Bruno Mars Covers Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’

Published: Thursday 20th Jan 2011 by Sam

Breakout star Bruno Mars has seen the last 12 months bring him much in the way of critical and commercial success. Nominated for a whopping 7 awards at this year’s Grammy’s, the singer-songwriter’s debut album – ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ – has been a global smash.

Currently doing a promotional run here in the UK, Mars visited the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge this week to perform his #1 hit ‘Grenade’, as well as a stunning rendition of Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’.

Check out the 25 year old in action below…

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  1. dboy January 20, 2011

    interesting, never been the first to comment

    i didn’t watch the video but i think bruno’s voice and songs is very soothing to women

    i think we need that in this day in time

  2. HOLY DAME GODTINA THE QUEEN January 20, 2011



  3. Chris January 20, 2011

    That version of California Gurls made a thoroughly annoying song really quite beautiful!

  4. Who’s Cedric? January 20, 2011

    His voice is great and I LOVE Grenade…but I bought his album and I am not impressed at all, apart from two other songs the album sucks.

    I can’t deny the dude is mad talented though and I think those Grammy Awards are well deserved. Oh and I hated the California Gurls cover.

  5. OLO January 20, 2011

    why no opinion or review?


    cover is good

  6. KAT DELUNA FAN January 20, 2011

    He is incredible love this man 0.o

  7. Shouw January 20, 2011

    AND HELL YES I WANT MORE BRUNO MARS ON TGJ !! he’s amaziiing ! True Artist

  8. gfhfgh January 20, 2011

    😛 😛 😛 I love this , i lov e my b oyfriend, he is a nice guy !.

    i met him via —– Bla c k’w h it e’F li rts. C” 0- M—-

    The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “chocolate”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

  9. TIMMI January 20, 2011

    LOVE HIM… Amazing. One of of the BEST male vocalists out there from our generation.

  10. Dunster January 20, 2011

    Why is his hand in his pocket like that? Throwing signs bruno?

  11. CHECKMATE January 20, 2011

    I see the big deal. He aint that great of a vocalist compared to the days of Vandross and the like. He’s really a country bumpkin beach singer with a rnb flavor thrown in. Yaaawn!

  12. CHECKMATE January 20, 2011

    Meant.. i dont see the big deal.

  13. Dave January 20, 2011

    Ok… clearly his name is not Luther Vandross Checkmate. He’s his own type of singer & person “Bruno Mars” & he needs to be only compared to himself. Get people not preferring him, but to down him as a vocalist by comparing him to Luther, come on nah… BRUNO DID GREAT BTW!

  14. RiCiBey January 20, 2011

    This man is sooooo talented………and fine 😆 I love the cover….

  15. En Route January 20, 2011

    Keep Doing Your thing Bruno the best is yet to come….He’s the resurgence of the singer songwriter into pop culture

  16. BENJAMIN January 20, 2011

    It sounds ok, but kinda boring. That particular song isn’t made for the slow jam treatment.

  17. Prince January 20, 2011

    I think Bruno is the BEST male vocalist of this generation. I hope he releases Talking To the Moon ask a single!!

  18. Prince January 20, 2011

    *as*a single! Neyo,Chris and Usher need 2 watch out!

  19. Kevin January 20, 2011

    cant deny, dude has a good voice.

    in general, i rarely like male voices because there are ton of females who can sing way better than any male can, but Bruno is close to an exception

  20. jennifer January 20, 2011

    i dont relly think bruno mars is that exiting i like katy perry more that bruno mars i think bruno is f****** ugly in greenade

  21. MUSIC LOVER January 20, 2011

    If Bruno Mars looked liked motherfucking Usher, Chris Brown, or Trey Songz, HE WOULD BE SO MUCH BIGGER! But since he is average looking, he doesn’t get as much support as he can. We all know it’s true.

    With that said, if I was to “stan” for any male artist, it would be for Bruno Mars. I’ve been listening to him before “Nothin’ On You” and he deserves all success. I hope he releases “Count On Me” as his next single even though it’s OLD as heck. It would do well on the charts. Such a BRILLIANT VOCALIST and SONG WRITER. No motherfucking autotune or dance b******* beat. He better sweep at the Scammys!

  22. sane beyhanna stan January 20, 2011

    Yesss I LOVE bruno! And@ prince yess I agree he has a unique voice I love his music and I hope he does well

  23. thatwas January 21, 2011

    Bruno is a great vocalist, but he is not the greatest male singer of this generation…just stop it…I guess whoever said that has never listened to rock, jazz, or other rnb artists.

  24. AML Exam January 21, 2011

    Bruno is so sweet here. If she’d be a california gal I have to say he’s not just hot but really talented. 🙂

  25. KD January 21, 2011

    Bruno may not be the greatest male vocalist but he is a breath of fresh air.

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