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January 6th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

Bruno Mars on getting dropped by Motown and picking up the pieces: "I didn't want to give up"

Tonight Piers Morgan sits down with Bruno Mars in The Bardot Club, where Mars got his career started. They talk about everything from his six Grammy nominations to getting dropped by Motown records. "I used to be able to walk into a room and say, hey, I’m Bruno Mars, I’m signed with Motown Records," Mars says. "And then - now I have to say I got dropped from Motown Records."

The massive blow gave Mars a change to grow up and get back on track. He says "I grew as an artist." Tune in at 9pm ET/PT for more on how he picked himself up and turned into the pop sensation he is now.

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  1. Desiree

    He reminds me of Michael Jackson.

    January 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • millrose11

      Motown will regret the day they dropped a singer like Bruno Mars. The executives there need to re- examine their decision and find some way to get him back. He is one of the best singers of this millinuem, what's wrong with Motown?

      April 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • The Magnolia

        LOVE BRUNO!!! Motown must be unable to meet the demands of such a strong force of sound. Its so to bad. The strength of the company could not hold such a super artist. Bruno will continue to succeed because his voice and style is soulful and different from what we are feeling out here now. Super surprised but I know a true BOSS will sign him and do what is necessary to let us keep hearing him.

        March 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bon

    My 10 year old granddaughter has got to be Bruno Mars' biggest fan. She's absolutely crazy about him!

    January 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Courtney

    Omg, I'm literally obsessed with Bruno. This is the only clipof the interview I've been able to watch cause they don't have this channel in the UK. I need to see it NOW.

    January 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Renie

    He ist the best singer, songwriter, producer and dancer 😉 in the whole wide world!!!

    January 7, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Josie

    am I in heaven yet <3-<3

    January 7, 2012 at 4:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. rasha

    he's just so sweet and down to earth I watched the whole intreview and you can see that he comes from a good family his parents have done a great job and what I like about him is that he's actually talented and his voice is just breath taking

    January 7, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. alisha

    Bruno mars is the best singer and dancer he's the best and I'm obsessed with bruno mars his voice is breath taking!x

    January 7, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. isabella

    he`s so bautiful. And he has a so beautiful voice!!!! his songs are the best songs ever. I love you , bruno! <3

    January 7, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. MINX

    60 and a Bruno Mars fan – be good, Bruno . . .

    January 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. georgette beltran

    I admire Bruno Mars. I think he has a gorgeous voice, a fabulous stage persona, and enormous talent in songwriting and producing. As a Song Artist myself, I am definitely a serious fan of this young man.

    February 9, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. doreen

    When it comes to my daughter Marissa, there is nothing I would'nt do for her like hop in the car and drive all night to get to a free consert Bruno was performing. Totally worth it because as we all know Bruno Mars is amazing !!!!!

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    I'm 58 & a music nut since the age of 3. My nieces & nephews know, that I know music. Throw backs & current. Motown & beyond. The first time I heard Bruno Mars sing....I was in awe. This beautiful kid is amazing! He's going to be a soul & voice thats going to be around for a long time. Congratulations, Bruno. Keep playing whats in your heart & never let anyone stop you. Leaving the love....

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