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Bruno Mars Explains Overnight Success

Posted By on May 13, 2010

     Bruno Mars has already worked with B.o.B ("Nothing On You") and Travis McCoy ("Billionaire") (not to mention Flo Rida, Brandy and others), now the singer is working on his debut "It's Better If You Don't Understand," released on the 11th. Mars got famous quick but Bruno appreciates his years in the game to credit his success. "It's great, mhttp://www.rapbasement.com/administrator/index2.php?option=com_content&sectionid=0&task=newan — I mean, the fact that it had to take this long, you know," he said. "When we wrote 'Nothin' on You' and 'Billionaire,' these are songs that are coming from special places. And the beauty of it is, I feel like I'm a unique artist because I like to dabble in a lot of things. The fact that "Nothin' on You" is working with me singing over this hip-hop track and 'Billionaire' is working with me singing over this reggae track, I think it opens up a lane and lets people know I'm not just gonna be coming to you with one sound."

     First Bruno Mars was a songwriter and producer but "At the time it was like, 'No way, this is my art and this is my music,' " Mars explained. "They said, 'We'll give you $20,000,' and I said, 'Here you go, hold that.' And I kind of became this producer overnight. I never wrote a song before, especially for somebody else — I started writing and producing because I had to eat."

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