Bruno Mars Drops a Grenade on the 'Today Show'

Puerto Rican-Filipino cutie Bruno Mars hit the stage this morning on NBC’s Today Show as part of the Toyota Concert Series. Wearing a green and black plaid jacket, a chauffeur hat and Ray-Ban sunglasses, the singer-songwriter belted out a couple of songs from his debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Atlantic Records), including fan favorites “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade.”

When interviewing the 25-year-old, host Matt Lauer steered clear of any touchy questions—namely the performer’s upcoming court date for cocaine possession—and asked him why he decided to venture out on his own after writing and producing for other artists. A very chilled out Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, said, "When it’s your time it’s your time." And when asked about the biggest difference between working for others and doing it for himself, he simply said, "My heart and soul are in this album."

There’s definitely plenty of emotion in his video for the hit single “Grenade,” a track about doing anything—including catching a grenade—for a girl who just doesn’t appreciate it. Filmed in Los Angeles, the clip has a suited up Mars dragging a piano through the streets to prove his worth to this “bad woman.” Check it out below:

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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