Bruno Mars is one of the most popular and versatile singers in the world today. He has won 11 Grammy Awards, sold over 200 million records, and performed at the Super Bowl halftime show twice. His music style ranges from pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, rock, to hip hop. He is often compared to the late Michael Jackson, who is widely regarded as the King of Pop and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. But is there more to their similarities than meets the eye? Is Bruno Mars related to Michael Jackson by blood? Let’s find out.
The Origin of the Rumors
The rumors that Bruno Mars is Michael Jackson’s son started circulating online in 2014, when a website called Empire News published a story claiming that a DNA test had confirmed Jackson was Mars’ biological father. The story said that Mars’ publicist, Vladimir Kershov, had leaked the information against Mars’ wishes. The story also quoted Kershov as saying:
“DNA testing has proven that Michael Jackson is the biological father of Bruno Mars. Against his wishes, I have decided to relay this message for the greater good and betterment of Bruno’s life and extravagant music career.”
However, this story was completely false and fabricated. Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website that does not publish factual material. The site’s disclaimer states that “Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized.” The story was intended as a joke and not to be taken seriously.
The Facts About Bruno Mars’ Family
Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father is Peter Hernandez Sr., a doo-wop singer from Brooklyn, New York, who moved to Hawaii in the 1970s. His mother is Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, a hula dancer and singer from the Philippines. Bruno has five siblings: four sisters (Jamie, Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley) and one brother (Eric). They are all involved in music and entertainment.
Bruno Mars inherited his musical talent and passion from his parents, who exposed him to various genres of music since he was a child. He grew up listening to Elvis Presley, Little Richard, The Temptations, The Beatles, Bob Marley, and many others. He also performed with his family’s band, The Love Notes, as an Elvis impersonator when he was just three years old.
Bruno Mars has never met Michael Jackson in person, although he has expressed his admiration and respect for him many times. He has said that Jackson is one of his biggest musical influences and inspirations. He has also covered some of Jackson’s songs in his concerts and albums, such as “Billie Jean”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Dirty Diana”, and “Man in the Mirror”.
The Similarities Between Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson
Despite having no biological relationship whatsoever, Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson share some similarities that make them stand out as exceptional artists. Some of these similarities are:
- They both have a wide vocal range and can sing in different styles and genres.
- They both have a charismatic stage presence and can dance with grace and energy.
- They both have a knack for writing catchy melodies and lyrics that appeal to a global audience.
- They both have a sense of fashion and style that reflects their personality and mood.
- They both have faced challenges and controversies in their personal and professional lives.
Bruno Mars is not related to Michael Jackson by blood. He is the son of Peter Hernandez Sr. and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, who are both musicians from different ethnic backgrounds. He is also the brother of five siblings who are also involved in music and entertainment.
However, Bruno Mars is related to Michael Jackson by spirit. He is a fan of Jackson’s music and legacy, and he has followed his footsteps as a singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, and performer. He has also paid tribute to Jackson in his own way by covering his songs and incorporating his elements into his own music.
Bruno Mars is not the next Michael Jackson. He is the first Bruno Mars. And he is one of a kind.
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