Michael Jackson is a legend in the music industry so it’s no surprise that people are looking for the next big thing. Bruno Mars has shown many similarities to this legend since entering the industry a few years ago. Many of these similarities come of each of the artists backgrounds.
1. Mars was born and raised by a family of musicians and has 5 siblings, not including himself. Same
goes for Michael Jackson with the exception of 4 siblings, not including himself.
2. Mars was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is half Puerto Rican and part Filipino, which gives him his
smooth moves and soulful voice. Bruno’s ballad, When I Was Your Man, is reminiscent of Michael’s
earlier She’s Out Of My Life.
3. Michael was known for creating music by singing the sounds on tape. He also drew sounds from
Jazz, Rock and AfroFunk. Mars’ music displays a wide variety of styles including pop, rock, reggae,
R&B, soul, and hip hop.
4. Jackson participated in songs with McCartney, Jagger, and Rockwell. Mars participated in songs
with Travie McCoy, B.o.B, and Eminem. He also cowrote FloRida’s Right Round, CeeLo’s F**k
You, and others songs for artists like Sean Kingston and Adam Levine. Both Jackson and Mars stand
out in the songs they took part in.
5. Like Michael Jackson, Mars pines for the pre rock era role of the pure entertainer, a classic song
and dance man. Mars has been nominated for 113 major awards, including 12 Grammy’s and nine Teen Choice Awards. He has sold 10 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide as a singer. He has sold over115 million records worldwide as a singer, producer and songwriter, beside having a catalog of 22
“Hot 100” hits. Bruno Mars also has the highest total among solo male artists of number one songs on Hot 100 Airplay. He created five number one singles in the US; the only male who has reached five leaders more quickly than Bruno Mars was Elvis Presley. Now, Jackson has been crazy successful with his career in his lifetime. There is no doubt he surpasses the amount of awards that Bruno has received. So, the truth is, there will likely NEVER be another Michael Jackson, but if anyone is going to come close, it’s Bruno Mars.