lopez nod in agreement.
“Let’s talk to the ladies for a second,” he said. “I see you ladies in your brand new dresses. Some of y’all still got the tag on it, but it’s cool. You want options. I get it. What’s up girls? Can we break it down for you on live TV?”
This was a callback to R&B groups from the ’90s, something that was also purposeful during the creation of 24K Magic. “It’s what we want to bring to the table musically,” he told Beats 1 last year. “You hear these ’90s influences on the whole album, really, but ’24K Magic’ is because of West Coast hip-hop: Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, Suga Free. This is what we grew up on. Listening to them, it was at a time when it was okay to party, to be flashy, to get on the dance floor.”
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