It’s been less than a decade since Bruno Mars burst onto the music scene, first as a producer and background vocalist, and soon after as a solo artist.
Since then he’s garnered an astounding 20 Grammy Award nominations and sold more than 26 million albums.
The Honolulu native (born Peter Hernandez) celebrated his 32nd birthday this month, and he just seems to get bigger, thanks to his genre-crossing, ultra-catchy music that appeals to audiences across the demographic spectrum.
He launched a massive world tour in March and started the North American leg of the tour in July. It makes a stop Wednesday at AAA Arena.
The tour is called the 24K Magic World Tour (it’s pronounced “24 karat magic world tour,” according to the publicity material, in case you need such clarification) and it’s named after Mars’ latest album (only his third solo studio album), “24K Magic,” which came out in November.