- Nicknamed Bruno by his dad, who was a fan of professional wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino; has said he took the last name Mars to give himself some "pizazz."
- Began singing at 4 by impersonating Elvis Presley, which led to an appearance as Little Elvis in the 1992 romantic comedy Honeymoon in Vegas.
- Moved from his native Hawaii to Los Angeles after high school to pursue a music career.
- Released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, featuring the hit single "Just the Way You Are," in 2010.
- Along with his partners in the Smeezingtons, co-wrote Cee-Lo Green's 2010 smash "F**k You!," as well as Flo Rida's "Right Round" and Brandy's "Long Distance," among others.
- 2010, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
- 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Artist: Winner
- 2013, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Album: Winner
- 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Nominee
- Presley Hernandez — Sister
- Eric Hernandez — Brother
- Jaime Kailani Bayot — Sister
- Tiara Hernandez — Sister
- Tahiti Hernandez — Sister
- Bernadette Hernandez — Mother
- Jessica Caban — Significant Other
- Pete Hernandez — Father
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