BY: KRIS JOHN ENCOMIENDA
Tonight will be the concert of Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performer, Bruno Mars in Manila.
Filipino-American Pop Singer solo musician is surely having a great time staying here in the Philippines for two days now, after his successful sold-out concert Last night at Waterfront Hotel and Casino at Cebu City, Peter Gene Hernandez, popularly known as Bruno Mars is now upbeat to take the concert stage of Araneta Coliseum tonight, as part of his Doo-wops & Hooligans Tour, produced by TV Personalities, Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda.
Together with his band and One Tree Hill Hollywood actor, Singer and Model Michael Copon who is also a Half-Filipino to open the show.
According to abs-cbnNews, Bruno was surprised when his mom Bernadette showed up at his concert at Cebu City.
“I am very proud of my son because he still has a heart of a Filipino and he never forgets to look back to where his family came from”, Mom Bernadette Hernandez said.
“We’re a very close Filipino family, and that’s what I want my kids to carry on to the next generation,” his mom added.
Pete got his name Bruno at the age of two (2) from his Puerto Rican father Pete because he is a chubby baby and because there was a famous chubby wrestler famous that time named Bruno Sammartino. Bruno Mars’s mom is a Filipina. Ms. Bernadette Hernandez immigrated to Hawaii from Philippines since her childhood.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Bruno eventually transfers in 2003 to Los Angeles, California to push his dream of becoming a singer and a songwriter.
Now, Bruno Mars is widely popular as a solo artist after sharing his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the chart-topping hits “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B, and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy, and for his hit songs Grenade, Just the way you are, The Lazy Song, Marry You and many more.