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Bruno singing ‘Just The Way You Are’ to Zumyah in Cleveland

Bruno Mars: Fame That Reaches Outta This World

(SGMAG) If you want to reach Bruno Mars fame you have to leave the planet because this singing phenomenon’s stardom is well–way up there with the stars. The Hawaiian heartstopper’s performed in the Superbowl halftime earlier this year, big game drew 111.5 million TV viewers and most of them brought his album to make sales reached outta this world status.

So how hot is Mars? Consider this… Since 1993, when Michael Jackson headlined the halftime festivities, the main performer on the show has generally been an act with a fairly deep catalog of albums and songs. Mars, however, has only released two albums — “Unorthodox Jukebox” (released in 2012) and “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (2010). That’s how hot Bruno Mars is… Mars stands a good chance to replace Micheal Jackson as the highest grossing in album sales over a course of a career. Don’t believe the hype?

O.k., the numbers don’t lie. Bruno Mars has won 2 Grammy Awards and sold more than 11 million albums and 68 million singles worldwide. Four of his singles are counted among the best-selling singles of all time. Mars is now regarded as one of the most successful solo artists on the entire planet, and we hear other planets. He landed 5 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 ever since his career launched in 2010, faster than any male singer since Elvis Presley. In 2011, Mars was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. In 2014, he was ranked number one on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Mars was also nominated as Top Artist of the Year in May 2014 at the Billboard Music Awards.

Born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, Mars was raised by family of musician in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career. Today Mars is a successful singer-songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer.

We caught up with Bruno Mars via telephone getting ready for his concert in Hartford, Conn….

SGMAG: I caught the Hawaiian leg of the tour back in June. Our interview was cancelled after traveling 14,000 miles due to some unforeseen circumstances, your management told me. But, the show was amazing. Hawaii really loves Bruno Mars.

Mars: Ally. I’m truly–truly sorry. I mean you have my sincerest apologies. How about I send you some flowers.

SGMAG: O.k., Thanks. I’ll take them. Flowers from Bruno Mars. Oh, my!

Mars: But, to answer your question, Hawaii has supported me from the beginning of my career, when we were playing local clubs with my dad. And you can see they continue to support me. I love Hawaii and Hawaii loves me–that will never change. I always remember where I come from. My parents taught me that.

SGMAG: So, you come of a real close-knit family? I hear like me — you have Brooklyn roots?

Mars: Yes, My family is big and very close. My parents had 6 kids. And My mom and dad taught us values like family is always important. Never get to big for your britches. Be humble and respect everyone. These kinds of things. And yes, my father is a half Puerto Rican Brooklyn native.

SGMAG: In Cleveland you recently met with Zumyah Thorpe, an 11-year-old girl hospitalized after a terrible car accident that killed her entire family. Thorpe lost half her brain and most her family. What prompted you to meet with her?

Mars: (Voice choking) Well, it was first brought to my attention through Social Media and one newsreporter. When I heard the story I had to meet with her and why not at my concert where she could receive not only my support but, the support of 50 thousand fans. If I can’t make at least one persons dream come true then maybe I’m in the wrong business. It goes back to the values taught to me by my loving parents.

SGMAG: This has been great. What’s next for Bruno Mars?

Mars: After the tour I’ll spend to time with family. Relax for a few days then it’s back in the studio. This is the life I chose or did it choose me?

We think the life of a celebrity and dream maker of children chose you Bruno Mars!
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Bruno Mars: Fame That Reaches Outta This World was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by Ally Briscoe

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CLEVELAND – Among the thousands who came out for the Bruno Mars concert Saturday night at the Q, was a little girl Bruno says will always have a special place in his heart.

Zumyah Thorpe, 11, suffered a severe brain injury after a drunk driver slammed into her mother’s car last year.

Her pregnant mother and two younger sisters passed away in the horrific accident and Zumyah was not expected to survive.

But survive she did and doctors credit Bruno Mars’ music with helping to save her life.

“No one can really understand what we’ve gone through when you see a child that’s in a coma and unable to walk, talk,” recalled Zumyah’s grandmother Ronda. “When she actually wakes up and is able to speak the first thing she does is sing the one Bruno song which is ‘I’m Amazing’(Just The Way You Are).”

Nurses at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital played Bruno every night throughout Zumyah’s recovery.

So moved by her story Bruno arranged for a private meeting with Zumyah and her grandparents before his Cleveland concert.

Our cameras were not allowed inside but Zumyah’s grandmother says he performed four songs during a private concert Saturday afternoon and even dedicated a new song called 'Zumyah’s Day’ to the young girl.

“He gave me this (holding a teddy bear)….a bag with a lot of stuff,” said Zumyah afterwards, smiling from ear to ear.

“What else did he give you?” nudged her grandmother.

“A kiss…he gave me a kiss….right here,” exclaimed Zumyah pointing to her cheek.

“He says I’ve done the big shows, the Super Bowl…but there has not been one story that has touched his heart as this story has,” continued Zumyah’s grandmother. “He said it was very emotional for him and that he’s just so thankful that we allowed him into our lives as well.”

During the actual concert Saturday night Zumyah was also brought on stage as Bruno sang her favorite song 'Just The Way You Are’.

Fans say he also handed Zumyah his guitar and hat…and there were very few dry eyes in the arena after his special dedication to an amazing young lady.

This is so beautiful and touching. You’re truly an angel, Bruno.

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Matt Babb: “Bruno Mars serenades Zumyah Thorpe with “Just The Way You Are” in Cleveland” // “At his Cleveland, Ohio concert Saturday night, Bruno Mars serenaded a young girl featured on WKYC named Zumyah Thorpe. She suffered a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident that killed her pregnant mother and 2 of her sisters in 2013. His music was a tremendous inspiration during her rehabilitation. It was an incredibly touching moment. Classy move Bruno Mars!”

anonymous asked:

whos zumyah what happened please tell me why is she an inspiration im confused

i’m just gonna quote wkyc…

Zumyah Thorpe, 11, suffered a severe brain injury after a drunk driver slammed into her mother’s car last year.

Her pregnant mother and two younger sisters passed away in the horrific accident and Zumyah was not expected to survive.

But survive she did and doctors credit Bruno Mars’ music with helping to save her life.

in other words bRUNO SAVED A LITTLE GIRL’S LIFE BY ARRANGING A PRIVATE CONCERT FOR HER, THEN GAVE HER A TEDDY BEAR AND MORE TOYS HE ALSO BROUGHT HER TO HIS CONCERT, STEPPED DOWN THE STAGE TO SING JTWYA TO HER, HELD HER HAND AND TWIRLED HER AROUND, THEN GAVE HER HIS HAT AND GUITAR AS A GIFT BRUNO IS AN ANGEL AND IS BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT, HE MADE HER THE HAPPIEST GIRL ALIVE AND I’M SO PROUD I CHOSE THE RIGHT DECISION TO LOVE HIM BERNIE IS EXTREMELY PROUD OF HIM

and she’s such an inspiration bc she kept fighting despite her loss (which is probably why bruno feels a spiritual connection between them) and it’s so so so so so so beautiful to see her happy with that smile on her face :)