As of 2015, Bruno Mars's main CD releases are his two solo albums, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" and "Unorthodox Jukebox." Mars has also released many CD singles featuring his most popular songs.
CD singles Bruno Mars has released include "Treasure," "It Will Rain," "Just The Way You Are" and "When I Was Your Man." Several other artists have released CD singles billing Mars as a featured artist. Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" is one of the most notable of these collaborations, as it became a worldwide hit. Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, Bruno Mars achieved fame in 2009 when he provided guest vocals for hits by B.o.B and Travie McCoy. As of 2015, Mars has received two Grammy Awards, a Billboard Award and a People's Choice Award.
In the first five years of his music career, Mars released five songs that reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. This makes Mars the fastest-rising male music star since Elvis Presley, a major visual and musical influence on Mars. The artist's music combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, rock and doo-wop. Bruno Mars has achieved critical acclaim for his live show, which emphasizes spectacle and showmanship. Due to his extravagant live productions, commentators have favorably compared Mars with Michael Jackson.