Bruno Mars has a style and stage presence that appeals to young and old alike. Many 20-somethings have been listening to Bruno since his first album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” was released in 2010, and his popularity grew hugely with the release of the single “It Will Rain” for Breaking Dawn-Part 1, the fourth movie in the Twilight series in 2011.
His music and lyrics are youth orientated and contemporary. Without a doubt attracting a young audience, but his style of performing is steadily drawing fans of the older set.
Compared in Rolling Stone Music to such greats as Prince, Michael Jackson, The Police, and James Brown, Bruno and his band The Hooligans have been destined to become more widely loved.
With a style that’s reminiscent of Motown groups of the ’60s and a stage show that drips with retro class, older audiences are fast becoming fans. Bruno’s recent Saturday Night Live appearance and Super Bowl Halftime performance have brought him to the attention of many different aged music lovers who had never seen him perform or heard any of his songs before these performances. After his appearance at the Super Bowl, sales of both his albums rose an incredible 82 percent as reported by Billboard.
While attending my own social circle’s Super Bowl party this year I observed many different reactions from people who had never seen him perform before. Many had never heard of Bruno Mars at all! Most of the crowd were in the fifty-something age range and were either classic rock or country music fans. Being more of a half-time fan, than a football fan, I had found a great spot to watch the show in a living room with a 55″ inch Flat Screen TV. I watched the reactions of those who wandered in to watch the show. Most were very impressed and showed enthusiasm for the way Bruno and the Hooligans were so polished and classy. Many of the party goers were Red Hot Chili Pepper fans, but expressed that they were more impressed by Bruno’s performance than they were of the beloved Red Hot Chili Peppers. Bruno’s freshness, familiar retro look, and energetic dance moves gained him many new fans and consequently more record sales than he had previously seen.
Well played, Bruno Mars. Well played.